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    21 Clever Cleaning Buys To Solve Problems Around Your Home

    Cleaning no longer feels like a chore with these handy purchases.

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    1. This lint shaver, which will remove all that unwanted fluff from your upholstered furniture and clothing.

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    This ergonomically-designed fabric shaver will make all your fuzzy sweaters and blankets feel like new again β€” and no more throwing out perfectly good couches because of the fuzz and lint that has cropped up all over. Lint is gathered in the handle (no spitting it out all over your floor) and easily emptied into a bin. Three sizes of holes in the head makes it perfect for tackling all sizes of pills.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.95.

    2. This magnetic knife strip, should you be short on counter space and want to get rid of your chunky knife block.

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    Embrace the space-saving allure of forgoing a knife block and make it a design feature for your kitchen wall. I'm all for keeping my most utilised knives visible in the prep space, while ensuring they're within convenient reach.


    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    3. These mug organisers, which will allow you to stack cups, should you be short on cupboard space.

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    God bless the genius who knew we needed this. Fit twice as much in your cupboards with this adjustable coaster, which will allow you to stack cups, mugs and coasters on top of each other without fear of scuffing or scratching. Genius.

    Buy a pack of six from Amazon Australia for $34.98.

    4. This gel mould and mildew remover, to do all the work in your shower you've been avoiding.

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    I love me a quick fix. This highly concentrated (wear gloves!), mould and mildew remover is effective and requires very little effort. Simply squeeze gel along the grout you want to revive, leave for five to six hours, then wash off with running water. Much cheaper than renovating the bathroom, really.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    5. This brilliant storage solution, which makes something of that random gap between the fridge and wall. Perfect for those with kitchens short on pantry space.

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    This slim shelf is fitted with wheels, so you can keep it tucked out of sight and bring it out when needed. It has four shelves perfect for storing spices, oils and canned food (and in my case, wine).

    Promising review: "I moved in with my partner to a beautiful one bedroom apartment about six months ago. We only had one cupboard that wasn't filled by an exhaust fan or dishwasher etc, and that was quickly filled with our plates and glassware β€” we ended up appropriating a huge shelf of our linen cupboard for our dry goods!

    Finally, I had enough and bought this rolling shelf to fit in the empty gap next to our fridge. It was super easy to assemble, had enough space to empty out our linen-turn-pantry shelf and ended up matching with our kitchen cupboards (go figure!). The only real down side are the wheels β€” I think they need to be just a touch bigger, but for the price point, I really can't complain!"

    β€”Clare Aston

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $46.99.

    6. This tool rack, which can hold up to 60 kilos, should you not have a shed to store your garden tools.

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    Made of aluminium with glass-fibre reinforced plastic holders, this rack is light, yet sturdy enough for long-term use (it has a 25-year warranty!). Mounting hardware is included, meaning you can fix this to your garage wall or backyard fence as soon as you receive it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37.86.

    7. These bumper guards, which will prevent your car doors or boot getting scratched on narrow garage walls.

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    These dense, environmentally-friendly strips of foam will absorb impact from reversing cars (don't worry, I find it difficult sometimes, too). The extra-durable, reinforced self-adhesive backs are designed to be easily applied and removed without leaving a mark.

    Buy a two pack from Amazon Australia for $18.95.

    8. This adhesive draft stopper, which will stop cold winds from seeping into your home from under the door.

    If you've closed all your doors and windows, are blasting the heater and still are cold, there's likely a draft coming in from under your doors. This waterproof, self-adhesive tape is designed to seal gaps from between 0-28mm (most gaps between doors and floors) and to cause no damage to surfaces it sweeps across.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    9. This dual bike stand, which will minimise the precious floor space your cycling hobby takes up in your small garage.

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    This dual bike stand has over 1,100 five-star reviews on Amazon. No wall instalment is required, saving your plasterboard and making this easy to move wherever you need it. Easily adjustable arms mean it can accomodate any bike β€” perfect for every member of the family.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $89.97.

    10. This cord organiser, because I know all your cords are currently lying on the ground in a hot mess.

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    Constructed from durable silicone instead of hard plastic and fitted with self-adhesive backing, this is the easiest (and cheapest) damn way to to sort out your cables. Use on your bedside table (yeah, I know you keep your phone next to you), desk and even your car.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.99.

    11. Alternatively and a step further, this cord organiser that will make tangled and exposed cables a thing of the past.

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    This cord organiser is super minimalistic and big enough so that you can store your power strips and cords inside. Plus, it's electrically insulated, which means you'll never have to worry about it overheating.

    Buy a pack of two from Amazon Australia for $33.99.

    12. This drill brush attachment, which will make your stainless steel sink or stove like new.

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    If cutlery and steel wool have left your sink an unsightly mess, this drill attachment will have it looking shiny and new in no time. Compatible with most drills and drivers, it works on almost any surface β€” so once you're done with the kitchen, you can get to work on your bathroom tiles with one of the other included heads.

    Buy a three-pack from Amazon Australia for $26.99.

    13. This pumice cleaning stone, because there's nothing more embarrassing than having to direct unexpected guests to a dirty toilet.

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    Look, no one likes putting their hand in the vicinity of the toilet bowl. At least with this pumice cleaning stone, you'll be in and out in no time at all. Rings and stains that would otherwise take much muscle, time and product to move are easily scrubbed away.

    Buy a 12-pack from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    14. This microfibre blind cleanser, because waving a duster back and forth isn't doing much more than spreading dust around the room.

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    Microfibre cloths gather dust to the themselves, rather than spreading it to the air or floor below. The genius of this tool is in its three-arm design, which allows you to clean two blinds at a time, making a fairly tedious job end faster. Once you're done, simply take the cloths off and chuck them in the washing machine for use again in the future.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.91.

    15. This pet hair removal broom and squeegee, which will make over almost every surface in your home.

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    The little broom that could. Replace your rags, hard-bristle brooms and squeegees with this one tool. This extendable, rubber broom can be used to drag pet hair from carpeted areas, then flipped to its flat side to get rid of water marks on your shower screen.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.99.

    16. This patterned window film, which will hide an ugly view and provide privacy, so you can still let in some sunshine, without letting in the cold.

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    If you're living in a major city, chances are you're on a teeny-tiny block like me, or living in an apartment with windows that front other people's properties. This glue-free, adhesive contact paper is a pretty and damage-free way to keep a semblance of privacy when walking around your home naked. Bonus: The film protects against 96% of harmful UV rays.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.99.

    17. This anti-spill cup holder, which is convenient for small living spaces with no room for a coffee table.

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    This one-size-fits-all, silicone drink coaster securely hugs couch arms and back rests, removing the need for a coffee table in teeny spaces. Its base grips to the surface on which it's placed, while its holder adjusts to accomodate almost every can, bottle or mug.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

    18. This sink shroom, which will collect all your hair, minimising the time you spend dry heaving while pulling strands out of the shower drain.

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    Fitting neatly into standard drains, this little device will capture all hair that comes off your head in the shower, making clogged pipes a thing of the past. Yay for no longer being berated over exxy plumber bills!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.99.

    19. These deodorising bags, which you can use in all musky corners of your home, including in closets and under the stairs.

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    These small bags of bamboo charcoal not only eliminate funky smells, but also prevents mould, bacteria and mildew building up.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    20. This clear scratch shield, which will protect your door and other hard surfaces from your pet's less adorable habits.

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    Constructed from shatter-proof, non-toxic plastic, this clear scratch shield is the saviour your doors have been begging for β€” you just haven't been able to hear them over the constant scratching from your pet. It's easily attached via included self-adhesive tape. When no longer needed, you can trust that not a mark will be left on the door's surface.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.66.

    21. And finally, these vacuum bags, which will suck the air out of spare sheets, towels and pillows, so you can make the most of a tiny closet.

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    This pack of eight big reusable storage bags is all you need to store your favourite fabric goods away without worrying about not having enough space. It works perfectly for blankets, seasonal clothing (if you're one to switch out your wardrobe) and anything else you want to protect from mould and moths.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.95.

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