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    19 Genius Products To Help Prevent Little Problems From Becoming Big Problems

    99 problems but this list ain't one.

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    1. Cleaning your ears with cotton buds often just pushes wax deeper into your ear canal. By using this earwax removal syringe, you effectively remove wax AND prevent future buildup.

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    Seriously, ditch the cotton buds and get this syringe with over 3,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. Your ears will thank you!

    Price: £11.99 for one syringe and three reusable syringe tips.

    2. We all know that picking at pimples just makes them worse, but it's so hard to resist! Luckily, these pimple patches protect your spots from you and from pollutants that might further irritate your pores.

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    In addition to protecting your spots from outside contaminants, the patches speed up the healing process by absorbing secretions from your spot like pus and oil. You'll know that the patch is ready to be removed once the translucent centre has turned white.

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    3. If you're a dog parent, then this odour-eliminating spray is a necessity. By removing the scent and stain from your carpet, the spray will prevent your dog from repeatedly "marking" the same spot.

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    Dogs are amazing, but they're also messy – they'll puke, poo, and pee all over your carpet and linens. What's worse is that once a dog pees on a surface, they're likely to repeatedly pee on the same spot to mark their territory. Luckily, this spray has pro-bacteria enzymes that neutralise the odour as well as remove the stain, so your dog won't continue to "mark" that one spot on your rug over and over again.

    Price: £8.09 for 945ml.

    4. Prevent your chargers and cables from fraying (or stop them from fraying even further) with these adorable cable protectors.

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    The cable bites prevent the outer part of the charger from splitting by restricting the movement of the cord, so it won't bend in damaging angles.

    Price: £7.99 for six.

    5. This easy-to-use mould-removing spray is a short-term and a long-term solution to bathroom mould, so I guess you could probably just call it a solution.

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    This spray eliminates visible mould AND prevents mould regrowth. Since the mould remover foams after being sprayed, it stays in place longer than liquid solutions which allows it to attack the mould at a deeper level.

    Price: £5.00

    6. This genius TubShroom – with over 5,000 five-star reviews – catches hair before it can clog your shower drain, saving you and your pipes a whole lot of hassle.

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    Plus, using a TubShroom means you won't have to use one of those drain cleaning liquids that can be pretty harsh on the environment.

    Price: £12.88

    7. And if your drain is already clogged, use this flexible drain dredge to remove hair, gunk, and other buildup before the clog gets worse.

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    You'll feel disgusted but also oddly satisfied to see the sheer amount of hair that comes out of your sink drain.

    Price: £5.86

    8. This 4Head stick will stop your headache in its tracks in just two minutes!

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    This topical pain reliever (which has an average rating of 4.7 stars with 2,207 reviews) works by relaxing the muscles in your forehead and helping to block pain signals. The stick is non-greasy, so it will ease your headache without messing up your makeup.

    Price: £4.00

    9. With the SockDock, a tool that allows you to clip all your socks in pairs before you put them in the wash, you'll never have to worry about missing socks again.

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    The SockDock can be used to keep undergarments, masks, and gloves organised as well.

    Price: £12.42

    10. These reusable non-stick oven liners catch every overflowing drip and prevents them from burning onto your oven.

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    Instead of crouching down and scrubbing your oven at an angle that simply cannot be good for your back, simply remove the liner and pop it in the dishwasher OR give it a quick wash with soapy water.

    Price: £7.99 for two liners.

    11. This quick-drying top coat extends the lifespan of your manicure by preventing problems like chipping and peeling.

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    It's kind of like giving your nails a suit of armour – the top coat penetrates through to the base of your nail and binds the polish to it, making your manicure more resistant to wear and tear. As a result, your polish doesn't chip!

    Price: £4.89

    12. This self-watering and self-aerating plant pot will keep your plants perfectly watered AND prevents issues like root rot.

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    The hollow bottom of the pot allows your plant to water itself naturally by pulling the water up through the soil, while the open slats at the bottom of the pot keep air circulating throughout the soil to prevent mould and rot.

    Price: £6.40

    13. Limescale buildup as a result of hard water doesn't just make your kettle look kind of gross, it can also make your tea get those weird flaky bits. Be sure to use one of these descaling bags to free your kettle from buildup and make your tea taste better!

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    Removing limescale improves both your tea AND your electricity bill, as limescale reduces the efficiency of small appliances, increasing the amount of energy they need. In other words, less limescale means less time waiting for your kettle to boil and less electricity used.

    Price: £2.81 per bag.

    14. This powerful stain remover is specially designed to remove sweat and deodorant stains from your tops.

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    For people who sweat even in the winter, this stain remover is a lifesaver. You can wear your favourite shirts without worrying about ruining them with those pesky white streaks or yellow sweat stains.

    Price: £12.49

    15. The best offence against ingrown hairs is a good defence, so use this exfoliating brush to prevent your leg hairs from growing back into your skin.

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    By regularly exfoliating your legs with this brush, you prevent potential ingrown hairs from re-entering the skin. Plus, the exfoliation will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

    Price: £7.99

    16. This powerful massage pillow will ease muscle tension in your neck and back, preventing painful knots and aches from forming.

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    This massaging pillow uses a combination of heat and four powerful nodes that rotate clockwise and counterclockwise to efficiently relax your muscles. While designed to target your back and neck muscles, its small size means that you can also use it to massage your legs and abdomen.

    Price: £29.99

    17. This paw cleaner, get this, solves two problems at once by thoroughly cleaning your dog's paws after a muddy walk – your dog's dirty feet and the mess those dirty feet will make when they go inside.

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    This portable paw cleaner is faster and much more pleasant than faffing about with wipes. To use it, just add a little water, put your doggo's paw in the cleaner, give it a twist, and you're done. The soft silicone bristles even get rid of dirt and mud from the crevices of your dog's paws.

    Price: £13.16

    18. These popular plant food spikes will take your plants from dying to thriving.

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    Not all plant problems can be solved with sunlight and water – soil quality is important as well. Plant spikes give your soil a burst of nutrients that help your plants *literally* flourish.

    Price: £10.02 for one plant spike and eight fertiliser cylinders (about enough to feed one house plant for up to two months).

    19. Dry cuticles are uncomfortable AND they can seriously mess up a manicure. Luckily, there's this instant cuticle remover that easily and painlessly dissolves dry cuticles in only 15 seconds.

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    This easy-to-use gel will cut your manicure time in half AND make your manicure last longer (no wonder it has an average rating of 4.5 stars from 3,800 reviews!). Dissolving the dry cuticles decreases the amount of oil on your nails, which can help to stop your polish from lifting off. This cuticle remover is pretty potent, so a little goes a long way!

    Price: £4.98