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    26 Products To Help You Become A Responsible Adult In 2020

    Welcome to adulthood!

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    1. These heavy-duty suspenders will keep your sheets firmly in place, so you no longer have to wrestle with your bedsheets to try and get all four corners over your mattress.

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    They're made of elastic bungee cord with chrome clips, and the solid triangle structure will stop your sheets riding up even if you move around a lot in your sleep.

    Price: £4.35

    2. Get an at-a-glance look at your week with this desk planner that means you shouldn't forget any important to-dos.

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    It's pretty while still being fairly no-frills and minimalist, and you'll get 55 sheets so it can last you the entire year!

    Price: £10.99

    3. Take really good care of your teeth by investing in this highly-rated Oral-B electric toothbrush. It's been reviewed over 2,700 times!

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    It has a two-minute timer to ensure you brush for the correct amount of time, pressure detection to let you know when you're brushing too hard, and six different cleaning modes to choose from such as whitening and tongue cleaning! One charge of this lasts over two weeks, which makes it perfect for traveling with as well.

    Price: £79.99

    4. This felt backpack organiser insert means you won't have to rummage around to find your headphones anymore.

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    It has tons of compartments in varying sizes, plus a zipped pocket for anything you want to keep extra secure.

    Price: £18.99

    5. Being an adult means *actually* flossing regularly rather than lying to your dentist about it. This 4.5-star rated water flosser makes it really easy to clean between your teeth thanks to its high-pressure water pulsations.

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    It has three modes; normal for everyday cleaning, soft for sensitive teeth, and pulse to massage your gums. The water pulses at a pretty impressive speed of 1400 times per minute to effectively get at the plaque between your teeth, and customers say their teeth really do feel noticeably cleaner after just a few uses of this.

    Price: £29.99

    6. If you're vaguely aware of how gross your phone screen is but have yet to do anything about it, now's the time! This anti-bacterial, anti-static cleaning spray will remove the dirt, grease, and germs lingering on your phone. It's also more eco-friendly than disposable wipes as you get a reusable microfibre cloth!

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    The formula is alcohol free and hypoallergenic, and won't harm the coating of your screen in any way. It's perfect for other electronic screens too, such as laptops, tablets, and monitors.

    Price: £5.98

    7. This clever honeycomb drawer organiser makes it way easier to find a matching pair of socks in the morning.

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    These snap together so you can use as many or as few as you need depending on how much stuff you have and the size of your drawer. This pack can make up to 32 storage hexagons – easily enough for your socks and underwear.

    Price: £8.95

    8. If the hassle of cooking from scratch puts you off from experimenting in the kitchen, The Roasting Tin contains a varied selection of delicious, nutritious recipes where the oven does most of the work for you.

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    This book contains 75 one-dish dinners that require a minimal amount of preparation. There's also useful and beautifully illustrated infographics to help you come up with your own traybake combinations!

    Price: £7

    9. If you're guilty of forgetting about jars of pesto that end up going mouldy at the back of the fridge, these organiser baskets display the contents of your fridge in a way that lets you easily see what you already have.

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    These are great for jars, cans, small produce, and pretty much any of the things you tend to find at the back of the fridge!

    Price: £11.85 for four organisers.

    10. Getting rid of limescale and detergent buildup from your washing machine and dishwasher sounds like a) an incredibly boring chore and b) it'd be a massive effort, but this limescale and grease remover makes it really easy.

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    Use one sachet per month to help prolong the life of your appliance and simultaneously improve its energy efficiency. It thoroughly cleans and sanitises the internal parts of your machines, with customers saying it has made their washing machines and dishwashers like new!

    Price: £12.97

    11. If pensions, credit scores, and investments leave you feeling more than a little confused, Money: A User’s Guide is here to offer a practical - but never patronising - guide on everything you need to know about your finances.

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    Written by money expert Laura Whateley, this book delves into the things about money you might have always wondered about but were maybe too afraid to ask. It's full of tips to help you become financially aware and make informed decisions about your money, and even has sections on love and mental health for a real 360° approach on taking control of your finances.

    Price: £5.75

    12. Adding some steamed veg to dinner is an easy way to get in more of your five a day, but steamers are just another thing to take up space in smaller kitchens! This foldable steaming basket is a great alternative that can be adjusted to fit a variety of pots.

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    It has nifty silicone feet at the bottom so that it doesn't scratch the inside of your pots, and a handle with a hole in it so you can easily lift your steamer tray out once your food is done. Then when you don't need to use it, it can easily collapse into a more compact size and shape for storage!

    Price: £8.99

    13. This handheld clothes steamer won't just help you get crease-free clothes, it has attachments to remove lint and pet hair too!

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    The anti-leakage design of this means you can use it vertically and horizontally with no worries of water spilling out, and there's an auto shut-off after eight minutes of inactivity which saves you any worries of "wait, did I forget to turn it off?" when you leave for work in the morning.

    Price: £28.99

    14. The time has come to tackle those stains on your carpet. This two-pack of Dr Beckmann carpet cleaners will get the job done – there's a reason 85% of reviewers have given it five stars!

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    The cleaning brush on the top of the bottle allows you to really scrub this into the affected area of carpet, while the powerful oxy formula eliminates odours alongside removing household stains. Lots of customers say this is the best carpet cleaner around, and that even tough-to-remove stains are no trouble with this!

    Price: £7.95

    15. You know you're getting old when a mop can be described as "cool", but you know what? This one has a foot-operated wringer so you can control how much water is in the mop, and that *is* kind of cool.

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    The microfibre mop head has a triangular shape so it can reach those tricky corners, and the foot-operated wringer will spin when you push down on the pedal to extract as much water from the mop as you need. There's a built-in spout too, which makes it easier and less messy to pour water from it into the sink.

    Price: £25.99

    16. Always be on time with this intense yet HIGHLY effective alarm clock that will literally shake you awake.

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    Keep meaning to work on your punctuality but still struggle to wake up on time? This super-loud alarm clock should do the trick if it feels like nothing else has. It is - and I can't reiterate this enough - VERY loud with its volume of 85dB, and you also get a shaker pad to put under your pillow or in your bed which will vibrate when the alarm goes off for some additional waking. The clock even flashes with a hard-to-ignore LED light, making this the perfect bit of tough-love if you're constantly oversleeping.

    Price: £49.99

    17. In an ideal world, nobody would forget to take the meat out of the freezer. But for the next time it happens, at least you'll be prepared with this defrosting tray that is up to five times faster than regular defrosting.

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    No electricity is required to use this, which means unlike defrosting in a microwave or oven you don't run the risk of partially cooking the food by accident. Depending on the size and thickness of what you put on it, the tray can defrost some foods in as little as 20 minutes! The size of this tray can accomodate two standard-sized chicken breasts.

    Price: £10.99

    18. Not being able to find the right lid for your containers won't be a problem anymore with this holder that can fit 38 lids.

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    If you have a lot of containers in varying sizes, stacking them all together with the lids on top is a surefire way to waste space in your kitchen cupboards. This neat lil' holder can accommodate 12 large lids and 26 small ones without any problem, so you always know where they are and which ones you've got.

    Price: £11.40

    19. Even though it feels like everywhere is going paperless, there are always some important documents that you really need to keep hard copies of. You can organise them all in this expanding file folder that has 13 different compartments.

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    This is an easy way to store your files and it isn't bulky either! The labels are all colour-coded and removable so you can create your own headings, and people say this folder is of a really good quality.

    Price: £11.95

    20. There's nothing like some new stationery to get you in the mood to organise your life. This 2020 diary is really pretty and has weekly layouts as well as monthly calendars so you don't forget that dinner you've got planned.

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    It has a sturdy hardcover, spiral binding, and thick paper to make it feel extra luxe, and there's a handy pocket at the back of it for any papers you want to store.

    Price: £10.99

    21. You're never going to not need to buy birthday cards. This 48-pack of understated-but-cute cards will save you many last-minute dashes to the shops.

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    There's something quite grown-up about having a stash of cards "just in case", and there's no duds amongst these designs. Multipack ones can feel thin, but thick 300gsm card is used for these meaning that they don't look or feel as if they've been bought in bulk.

    Price: £11.95

    22. These stretchy silicone lids can easily cover a variety of dishes and containers to keep your food fresh without using cling film.

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    They can even stretch over fruits that have been cut in half to retain their freshness! Customers really appreciate the large variety of sizes you get with this selection, with some saying this has replaced cling film for them.

    Price: £9.48 for 12

    23. This 3-in-1 duvet is comprised of two duvets you can attach together; a thin one for warm nights, a thicker one for colder evenings, and then when combined they make the ultimate cosy winter duvet.

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    When stuck together, the 4.5 tog and 10.5 tog make a thick, warm duvet, and the snap fasteners make it really quick and easy to chop and change your duvet to best suit the weather. They have a cosy and comfy hollow fibre filling, and are soft to the touch too. Because they're machine washable at 40°C and tumble-dryer friendly, you can have them clean and back on your bed in no time at all.

    Price: £31.57

    24. Cleaning the oven is the most arduous of adult chores, which is why these Teflon liners you can put at the base of your oven to catch drips and spills are so genius.

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    These non-stick liners can be easily cut to size to fit the bottom of your oven. When they start to get dirty, you can just put them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand in the sink with washing-up liquid and a sponge. There's no need to worry about these getting damaged in your oven either – they can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C.

    Price: £6.99

    25. Composting at home is one of those things that you maybe feel you *should* do but haven't yet. This little compost bin has a 4.5-litre capacity and will be an unobtrusive presence on your kitchen counter.

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    The bin itself is made from 100% recycled plastic (old CD cases, to be exact). Though it's small, many reviewers praise it for being sturdy and also appreciate how easy it is to clean.

    Price: £6

    26. Find yourself accidentally making enough spaghetti to feed a family of eight when you just meant to make it for yourself? Eyeballing what a portion is can be really tricky, but this spaghetti measure has different-sized holes for different serving sizes so you get it right every single time.

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    This way you won't have to deal with potentially binning your extra food or having to eat leftovers the next day that you don't really want. It's stain-resistant and dishwasher-safe too!

    Price: £4.97