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    18 Things From Amazon That I Know Work Because I've Tried Them Myself

    Tried, tested, and approved.

    1. This reusable pet hair remover is more effective than lint rollers and quicker than always getting the hoover out, lifting away shed fur in mere moments.

    2. This leakproof thermal cup has a clever 360° opening so you can drink from any side of it, and will keep tea or coffee piping hot for hours.

    3. These Invisibobble hair ties will let you have the sky-high ponytail of your dreams, without any pulling at your scalp or annoying dents when you take it out.

    4. You don't even need to use washing up liquid for this e-cloth pad to work its magic – only water! It has a soft side for cutting through grease and grime, and a tougher side that will get rid of stuck-on food without ruining your pots or pans.

    5. This roll of Velcro tape will make sure your notice board, tapestry, or canvas stays firmly in place.

    6. This running belt has a secure, zip-free opening, so you can easily access your phone when you need it without the fear it will fall out mid-run. The snugly-fitting design means this belt won't swivel around as you run either!

    7. This highly-rated sleep mask won't let any light sneak through, and has memory foam padding on the inside for extra comfort and a perfect fit.

    8. This exercise mat is made from a thick and durable foam – so you can focus on your workout rather than the feeling of the floorboards digging into you.

    9. This six-piece set of heat-resistant silicone utensils are flexible enough to scrape out every last bit of food, but sturdy enough to stir with.

    10. These little razors will tidy up your eyebrows, remove peach fuzz and upper lip hair, and take off the dead skin on the surface of your face.

    11. This crumb collector is a nifty way to clear your countertops and tables of mess leftover from food prep, and because it's made of stainless steel it's easy to clean.

    12. Dry, cracked hands will be a problem of the past with the O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream. It boosts the moisture in your skin as well as preventing further moisture loss, alleviating the discomfort and improving the appearance of severely dry hands.

    13. These reusable silicone mats are the perfect substitute for baking paper! They're non-stick, super easy to clean, and come in a variety of sizes for different trays.

    14. This all-purpose descaler will remove the limescale deposits from your kettle, shower heads, and taps in just ten minutes.

    15. If you keep buying umbrellas that turn inside out at the slightest breeze, I'm here to tell you this incredibly sturdy one exists and isn't much more than a tenner.

    16. This five-pack of large vacuum bags will make your bulkiest clothes easier to stow away when you don't need them.

    17. This OXO Good Grips peeler absolutely deserves its 4.9-star average rating from over 6,000 customers – it makes food prep a breeze!

    18. If you often forget to stay hydrated throughout the day, this flip-straw water bottle with time markings on the side is well worth a buy.