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    Oct. 30, 2019

    29 Genius Products That Could Have Been Making Your Life Easier This Whole Time

    Living smarter, not working harder.

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    1. A no-rinse soap that removes an entire step from hand-washing your clothes, making the whole process easier and faster. It's perfect for washing your delicates (e.g. your underpants and/or bras!) and will keep your wardrobe feeling soft.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.47.

    2. A pair of waterproof shoe covers to keep on hand in case of unexpected rain. We all know that umbrella is not going to protect your new suede heels from a torrential downpour.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $13 (available in three sizes, and also in black).

    3. A journal that's more than happy to store all your increasingly complicated passwords. At least 12 characters, including a symbol, number, capital letter, ancient rune, and the fleeting details of a half-remembered dream? COME ON!

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    It's alphabetized so you can easily find the one you need!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A breakfast sandwich maker that cooks every part of the sandwich at once and then neatly stacks them together so you can skip the line at your local deli.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.

    5. A peel-off cuticle guard so you can get fancy with your sponge manicure — or more likely, so you can get a half-decent manicure that's not mostly on your fingers.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    6. A pack of toaster bags so you can get your grilled cheese fix without waiting around to flip your sandwich in a pan.

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    End the agony of constantly peeking under your bread to see if it's ready yet. It never is! It's either completely untoasted or inedibly burnt.

    Get three from Amazon Canada for $7.50.

    7. A blind spot mirror so switching lanes doesn't have to be a heart-stopping moment of terror.

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    Get two from Amazon Canada for $11.97+ (available in three shapes).

    8. A folding board that lets you harness the tools of the retail professionals and get perfect folds every time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    9. Detangling brushes that'll make quick work out of even the knottiest hair. Brushing your or your kid's hair no longer has to end in tears.

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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $35.30.

    10. ~Handy~ nail clippers sporting a rotating swivel head and an extra-long handle, giving you easier access to hard-to-reach nails.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $32.55.

    11. An under-counter jar opener so you can open stubborn containers with just one hand (the other hand is free to text friends about all the pickles you're about to eat).

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    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $35.99.

    12. A handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed. Those hungry puppy dog eyes aren't fooling anyone now, Fido!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.95 (also available for cats!).

    13. Slow cooker liners so you don't have to yank the heavy pot out of the cooker to clean it.

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    Get two sets of six from Amazon Canada for $25.28.

    14. A dip clip so you can be in complete control of how much sauce is getting on your food.

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    This lil' dude has a 1/3-cup capacity.

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $4.99.

    15. An egg cooker you can count on to not mess up the hard boiled eggs again.

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    Oh, you wanted soft boiled? It can do that too. Poached? Sure, get fancy. Scrambled! Yep!!!! Now you can have scores of deviled eggs at home instead of reluctantly overpaying $6 for one at a restaurant. It has a poaching tray, omelet tray, six egg holder, measuring cup, recipe book, and recipe database access.

    BuzzFeed actually tested it out and loved it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28 (available in five colours).

    16. A veggie chopper to make quick work of your prep work.

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    Think about how much time you'll be saving! So much!!!! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $48.83.

    17. A microwave popcorn maker so you can avoid the bagged kind, but still do the least amount of work possible.

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    The top can be used to measure out popcorn kernels and hold a chunk of butter when cooking.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.89+ (available in two sizes).

    18. An ice tray with a lid so you can walk at a normal pace from the sink to the freezer and just throw that thing in there, no risk of spills.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    19. A magnetic meal planning pad with a detachable shopping list for when you want to really commit to cooking at home.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.37.

    20. A ball of slime putty that's really fun to play with — but don't forget to use it to clean up anything with lots of nooks and crannies.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    21. A jewelry cleaning pen you can count on to add new shine to your gems, no costly trip to the jeweler needed.

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    Just twist the stick to get some cleansing solution on the bristles. The formula will keep your gems shiny and new.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.97.

    22. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets possibly made out of fairy dust, because they'll totally wipe away years of grime in mere minutes.

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    Just fill your dirty bottle with water, add a tablet, let fizz for half an hour, and then rinse!

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before and afters.

    23. A doggy foot cleaner to quickly get your pup's paws squeaky clean so they can get back to lounging on your furniture instead of the expensive pet bed you got them.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99 (available in three sizes and three colours)

    24. A John Frieda hot hair brush for when you wanna look like you have an in-home stylist at your beck and call.

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    Read a BuzzFeed editor's full review of the John Frieda hot air brush.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.45.

    25. An Aerogarden countertop garden for a foolproof way to grow fresh herbs at home. Pizza night is gonna be sooo much better with basil you grew all by yourself.

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    This kit includes the countertop garden, Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint, and Miracle-Gro Plant Food. It'll alert you when the plants need more food or water, so it does all the hard gardening for you! Read the whole review for this Aerogarden.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $170.05+ (available in four colours).

    26. A rotating makeup organizer with room for (almost) all of your beauty items. You'll never have to dump out a makeup bag on your bed in search of a specific eyeliner ever again!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.69+ (available in two styles and three colours).

    27. A Tile Mate you can keep track of on your phone. Clip it on to your keys, bag, dog, or whatever you're constantly misplacing.

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    This device connects to an app on your phone. You can see where it is on a map or make it start making noise so you can find it if you're nearby. I should really get one for my Roku remote, honestly.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    28. A wall suction that you can fill with peanut butter so your dog will have something to distract themselves with from the unimaginable horror of bath time.

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    Freeze before use so it takes Fido longer to lick up all the peanut-y goodness. And get the cool hand-washer shown in the picture here!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.02.

    29. And a liquid eyeliner with a stamp on the other end so you can just ~wing~ it when you want dramatic cat eyes without the drama of trying to draw them on yourself.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.97 (available in three sizes).

    You, improving your life with every one of these items:

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