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    24 Things That'll Make Your Life At Least A Little Bit Easier — And Probably A LOT Easier

    We could all do with a little less stress, right?

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    1. A foldable stainless-steel Ahyuan Drying Dish Rack that you can just roll up and stuff in a drawer when you're not using it. When you are using it, it's got rubberized pads to prevent it from slipping around, and you can use it as a drying rack or just a place to dry produce,

    Amazon, @simplysalfinds / Via

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.15.

    2. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer, because it may look like yet another kitchen tool you won't need, but you'll realize how truly useful this lil' guy the first time you need some slice avocado and the process is suddenly SO! DANG! EASY!

    the plastic tool with a blunt knife on one end, a depitter in the middle and a round slicer on the other end

    "The plastic blade dug right in and it was really easy to cut all around the avocado. I actually nicked myself with the blade (because it was so slippery) but it didn't cut my skin or hurt at all. I didn't need to use a lot of force to get the three spikes into the pit and it came out with a twist. AND FINALLY, THE SCOOP: Pretty good considering the avocados weren't fully ripe. It looked to be going perfectly at first, but got difficult near the bottom of the avocado. TBH: It probably would've been perfect if I left my avocados to ripen for one more day." —Sarah Aspler

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99+ (available in two colours).

    3. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses to help stop those annoying headaches you keep getting from staring at screens all day.

    Warby Parker Canada

    Get them from Warby Parker Canada: Get the glasses on the left starting at $150 (available in three colours), get the glasses on the right starting at $150 (available in two colours), and add blue light blocking to any lenses for $50.

    4. A pet hair vacuum that'll actually suck up all the pet hair on your furniture, all the kitty litter that's been scattered across the floor, the fuzzed-up backseats of your car, and whatever else your sweet pet has messed up. With over 6,000 five-star Amazon reviews, this vacuum will make quick work of all that fur.

    Amazon / Via

    The hand vac has a 16-foot power cord and comes with two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $119.90.

    5. A pair of the cult-favourite wool sneakers from Allbirds that are so comfortable, you'll feel like you're walking on clouds — you won't even need socks!


    "I know these have been hyped for a long time, but like....I really, really, really love my Allbirds. I've had them going on three years, have put a TON of miles on them, and they're somehow showing no signs of aging. They stay shockingly clean, are super light, and are of course mega comfortable, which is what skyrocketed them to fame in the first place. I used to love them especially for days when I was traveling, but I also love them for bopping around the neighborhood and even wearing around the house when my feet want some support." —Rachel Dunkel

    These babies won best casual sneakers in the mid-priced category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get them from Allbirds for $135 for women's sizes (available in sizes 5–11 and 11 colours) and $135 for men's sizes (available in sizes 8–14 and 10 colours).

    6. An Instant Pot, because unless you've been living under a rock, this cult-fave machine is a lifesaver when it comes to making tons of delicious meals in very little time.

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    The Instant Pot's 7-in-1 functions include: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, steamer, yogurt maker, and warmer. What a multitasker!

    Get a from Amazon Canada for $129.99+ (available in six- and eight-quart sizes).

    7. A subscription HelloFresh means you'll won't have to worry about any last-minute grocery trips. Just choose your meals and they'll send you all the fresh ingredients — and the recipes only take about half an hour to make!

    Roasted Shawarma Chicken and Squash Freekeh

    Choose from the meat and veggies, family, or vegetarian plan, starting at $9.69/meal. And get $80 off your first order when you use the code BUZZFEED80.

    8. Or a Kabo food subscription for your sweet doggo, because every dog has unique dietary needs based on their breed, age, weight, and activity level. They'll take the guesswork out of it and ship it right to your door!

    Two dogs sitting next to a food delivery box from Kabo

    Take the quiz and get your dog's specialized meal plan here.

    9. A self-charging Eufy vacuum cleaner that'll quickly (and more importantly, quietly) suck up all the dirt and other stuff on your floors while you take a much-needed nap on the couch.

    Amazon, @rebekkablue / Via

    It also vacuums for up to 100 minutes on hardwood floors with consistent, powerful suction at a volume no louder than an operating microwave. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, five cable ties, a welcome guide, and a 12-month warranty.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $279.99.

    10. A slicer tool that may seem inconsequential, but you'll be glad you have it the next time you need to cut open plastic, layers of packing tape, or anything else that needs a quick slice.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "This little slicer is so dang handy. I keep one on my keychain, so I always have it near me. I love using it when I’m unpacking groceries and need to cut through the thick plastic packaging. It’s also easier and much more satisfying to open boxes that are covered in packing tape. The ceramic blade is smooth, making it impossible to cut yourself with it, but it can easily cut through paper, plastic, and cardboard. I feel much more comfortable carrying it around than a pair of scissors, and it's only a third of the size." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99 (as an add-on item).

    11. A John Frieda hot air brush, because we're all stuck at home without access to a salon blowout, and this baby will give you that salon-worthy 'do that you've been missing all these months.

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    "I'd heard a TON of great things about the hot air brush but admittedly didn't fully believe it until I got one for myself. I was thrilled to have a dramatically short bob until I remembered just how hard they are to style. I'm nearly useless with a round brush and hairdryer. The hot air brush combines two unwieldy tools into one light, easy-to-manage one that's simple to use and greatly cuts down on my morning styling time. I recommend letting your hair air dry most of the way before finishing with this. Even a pass over dry hair helps get my bedhead into shape. Amazing. I have short hair and the 1" version is perfect." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $51.99+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A set of silicone oven rack shields and heat resistant mini mitts that you install on your oven rack and use to pick up hot pans, and your hands will never feel the burn! They'll protect your skin from those hot temperatures, so no more accidental ouchies.

    @rebekkablue / Via, Amazon

    Comes with four oven rack shields and two oven mini mitts. They're made of 100% food-grade silicone and are BPA free. To clean, just throw them in the dishwasher. They're also heat-resistant and oven-safe up to 446°F (230°C).

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $15.99 (available in two colours).

    13. A Tub Shroom that'll catch all the loose hair before it washes down the shower drain — i.e. it'll prevent any expensive plumber visits, because your hair won't be clogging drains anymore.

    A BuzzFeed writer's drain-shaped tubshroom wrapped in hair
    Sarah Aspler/BuzzFeed

    Check out "This Mushroom-Shaped Hair Catcher Is So Gross, But Really Satisfying" for more glowing reviews!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in six colours).

    14. This face mask spray that'll freshen up those stinky face coverings in a flash. Unlike other similar products, this one is made of all-natural essential oils that won't infuse your mask with gross chemical smells. (Though you should still throw your face masks in the wash regularly to get them thoroughly clean.)

    A bottle of face mask refreshing spray resting on top of several cloth face masks
    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "I don't know about you, but I hardly have the time (or the forethought) to constantly launder all the face masks in our house. Enter: The face mask refreshing spray. A quick spritz of this lavender-scented spray was enough to banish any unpleasant smells — not to mention that the addition of tea tree oil makes it naturally anti-septic. It's like having your own private aromatherapy chamber! Sensitive to scents? Thankfully, the smell softens really quickly, so you won't get an annoying headache the next time you mask up. Plus, the ultra-fine mist means you won't end up with a soggy face covering, either. What's not to love?" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.50.

    15. A Waterpik that'll make cleaning your teeth and gums a far easier and more pleasant experience. Who needs floss and bleeding gums when the Waterpik can clean between your teeth all on its own?

    Amazon / Via

    This model has an on/off switch right on the handle so you can pause easily without squirting water all over your bathroom. It comes with seven flossing tips for different needs, including for crowns and implants — this is great for braces, too!

    Check our our review of a different Waterpik model to learn more about water flossing!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $87.08+ (available in six colours).

    16. A pack of nutrient-dense fertilizer spikes that are packed with vitamins to keep your greenery happy and healthy. They can even help revive those on the verge of death and save you from unnecessary plant funerals.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "I love my plants, but sometimes I'm not the best mom to them. I forget to feed them on occasion and these little spikes give them a boost when I've been a neglectful plant parent. Using them is simple: Just dig a hole with the plastic tool, shove in a plant spike, cover it with soil, and let it work its magic." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a pack of 24 spikes on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    17. A personalized hair care regimen from Bumble & Bumble that'll give you the exact hair products that'll solve your styling problems, from frizz to dryness to definition (and everything in between).

    Bumble & Bumble

    Get the curl reactivator from Bumble & Bumble for $32, or take the Bumble & Bumble personalized hair quiz here.

    18. A set of antimicrobrial silicone sponges that'll never get smelly — since they're silicone, bacteria and other odour-causing gunk won't sink in. Your dishes will stay clean and you won't have to toss another used, gross sponge in the trash.

    A model washing a pan in the sink with the silicone sponge

    Each scrubber sponge will stay odour-free for at least three months.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    19. A can of oven cleaner that'll easily get rid of all the built-up grime, grease, and caked-on food that's been living in your oven all this time.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "This oven cleaner is magic in a can. I removed the racks and sprayed a generous amount on the sides, bottom, and door of the oven. It says you only have to leave it for a couple hours to get the best results, but I kind of forgot about it and didn’t remember until the next morning. But, boy did it work! All the grease and grime came off with a damp cloth and a flick of the wrist. It took me about five minutes to wipe down the entire oven, and as you can see, the results are impressive." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.77 (as an add-on item).

    20. A set of three scrubbing attachments you just add to your power drill to take your cleaning to the next level. Caked-on stains? Stubborn rust? Say goodbye to those jerks.

    The scrub brush drill attachments cleaning the bathroom floor, kitchen floor, and bathroom sink
    Amazon / Via

    The drill is *not* included, but you can get a basic Black and Decker drill ($78.73 on Amazon Canada) so you can start that speed-cleaning STAT.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    21. An electric egg cooker that'll make all kinds of egg-celent eggs — hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, scrambled, and more — while you just walk away do something else for a few minutes.

    The Dash egg cooker making hard-boiled eggs

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.

    22. An electric wine opener that'll open a bottle in seconds, so you won't have to expend valuable elbow grease trying to get the cork out yourself.

    The steps of using the bottle opener: just attach, press, and watch it remove
    Amazon / Via

    Push a button and the job is D O N E (in seven seconds!). It'll open 30 bottles on a single charge.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.

    23. A wildly supportive sports bra that'll stay put (and keep your ta-tas in check) through every at-home workout. The wide straps are completely adjustable, and the hook-and-eye clasp makes removal super easy, no matter how sweaty and sticky you are. Plus, it wicks away moisture, so you can say goodbye to underboob sweat, too!

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "For reference, I normally wear a 34D, and so I opted for this bra in a Large. Instead of teeny-tiny spaghetti straps, this bra has supportive and comfortable ones that don't make me feel like I'm about to be sliced in half with dental floss. I was also pleasantly surprised by how high-rise the front was, given that at least once during my workout I need to bend over and I am not really keen on getting a face full of titty. And I worked out HARD. My gals stayed put. No loose nipples. No underboob. No sliding straps. And the best part was that after I had put my body through actual torture (because I am a professional and I wanted to give you all an actual review), all I had to do was unhook the back and I was free.Some serious thought went into the design of this miracle over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder, and it SHOWS." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Under Armour for $50 (available in four colours and in sizes XS-XL).

    24. A Squatty Potty that'll help you, uh, ~do your business~ more easily. Who has the time or patience to just sit on the toilet all day, waiting for things to happen? The Squatty Potty'll put your body in the right position to get stuff moving again.

    model sitting on a toilet with their feet on a squatty potty

    If you want more Squatty Potty content before making the best purchase of your life, check out I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.49.

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