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    24 Practical Things That Don't Cost A Lot, But Will Be Used All The Time

    Because keeping your car windshield clear of raindrops shouldn't cost more than a few bucks.

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    1. A squeegee broom that'll not only make it easy to sweep up spills and crumbs, but will collect your hair like an absolute champ. Anyone with long know what I mean when I say your rug could use it. Probably at *least* once a month.

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    Emma Lord, my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague, loves this genius tool! Here's a bit of what she has to say about it: "An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed colour (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will."

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    2. A cotton yarn hanging basket, because this'll help you keep clutter off of surfaces (hello, anyone with a small apartment) while adding some cute decor to your room. Aka you'll never get tired of using this.

    The knit hanging basket
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    This is from an adorable German Etsy shop that makes the cutest crocheted products — we're talking organizers, rugs, baskets, jewelry bowls, even pen holders! I think my home is about to be filled with yarn.

    Get it from Strick Schick Shop on Etsy for $22.81+ (available in 20 colours and three sizes).

    3. A pair of super opaque, moisture-wicking high-waisted leggings to replace your favourite pair that have a giant split in the crotch.

    A model wearing the leggings while crossing the street
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99+ (available in two sizes and in 22 colours).

    4. A Rain-X glass treatment for consistently protecting your car windows from rain water blocking your view while driving. Basically it'll repel the rain (and reduce sleet, ice, and snow) so you can still see clearly while braving the roads.

    A car showing how one half of their windshield is clear, while the other untreated half is covered in raindrops
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    Readers also use this to keep their eyeglasses from fogging!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.23.

    5. A set of high-waisted cotton underwear reviewers say are 100% wedgie-proof so you and your 🍑 can live in comfy bliss five days a week. Dare I say, nothing will ever come ~between~ you.

    Models wearing the black and grey underwear, showing its stretch ability
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    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves these, check out "I'm Obsessed With This Set Of Wedgie-Proof Underwear On Amazon."

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $24.24+ (available in sizes S–5XL and eight colour combinations).

    6. A dishwasher magnet so you can keep better track of whether or not your plates are clean or dirty, even if you're just *too* good at rinsing. This is also a fantastic way to communicate with roommates or family about the status of your dishes, without getting too passive aggressive.

    The magnet attached to the dishwasher, indicating that the dishes inside are clean
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    7. A machine-washable bamboo, cotton, and spandex bra liner, because under-boob sweat is real and it can really suck.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.50 (available in black and tan).

    8. A water dispenser, because this'll easily attach to your jugs so pouring a glass for yourself is easier than trying to lift the entire thing. Just push the button, let it do all the work, and hit the button again to stop it. No more struggling for a cup of water.

    A person using the dispenser to pour water from the jug, hands-free
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    9. A roll of reusable bamboo towels for anyone who cleans *a lot* by preventing you from overspending on paper towels (something you probably buy quite often). Plus! They absorb messes a whole lot faster than regular paper towels, meaning these'll save you time and money.

    The bamboo towel absorbing a spill
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    They're made from sustainable, organic bamboo — one roll replaces 60 paper towel rolls. Plus they're machine-washable and SUPER strong! They can be used ~120+ times~ before discarding.

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    10. A set of Keurig cleaning cups that'll let you regularly deep-clean your machine as easily as you make a single cup of joe. All you have to do is pop it in and wait — so long blowing your weekly budget on iced coffee because your at-home brew doesn't taste "quite right."

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    Get a five-pack from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    11. A very sharp vegetable chopper designed with four different blades to help you cut up any and every veggie you've got — that said, there are A LOT of reviews talking about injuries folks have suffered while using this because it's so sharp, so be careful!

    The vegetable chopper and its four blades
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    You might want to consider getting these handy cut-resistant gloves to make handling this bad boy totally safe.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $56.49.

    12. A set of marble car coasters, because these'll protect your car from sticky messes *and* add a little cute decor to your ride (who knew?). Anyone who drives almost every day knows how useful these can be.

    The car coasters protecting the bottom of the cup holders in a car
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    Get a set of six from Amazon Canada for $15.95.

    13. An awesome little hanger designed specifically to hold your favourite camis and tanks that are typically kinda hard to store. You can even hang a bunch of your bras on it, so they don't get crumpled up in a drawer.

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    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $16.96.

    14. A pair of scratch-resistant, UV-blocking Warby Parker Percey sunglasses designed with round lenses and a keyhole bridge so you can stay on-trend AND actually see.

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    If you get prescription lenses they're made from polycarbonate (a super impact-resistant material for sunglasses) and non-prescription lenses are made from CR-39 (which make visibility super clear).

    Get them from Warby Parker starting at $150 (available in four colours and with or without your prescription).

    15. A two-sided jewellery carrier designed with 32 clear vinyl pockets and 18 hook-and-loops closures — you just need to add a standard hanger and you can basically put it anywhere.

    The two sided jewellery hanger which has pockets for earrings, bracelets and rings, and the other side has room to hang necklaces
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.63+ (available in three colours).

    16. A mini vacuum cleaner that'll help you quickly tidy up your desk, car, or even your couch when all you need to do is get rid of some crumbs. No need to bust out the big vacuum.

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    You'll need two AA batteries, which aren't included, but you can pick some up here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.95.

    17. A set of electric toothbrush head covers, because these'll protect your mouth from floating germs and, well, poop particles. There, I said it. They're in your bathroom's air and they're COMING FOR YOUR TOOTHBRUSH. Once you know that, you'll use these every day.

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    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    18. A pair of herb scissors so you'll always feel inspired to add fresh ingredients to your recipes — plus, these'll make it easier to chop your parsley than picking it apart by hand. Fancy meals, here we come.

    The shears can be used to chop herbs, finely cut green onions, or cut slices into paper
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    You'll get a pair of five-blade herb shears with a blade guard and built-in herb shear cleaning comb.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    19. A roll-up drying rack, because this'll help you save counter space in small kitchens *and* streamline the pesky chore of washing dishes when everything can stay in one place. Suddenly after-dinner chores are a little less tedious.

    The drying rack unrolled over the sink, holding clean dishes
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    You can also use to wash and dry produce!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.15.

    20. A set of microfibre cloths so you can be sure a mark-free finish is always guaranteed whenever cleaning mirrors and windows. These are totally lint- and streak-free — meaning you'll be so much happier with all your hard work now.

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    They're great for windows or any glassware, too!

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $16.99 (also available in packs of six, 24, and 50).

    21. A duo of blind spot mirrors that'll make you feel more confident while parallel parking — your parents were beginning to judge you for calling every time you needed their help. These'll make sure no tight parking job is too intimidating — three-point turns included.

    A car side mirror with the blindspot mirror attached, showing a better view of what's behind the car
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $9.50 (available in round, square, or rectangle shapes).

    22. A single serve pour-over coffee dripper that'll encourage you to actually make a cup of joe in the morning, instead of blowing $4 per day just to avoid the task. All you'll need to do is pour some hot water over the filter and let it take the rest from there.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.58.

    23. A pair of no-show socks, because you'll instantly join the reviewers who PROMISE these actually a) stay on your feet and b) won't make an unwelcome appearance midday. Plus, they wick away sweat so you and your outfit can stay high and dry.

    A model showing how the socks fit on their feet, and how they don't peek out when wearing shoes
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    Get a multicoloured nine-pack from Amazon Canada for $14.65.

    24. A soap-saving sponge for preventing ~soapy~ puddles by elevating the bar and making sure it dries evenly. The outcome? Your soap actually lasts longer *and* won't make messes anymore.

    Picture of sudsy soap drying on the sponge
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    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $7.73 (available in two colours).

    Looking at your bank account after solving all your problems, and seeing you have so much money left over:


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