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    16 Useful Products That Get The Job Done Surprisingly Quickly

    Maximum results in minimal time.

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    1. You only need to use this HG Scale Away spray for five minutes max to get great results.

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    This spray is a real game changer when it comes to making your bathroom sparkle again. Whether it's your showerheads, taps, or shower cubicles, this fast-acting foam spray thoroughly removes limescale in minutes – making it something that any person who lives in a hard water area should seriously consider getting.

    Price: £3.00

    2. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution is essentially a 10-minute facial in a bottle.

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    This is an acid peeling solution, which is NOT as scary as it sounds! It basically works to chemically exfoliate your skin (as opposed to physically exfoliate), leaving you with a brighter and more even complexion. This stuff is very effective and pretty powerful, so stick to using it no more than twice a week.

    Price: £7.19

    3. Get boiled or poached eggs in minutes with this egg cooker that ALSO makes omelettes.

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    You can get soft, medium, or hard boiled eggs in no time with this egg cooker, and it only takes 8-12 minutes depending on how you like them. It comes with a tray that allows you to cook up to seven boiled eggs at one time, another tray that can make up to two poached eggs, and a detachable omelette tray too. The buzzer on this will sound when your eggs are ready, meaning it takes virtually no effort to get perfect eggs every time.

    Price: £13.95

    4. This one-minute (yes, one minute!) face mask gets your skin glowing.

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    This face mask is one you can easily add to your morning routine whenever you need an extra boost, as it is designed to be used before (or in) the shower! Just apply it onto your face, wet your hands to rub it in more, and then leave it for 60 seconds before rinsing it off under running water. It uses vitamin C fruits to make your skin look more luminous, and has orange and lemon essential oils to give it a citrusy scent that'll wake you up a bit on those cold mornings.

    Price: £11.99

    5. This kettle descaler gets your kettle looking back to its best in just 10 minutes.

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    If you're sick of those scaly bits on the top of your tea that make it taste a little...strange, this descaler is the solution. It's really convenient and easy to use, as you just drop the bag into your kettle and leave it for ten minutes to remove that tough limescale. It's got loads of positive reviews with an average 4.5-star rating, and customers say it makes their kettle look new again!

    Price: £1.85

    6. It can take mere seconds to get a perfect bun with these nifty bun makers!

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    Getting an "effortless" bun is usually a lot of effort, but these make it so much simpler. Tie your hair up in a ponytail, and then roll this bun maker from the bottom of your ponytail upwards, before bending both sides of it to secure it into a bun.

    Price: £4.59-£4.99 for three, depending on colour

    7. This fast-boiling (and very cute) kettle can boil a cup of water in just 45 seconds, perfect for next time you urgently need a cuppa (which if you're me is a lot of the time, tbh).

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    Because it boils the water so quickly, you can save up to 66% energy! Reviewers say this is perfect for making a cuppa quickly while also being pleasantly quiet when it boils. It's also available in grey, black, white, and red so there's bound to be one that suits your kitchen colour scheme.

    Price: £29.99 for the cream kettle pictured

    8. Remove brassiness from your locks and get that silver/ash look with this purple hair mask that takes 5-20 minutes to work its magic depending on what you're after!

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    This purple mask toner removes yellow tones from your locks and nourishes it at the same time thanks to its blend of natural oils. To remove brassiness and give your hair some shine, leave it in for five minutes. If you fancy stronger silvery/ash results opt for 10-20 minutes instead. The vitamin B5 and soy proteins in this restore dry, damaged hair and it's also completely free of SLS, parabens, and sulfates.

    Price: £15.95

    9. These retainer cleaning tablets remove 99.9% of bacteria in as little as 15 minutes and ALSO have a 4.8 star rating – not bad!

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    If you wear a retainer you'll know just how quickly they can go from lovely and clear to cloudy and disgusting (and, if we're being honest, kinda smelly!) While these tablets are effective at removing the gunk on your retainers, they are still mild enough to use every day without fear of damaging them. There's plenty of rave reviews from satisfied customers who say that these are even better than other well known brands, and do a great job of removing stains and leaving your retainers looking new again.

    Price: £15.99 for 120 tablets

    10. This flexible, elastic-y gel will make quick work of those hard-to-reach areas that are tricky to clean, and it's oddly satisfying to use too.

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    Cleaning the nooks and crannies of keyboards, remote controls, or the AC port of your car can be time consuming, but this reusable, non-toxic cleaning gel absorbs 95% of dirt, dust, and crumbs. Just place it on the area you want to clean, press down slightly, and as you pull it away the dirt will come off!

    Price: £7.99

    11. Dry your nails in a flash with this set of three topcoat sprays that are super convenient.

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    This top coat is a lil' different from most ones, as instead of painting it on you spritz it over your nails! Reviewers have given it an average of 4.3 stars, making it a great choice for next time you're in a bit of a rush for your nails to hurry up and dry.

    Price: £11.94

    12. It takes at least an hour and a half to bake a nice jacket potato, but this microwave jacket potato maker gives you oven-quality spuds in 18 minutes.

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    Sometimes when you're short on time you really can't be dealing with spending ages preparing food, but this container closely replicates oven cooking in far less time. This isn't just great for jacket potatoes – you can use it to make wedges, and even cake!

    Price: £29.99

    13. Pop this Angry Mama in your microwave for five to seven minutes and marvel at how easily the grime in your microwave comes away afterwards!

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    Fill this Angry Mama gadget with water and vinegar (plus a bit of lemon juice for a pleasant smell) and after going in the microwave you'll find the steam from this has loosened any stubborn muck. A simple and quick way to clean one of the most annoying-to-clean parts of any kitchen!

    Price: £5.99

    14. This manual food processor can blitz fruit, veg, meat, herbs, and even nuts in seconds.

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    To use this you just pull on its cord, with the number of times you pull it depending on how finely chopped you want everything. It has three curved, stainless steel blades that effortlessly cut through ingredients, whether you're after some coarsely chopped veg or more of a puree. People love how quick and easy this is to use, saying it's saved them loads of time.

    Price: £8.44

    15. Creases in your clothes and no time to iron? This wrinkle release spray will work in a flash!

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    This wrinkle release spray is just the thing for when you find yourself in a bit of a pinch and need to get creases out quickly. As well as helping with wrinkled clothes, it eliminates odours and gets rid of static too.

    Price: £13.99

    16. This headache relief stick gets to work in two minutes, and you get over 100 applications in one pack.

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    Unlike painkiller tablets, you can apply this wherever and whenever rather than having to wait a certain number of hours in between. Reviewers say this works wonders for giving quick relief, with it being particularly good to use early on when you can feel the beginnings of the headache starting to happen.

    Price: £3.50