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    Just 15 Things You Should Try This February

    Because we tried them for you in January!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An electric fabric shaver that'll get all that pilled-up lint off your favourite sweaters, or loose threads off your favourite chair — basically, it'll make your fave fabric look like new again.

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    "I got this because my favourite sweaters were starting to look kind of grungy. I tried using lint rollers, but they weren't picking up enough of the pills on my knits, and it was so time consuming. This electric shaver got rid of ALL the annoying pills and my sweaters look good as new. It's super gentle on clothes and it took way less time to get rid of the pills. I'll definitely be using this going forward." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    2. A tin of Zincuta skin ointment, which will protect and soothe your dry, chapped skin from the winter weather, without making it feel all greasy.

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    "This winter has been brutal on my skin! I live near a lake, which can get super windy at times, and all the long walks with my dog has taken a toll on my hands. I used to use whatever hand cream I had laying around, but they would feel greasy or aggressively scented. (I also lowkey hated the little messy tubes and how they would leak inside my backpack.) This little magical tin of Zincuta skin ointment has now become my personal favourite! It keeps my hands and elbows super soft and also works on my lips when they get chapped. Plus, it smells amazing. It’s spearmint-y, without smelling medicinal. Reviewers also say it has helped improve psoriasis, eczema, and even sunburns." —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.

    3. A set of stick-on vanity lights that you can stick around any mirror, giving you the ideal lighting situation when you're getting ready.

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    "These vanity lights look beautiful, and they do a really great job at providing the perfect lighting to put on makeup. They have a dimmer as well as a light warmth adjuster, so you get to see how you'll look in ANY kind of light (which is great, because I'm tired of looking good under my bathroom lights, and realizing I'm actually orange when I step out in daylight). It took me no more than ten minutes to install them and not even one of them has come off in over two months. Plus, they come with an extra sheet of double-sided tape dots in case they do come off, or if you want to take them off and re-stick them somewhere else. I'm super happy with them! Getting ready has become a lot more fun." —Imaan Sheikh

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    4. The Tile Slim, which will help you find and keep track of your wallet (or anything else important, for that matter), no matter how many times you lose it.

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    "I am a forgetful person who loses all of my stuff all the freaking time, especially my wallet. Yes, that is one of the most important things I own and I should be more aware of where I put it, but I'm 27 and apparently still haven't gotten the hang of it. That's where this little device comes in handy. I just slide the Tile Slim into one of the credit card slots in my wallet and can now track where it is with the help of the free Tile app. If I can see that it's in my home on the map, but can't find it, I just ring the device and it sets off a symphony of noises that help me hunt it down. Now, I'm not gonna lie to you, the sounds that erupt out of it are ANNOYING, but that makes me find it even faster because I (and my roommate) want it to shut up.

    Also, when I'm super tired in the morning and don't have the energy to check whether I have, in fact, left my wallet in my work bag, I just ring it instead of rifling through all my belongings. Oh, and if you're forgetful with your keys, there's a key ring-style Tile for that, too (I use it as well). It has all the same functions as the Tile Slim, but is a bit more petite and a little chunkier." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $41.95.

    5. An impressive Bluetooth speaker that'll make all your tunes sound amazing, and it'll last up to 20 hours on one charge, so you can bring it with you wherever you go.

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    "I feel like there are a million Bluetooth speakers out there right now, but this is the only one I’ve been seriously impressed with. The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 is a beast. I’m not a big tech nerd or audiophile, but this speaker sounds GOOD. The sound is super clear and has great bass. Plus, this bad boy has 20 hours of playback time. I also really like how I can skip songs on it and I wasn’t able to do that with my other speaker. It’s also really powerful — like, I can’t even put it on full volume because I don’t want my neighbours to complain! When it comes to price, this one is an investment, but I think it’s totally worth it." —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $249.99.

    6. Or a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones that'll deliver great sound all day long, without making your ears feel smushed.

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    "Urban Ears sent me a pair of these headphones to try for free, and while I was never really into the over-the-ear style, I thought I'd give them a go. Boy, was I impressed. First off, they're incredibly lightweight. Like, 'wear all day and never get a headache' kind of lightweight (#bless). The ear pads are smaller than some other brands, but waaaaay cushier. It's like the plush pads are giving your ears a lil' hug! That, I imagine, is part of the reason why the sound quality is so great. The profiling of the earpiece means sound is delivered right where you want it.

    These guys also include a slew of neat little features that make using them super easy and downright enjoyable pleasant to use, like a toggle knob that allows you to switch songs, change the volume, and even answer phone calls — without ever having to take out your phone. As someone who is incredibly clumsy and has accidentally dropped her device multiple times while trying to retrieve it from her pocket, I have this to say: Thank you. I think these might be my new go-to!" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $87.81+ (available in eight colours).

    7. A dishwasher magnet that'll finally make it clear if the machine's contents are clean or dirty, so you and your family and/or roommates won't screw up process yet again.

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    "One of my pet peeves is finding dirty dishes mixed in with clean ones because no one bothered to check if the dishes were clean. My family is huge and sometimes it's hard for the younger kids to notice whether the dishes are clean or dirty. This magnet was the answer to my problems. It's big enough that you can't really miss it and it lets everyone in the house know when the dishes are dirty or clean. It's been working so far! I love small things that solve big problems." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99+ (available in three colours).

    8. A pack of sticky lint rollers that'll finally get all that pet hair off of your favourite sweaters, pants, furniture, and whatever else your furry friend decided to shed on.

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    "I only wear black clothing, and I have a white cat who sheds a lot. Because I absolutely refuse to stop cuddling with my cat, these lint rollers are absolute life savers. I'm constantly covered in white fur so I don't leave the house without doing a full body lint roller session. I go through these rollers so quickly that I actually have an Amazon subscription for these and get a new pack every three months." —Liza Hicks

    Get a five-pack from Amazon Canada for $17.43 (also available in a one- and three-pack).

    9. A handy label maker that's easy to use and will let you finally lay claim to all your food in the fridge — or just use it to label and organize all those boxes and file folders you have lying around.

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    "There is nothing that satisfies me more than an organized home, and this Dymo Label maker has helped me achieve that. It prints out aesthetically pleasing little labels that you can use on storage boxes, meal prep containers, and everything in between. I especially like using it for my spice containers, pantry jars, makeup storage, and plant pots (so I know exactly what's growing where). Unlike most electronic printers, this handheld device punches the letters into the stickers, which (in my humblest of opinions) is a lot prettier than an Arial font on a plain white background. Pro tip: If you want the text to be clear, you have to press the handle a little harder, but it takes very little effort (I promise, I am really lazy and would not use it otherwise)." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.12.

    10. An incredibly strong and secure bike lock, so you don't have to worry about your precious bicycle being stolen while you're gone for a few hours.

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    "As soon as the weather is appropriate, I am on my bike all the time! I love biking to work every day and exploring the city while I ride. But the worst thing about having a bike in the city is when your bike gets stolen. This happens ALL the time. I'm not kidding — I've had my bike stolen in Toronto at least four times! That is until I splurged and purchased this lock. Although a little bit pricier, this lock was worth every penny. I've used it to protect by bike for the last several years and I've never had a theft issue. This lock is a bit on the heavier side, but that just contributes to its ability to keep my bike safe from thieves." —Liza Hicks

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $154.66.

    11. Some Bees Wrap, an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap that you can use to wrap up and store food over and over again — you're welcome, the environment.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    "If you're looking for ways to be more eco-friendly with food storage, I gotchu: Bees Wrap is made of organic cotton treated with jojoba oil and tree resin. It works just like the alternative but is washable, reusable, and compostable. It's also a lot thicker, so it can hold more watery foods, like tofu, without any leakage. This set comes with three sizes, the smaller ones are great for fruits and veggies, and covering bowls, and the larger one is awesome for loaves of bread." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a pack of assorted sizes from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    12. A pair of Levi's Wedgie Straight jeans, which have just enough of a stretch to make things comfortable, but enough of a shape that it'll make you look and feel great in them.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "When Levi's started making a comeback in late 2018, I immediately wanted to go out and snag myself a pair (whatever, I'm a bandwagoner, SUE ME). But Levi's typically has a higher cotton content and less stretch in their products. Why does this matter? Because stretch is your friend, you guys. Including even a few percent of elastane makes all the difference in comfort and fit. So I had a bit of a hard time finding a pair that gave me a flattering fit, until — lo and behold — I came upon the Wedgie Straight fit. Even though they have only 1% elastane, trust me, it's enough. The higher rise elongates my legs (I'm only 5'4"), and the straight leg style means both my butt AND thighs can all hang out comfortably.

    I've worn these dressed up with booties and a cute (read: 'going out') top, with flats and a tank top in the summer, and layered with oversized sweaters and jackets for a more tomboy-ish vibe. Their versatility is honestly unparalleled, and the quality is absolutely worth it. I know that the second I toss these in the wash, they won't pucker or tear, and that makes me really happy. Because I want to have these puppies FOR👏EV👏ER." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $94.35 (available in sizes 25-32, and in two washes).

    13. A small-but-powerful stick vacuum cleaner that's super easy to carry, but will still suck up any floor messes you've got lying around.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    "I bought this stick vacuum because there are only a couple places in my house that have carpet and one of them is the stairs. The big vacuum I previously used was so heavy and cumbersome that I usually just swept the stairs with a broom. This vacuum, by comparison, is so lightweight and fits perfectly on each step. Plus, I can convert it into a handheld vacuum in seconds to get to those hard to reach spots! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who lives in a small place and doesn't have a lot of storage space. It takes up half the space of a traditional vacuum, but works just as well. Sometimes the vacuum can tip over if I don't properly lean it against something, but otherwise, I love it!" —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $36.99+ (available in three colours).

    14. Or an iRobot Roomba that'll handle all the vacuuming for you, no matter what kind of flooring you're dealing with. Carpet, hardwood, and tile? This baby will clean it all.

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    "Before I got the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner, my cleaning routine was inconsistent, to say the least. As a single male I generally don't have many people to impress on a daily basis when it comes to my home, and bonus points for being too lazy on evenings and weekends to devote to cleaning. So when I got the vacuum for a Christmas present a few years ago, my cleaning habits really evolved. I can set this thing to clean right from the app, whether I'm out or as I'm sitting on the couch. I can even tell Google Home or Amazon Alexa to start vacuuming, and ta da! Clean floors. (I also sometimes use the vacuum as a mobile bar cart, but I very much do not recommend you do that.)" —Kyle Richmond

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $299.99.

    15. A brightly-coloured Apple TV remote cover, so you can finally stop losing that tiny thing in your couch cushions.

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    "I love my Apple TV, but the remote is so small that I would lose it constantly — plus, because of its symmetrical design, I'd often mix up which end was the handle and which end I was supposed to click. Now that I have this bright green cover, I haven't lost the remote even once. And because of its shape, I automatically know which part of it to hold! This cover also helps protect my remote from any scratches or dings from dropping it on the floor. It's a pretty simple product, but it's helped my TV-watching habits immensely." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99+ (for 4th-Gen Apple TV only, available in 11 colours).

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