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    22 Problem-Solving Products That’ll Save You Time, Money, Or Both

    And most things on this list are under $30!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A bestselling reusable mask that'll take your protection and style to the next level. Not only do these come in stylish patterns, but each mask has five layers to filter out the bad stuff. And they're totally washable, so you won't need to buy another multipack of disposable masks again.

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    Unlike many other reusable masks on the market, this one doesn't skimp on a secure nose clip, which helps prevent fogging, if you wear glasses.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99. Available in 37 styles.

    2. A universal lid that'll fit a multitude of pots and pans, so you won't have to buy separate lids. It has a heat-resistant silicone rim and handle which will help prevent accidental burns in the kitchen.

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    It's dishwasher safe and reviewers say they absolutely love the clear glass lid, because they can see their food cooking.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99+. Available in five sizes.

    3. A stainless steel hair-removing spring that'll revolutionize the way you get rid of your facial hair. The spaces in the spring grab on to hairs like several tiny pairs of tweezers and remove them in seconds!

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    I've been using one of these for five years and it takes me under a minute to do my whole upper lip area. It won't rust, so you can just leave it in warm soapy water for 20 minutes to give it a thorough cleanse.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.95.

    4. A fashionable jersey toque that's lined with satin on the inside, so your hair won't suffer from friction-induced breakage and static. It’s especially great for voluminous or curly hair and will leave it luscious and free of frizz. Think satin pillowcase, but any time, anywhere.

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    Reviewers with curly hair love how comfy it is to wear and how much easier it is to manage their hair when they wear it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.32+. Available in two sizes.

    5. A reusable oil-absorbing roller from Revlon that's made of very, very thirsty volcanic stone. It'll instantly suck excess oil off your skin, so you won't have to use tons of blotting sheets or powder your nose every other hour.

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    Reviewers are super impressed with its ability to take skin from dripping greasy to ultra matte in seconds!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    6. A little beauty spatula that'll allow you get the product from the bottom of your skincare and makeup products. It may look like this is the end, but there's still at least five wears' worth of foundation in that expensive bottle you shelled out dough on!

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    BuzzFeed writer Kaysey Davis tried it out, and writes, "The regular spatula is great for medium to large sized bottles like lotion, shampoo, or conditioner. It's long enough to get to the bottom of the containers and the end of the handle is on an angle so you have more control. The mini spatula is perfect for makeup bottles. I used it all the time when the pump on one of my serum bottles stopped working. I figure after using these spatulas for a few months, I've probably saved more than a few loonies and toonies on makeup and skincare. Plus, it's super satisfying to see how much product comes out. I knew there was more in there!"

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the S&T Beauty Spatulas (#1 on the list).

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $9.28.

    7. A collection of potted succulents for anyone who has no time for plant maintenance. These are artificial, but look like the real deal. They're small enough to fit comfortably in any nook of your home, and they never die, so you won't need to stress about keeping them alive.

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    Get six succulents from Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    8. A waterproof seat liner that'll take away all the stress of taking car rides with your dog. Its unique design provides hammock-like coverage, so your dog will feel protected and you won't have to spend on a car cleaning (or replacing your seat upholstery) afterwards, either.

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    It takes mere minutes to install and is secured with durable buckles. Plus, the material is scratch-proof, in case you have dog with too much personality to stay put. Small messes can be vacuumed or wiped, but you can also throw it in the washer when there's too much to clean. Reviewers love the build quality and say it's totally worth the peace of mind.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    9. A heavy-duty bike lock that'll make sure no crook steals your wheels. It's resistant to dust, dirt, and water corrosion, and comes with two keys, so you always have a backup in case you lose one. Reviewers love the solid build and value for money.

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    Reviewers say the U-cable design looks complicated enough to discourage thieves from giving it a go.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.96.

    10. A bunch of silicone bottle stoppers for when you overestimate your abilities and can't finish one bottle of wine. It forms an airtight seal that'll keep your reds rich and whites crisp, even weeks after you've first popped the bottle.

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    Because these have a tapered design, they're compatible with most bottle mouths. And they all have a stainless steel core, so they're as durable as it gets.

    Get eight stoppers from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    11. A super-sturdy chew toy that'll keep your dog from munching on the corners of your furniture. It's specially designed for aggressive chewers and it comes in chicken, bacon, mint, and peanut flavours, meaning your pup won't even wanna look at your pitiful-tasting coffee table again.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99+. Available in four flavours and three sizes.

    12. Some acrylic mirror stickers that take minutes to install and are a great affordable cover-up option for a visibly damaged wall in your home, too. They'll reflect light to make your room look more spacious. The hexagons come individually, so you can play around and create a pattern that suits your room best.

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    Reviewers are impressed with the value for money and say it took them no more than ten minutes to apply.

    Get a pack of 13 on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in two colours.

    13. A stylish pre-sewn hijab, so you won't have to spent 15 minutes fiddling with pins to secure it before you head out for the head. They're made with a non-slip, breathable fabric that'll feel silky soft on your face and hair.

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    Reviewers love the that they can put it on in mere seconds and it looks great every time.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.90. Available in four colours.

    14. A reusable coffee filter that'll save you from buying disposable ones for up to five years. Not only is it a worthwhile investment in terms of money, it also makes living a low-waste life so much easier.

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    Reviewers say it's a breeze to clean and some have even noticed their beverage tastes better.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    15. An electric fabric shaver that'll remove lint from pilled-up clothes, linens, and upholstery like magic, so you won't have to replace your sweaters every other winter. It's twice as powerful as most fabric shavers on the market, and its sharp blades are designed to take the fuzz off fabric, without snagging knits.

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    It's USB rechargeable, so you won't need to keep buying batteries. Reviewers love how cute and user-friendly it is.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69. Available in colours.

    16. An ultrasonic cleaner that'll make your tarnished, dirty jewelry shine like it just came from the store. All you need is tap water, but reviewers say it also works brilliantly with a little bit of mild dish soap and manages to get the gunk right out of trinkets that simply won't sparkle with the old toothbrush treatment.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $53.99.

    17. A LifeStraw that'll make your hikes and camping trips extra stress free. It filters contaminated water (without using any chemicals!) and gets rid of 99.999999% of bacteria and parasites, so you can catch a healthy drink basically anywhere.

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    One straw can filter up to 1,000 litres of contaminated water, so you're really, really getting your money's worth.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    18. A water garden that's also a fish tank. It's a closed-loop ecosystem where the plants and fish help have a symbiotic relationship and help each other stay alive and thriving. You'll always have fresh, homegrown herbs, a couple of new pets, and a cool home decor item.

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    The package contains a shatter-resistant fish tank, gravel, organic seeds, grow stones, and natural de-chlorinator. All you'll have to do is go to the pet store and adopt some fishies!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $133.74.

    19. A Kindle e-reader, so you can carry your whole library with you anywhere. Not only will you be able to buy books in a few clicks, but ebooks generally cost less than physical books, so you’ll save money, too. It's slim and small, so it stores easily, and the screen is glare free — it actually looks like paper!

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    One full charge will literally last weeks. Let's face it — books are lovely and you want them all, but they can take up a ton of space and a sizeable chunk of your pay check, if you're a voracious reader..

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119.99.

    20. A bottle of O.P.I. RapiDry spray which will dry and harden your nail polish in 60 seconds, so you won't end up smudging your meticulous application. This product has won multiple beauty awards and great for people who are always on the go.

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    And it's free of dibutyl phthlate, toluene, and formaldehyde, so it won't mess with the health of your cuticles, either.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.80.

    21. A pack of facial razors you can use to quickly and painlessly shape up your brows or remove hair from other parts of your face. No need to book another salon appointment! These also help shave off the top layer of dead skin cells, so you'll be left with a glowing complexion.

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    And makeup goes on like butter afterwards, too! Your skin will thank you, and so will your wallet.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $5.99.

    22. And finally, an adorable earring album, so you can keep your favourite pairs paired and don't have to spend 30 minutes finding the perfect accessory to go with your look. This makes ravelling with jewelry a lot easier, too! You'll never end up with a crushed dangly earring in your luggage again.

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    It has several page-like sections, so you can store a ton of pairs in there.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.95+. Available in four colours.

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