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    24 Insanely Effective Products That Do Their One Job Really Well

    What can I say, they get the job done!

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    1. This portable dog paw cleaner is a quick and easy way to remove any muck from your dog's paws after a muddy walk.

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    Just add some water to the MudBuster, insert your dog's paw, do a lil' twist, and then dab the paw dry. The bristles are made from silicone, so they're effective at lifting away dirt while still remaining gentle on their paws.

    Price: £13.16 for a medium size – it's also available in small and large sizes.

    2. This reusable pet hair remover is faster and more effective than a lint roller, catching even the smallest of hairs!

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    The hair will collect in a compartment at the back of the roller, which you can then empty into the bin whenever it gets full. Customers are amazed by how well it works, awarding it a 4.3-star average rating from over 2,000 reviews.

    Price: £12.99

    3. These little dehumidifier tubs will absorb the excess moisture in the air – they're perfect for garages, wardrobes, and caravans among other places.

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    As the weather gets colder, condensation, mould, mildew, and damp can become a real problem. These tubs contain hydrophilic crystals that draw out and then retain the excess moisture in the air, absorbing up to three times their own weight in water. They're pretty great value for money too, as each one will last you around four to six weeks depending on the humidity levels of where you place it.

    Price: £13.98 for ten.

    4. This lip repair stick by O'Keeffe's provides instant relief for chapped lips, and will last even after you eat and drink.

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    Winter is approaching, which means painfully dry lips are too. This lip balm creates a flexible long-lasting barrier, so it'll keep your lips hydrated for up to eight hours and also withstand any eating or drinking you do throughout the day! I have used this myself after trying pretty much every "intense" lip balm out there, and this is by far the most effective. It also doesn't leave an unpleasant, greasy residue on your lips like many others can.

    Price: £2.99

    5. These self-adhesive strips will let you put up heavy frames without the need for any tools.

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    Four strips can hold a weight of 7.2kg – pretty impressive right? Just stick them onto the frame you want to put up before pressing it firmly to the wall. It'll stay securely in place, and won't leave any residue on your wall if you decide to remove it!

    Price: £10 for 12 strips.

    6. This headlight restoration kit removes oxidisation and yellowing to get your headlights looking new again.

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    Improve the clarity of your headlights with this easy-to-use kit! Clean the lens beforehand, apply the lens clarifying compound (make sure to use masking tape to protect any painted surfaces), and then follow up with the spray lubricant and restoration pads if it's still not fully clear. Finish off with a sealing wipe to add a protective layer, and you're done!

    Price: £9.85

    7. This soap saver keeps your bar high and dry, which extends its life and stops those gross slimy pools from forming.

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    Its design allows water to drain from the soap and air to circulate underneath it, keeping the bar dry and stopping it from going slimy. It can be easily cut to size too!

    Price: £3.98

    8. This copper tongue scraper will get rid of any white residue on your tongue, making your breath fresher in the process.

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    It's made from 100% copper which is known for its naturally-occurring microbial properties. Just scrape it with gentle pressure along your tongue until the white residue is removed, and when the scraper isn't in use you can pop it in the handy bag that's included.

    Price: £5.25

    9. There's no need to to faff about with swirling the water or adding vinegar if you want perfect poached eggs – these Poachies bags will do all the work for you!

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    Crack an egg into one of the bags, immerse it in boiling water for four-and-a-half to five-and-a-half minutes, remove it. and then gently shake out your perfectly poached egg!

    Price: £2.39 for a pack of 20 bags.

    10. Use these exfoliating mitts on your body and be amazed (and disgusted) by how much dead skin they buff away.

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    These will get rid of dead skin that you didn't even realise was there! Soak your skin in warm water (these are ideal for when you're in the bath), and then wet the mitt before stretching it over your hand and scrubbing! After that, the dead skin will literally roll off of you.

    Price: £11.60 for eight.

    11. This highly-rated Sally Hansen cuticle remover can dissolve dry cuticles in as little as fifteen seconds.

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    This stuff will break down the buildup of dry cuticle skin and drastically cut down your manicure time in the process. A little of this stuff goes a long way, which makes its low price tag even better value for money!

    Price: £4.98

    12. Keep your most important kitchen tools at their best with this knife sharpener – it even works on serrated knives!

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    This sharpener has a 4.5-star average rating from 23,500 reviews, so you know it has to be good. It's so small and lightweight that you can easily just pop it in a drawer when it's not in use, and it features a PowerGrip suction that means it will stay securely fixed to your countertops while you sharpen your knives.

    Price: £6

    13. Pop this Greensaver by OXO into your crisper drawer and it'll help to keep your produce fresher for longer.

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    Some fruit and veg release a gas called ethylene, which can speed up the ripening (and rotting) process of the produce around it. This little insert contains a carbon filter to absorb that gas, helping to extend the life of your fruits and vegetables. It even has a built-in date indicator so you know when to replace the filter (FYI, that should be done every 90 days).

    Price: £8

    14. This TubShroom will catch any fallen hairs before they have a chance to clog up your drain.

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    Fixing a hair-clogged drain can be a lot of hassle, but preventing it from happening in the first place is surprisingly easy! This TubShroom fits into your drain and collects any hairs that fall when you shower. The hairs will wrap around its cylinder and when it starts to look a bit full you can just take it out, remove the hair, and pop it back in!

    Price: £12.55

    15. These grossly satisfying foot peel masks will get rid of the hard, dead skin on your soles.

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    They contain peach kernel extract which helps with cell regeneration, as well as lactic acid to gently exfoliate the skin. For the vast majority of customers, the dead skin peeled away in under two weeks!

    Price: £9.99 for two pairs.

    16. This powder will remove tea and coffee stains from the inside of your mug without the need for any scrubbing.

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    Getting into the nooks and crannies of your mug with a sponge or scrubbing brush can be incredibly tricky, but thankfully this genius powder lifts stains away from those bits you can't normally reach. It works well on travel mugs and flasks too!

    Price: £6.09

    17. These cute little cable bites will help to stop your phone charger from becoming frayed and damaged.

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    Sometimes when we charge our phones, the cable ends up at an awkward angle that makes it more prone to getting damaged over time. Put one of these cute lil' animals over it and it'll protect the outer part of the cord – the inside is a soft silicone lining that's gentle on your charger while the outer shell is a hard plastic.

    Price: £7.99 for six.

    18. This Booktopus will hold the pages of your book open for you, making reading one-handed way easier.

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    Who among us doesn't love a novelty product that's actually really useful? Simply slide it over your pages and it'll hold your book open for you, preventing that annoying hand cramp. It's really lightweight and portable too, so you can easily take it with you when you're reading on the go.

    Price: £6.99

    19. Soothe dry, irritated, screen-frazzled eyes with this Optrex spray that provides instant relief and prevents further moisture loss.

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    Dry, tired, and itchy eyes are often caused by damage to the lipid layer. This Optrex spray works to repair and protect it, providing you with relief for up to four hours. You spray it on with your eyes closed, which makes it ideal for people who hate touching their eyes or using drops, and it's suitable for contact lens wearers too!

    Price: £11.42

    20. Makeup brushes are one of the most important pieces of your beauty kit, and this specially-formulated shampoo will help you to gently but effectively clean them.

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    This paraben and phthalate-free shampoo removes more than 90%(!) of makeup without leaving any oily residue behind. For brushes used daily it's recommended to wash them with this once a week, but because you only need a little bit of product each time this should still last you a while!

    Price: £7.99

    21. Next time you spill makeup or tea on your carpet, use this stain remover spray and watch the marks vanish!

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    Your carpet doesn't have to be ruined forever just because you spilled a cuppa on it! Simply blot the offending stain, spray this cleaner on, rinse the area and blot it dry, and then go over the treated area with a hoover – it's that simple. It's super effective but also gentle on your carpets, and won't leave a residue behind.

    Price: £4.49

    22. This hair growth oil can help your locks to grow thicker, stronger, and longer, and judging from the reviews it really does work wonders!

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    It's packed full of castor oil, caffeine, rosemary oil, and biotin to help thicken and strengthen hair. Massage a few drops into your scalp (you don't need very much), leave it for at least 30 minutes or overnight, and then wash your hair as normal. Do that two to four times a week, and you'll soon start seeing some pretty impressive results – tons of customers say this has made a massive difference to their hair loss!

    Price: £19.99

    23. Add some extra inches of water to your bath with this overflow drain cover that'll let you enjoy a truly relaxing soak.

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    This will securely attach to your overflow drain via suction cup. Once applied, it essentially moves your drain "up" a few inches which increases the amount of water you can fill your tub with. It's mildew-resistant and fits over most common overflow drain designs.

    Price: £5.50

    24. Retrieve your toast without scalding your fingers by using these simple (yet genius) bamboo toaster tongs.

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    If you've ever had your crumpets or hot cross bun fall right down to the bottom of the toaster, making it almost impossible to retrieve, I feel your pain. These tongs are slim enough to easily fit into the slots of your toaster, and at 22cm long you'll have no problem getting food out. They're heat and stain resistant, and despite their lightweight feel they're also very sturdy!

    Price: £5.25