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    19 Problem-Solving Products You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

    Smart finds you didn't know you needed.

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    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. A folding board that condenses clean tees, sweaters, and tops into pristine stacks faster than you ever possibly could without its help. (It makes packing easy, too!)

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    2. A drain millipede covered with over 4000 micro-hooks to grab every last bit of the hair and gunk slowing down your sink and tub drains, so they actually flow freely again.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    3. A red wine stain remover that — with the ~magic of science~ — actually fades all kinds of spills (like coffee, ink, blood and marinara sauce) right before your eyes.

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    Get a bottle on Amazon Canada for $22.87.

    4. A mold and mildew remover made from a no-odor gel that sticks and stays to your grout and caulking so it can actually do its job: banishing the grossness from your bathroom.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    5. A collapsible microwave cover to halt splattering spaghetti sauce before it coats the entire interior and dries to a crusty finish.

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    It has holes in the lid so the steam can escape, but food won't. You can also just place it flat on top of a bowl of stew — it still works perfectly!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.33 (three colours).

    6. The Diamond Dazzle Stick, which you simply brush onto your diamond, sapphire, emerald, and other precious-gem rings for a sparkling clarity worthy of a professional cleaning.

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    It also gives gold jewelry a ~lustrous shine~.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.83.

    7. A glasses cleaning cloth that's at your service to polish your smeared glasses, camera lens, or computer case whenever you happen to notice you need it, without hunting for it in the bottom of a bag.

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    Get a set of 12 on Amazon Canada for $10.49.

    8. A travel pillow that you can wrap around yourself to achieve the perfect place to rest your head while dozing — its flexible 360-degree support easily adjusts to wherever you're most comfortable leaning.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.97 (available in 7 colours).

    And of course it's great: it's the best mid-price travel pillow, according to BuzzFeed Reviews.

    9. A pack of natural cleaning tablets you simply plop into any permanently-stained mug, coffee pot, slow cooker, or tumbler to fizz out stains, odors, and gunk with literally no elbow grease or scrubbing required.

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    You simply fill your container with warm water, add a tablet or two, wait half an hour, then rinse. Reviewers say it works best on metal or ceramic (not so much on plastic).

    Get a box of 12 tablets on Amazon Canada for $17.29.

    10. A UV phone sanitizer because besides the holidays, it's also cold and flu season, and once one person in the house gets sick...well, at least your phone probs won't be the source when it comes around to you.

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    A couple of years ago, a BuzzFeeder tested a bunch of our phones for germs, and the person with the cleanest phone used a similar product (everyone else, well, let's just say it's pretty gross).

    Get one on Amazon Canada for $105.45+ (6 colours).

    11. A makeup-removing cloth — it takes every bit of makeup off with just water, so you'll be out of excuses to let your head hit the pillow with foundation still intact.

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    It's also the BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best mid-range makeup remover.

    Get it on Amazon Canadafor $20.

    12. A jar of cult-favorite Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay Mask to suck out all the gunk from your pores, so you can kiss acne buh-bye.

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    It's helped over 3,000 Amazon Canada reviewers with their skin.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.90.

    13. A travel umbrella that's, as far as I'm concerned, the perfect umbrella: it's windproof, Teflon-coated, opens and closes automatically at the press of a button, and comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

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    No more struggling to close your umbrella as you get in your car while your car door (and your left half!) gets wet from the rain. No more gusts of wind turning your umbrella inside out. Oh, and it weighs less than a pound, so you can stick it in your bag without burdening your shoulder. Plus that lifetime replacement guarantee...you don't see that very often anymore!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    14. A detangling brush with cone-shaped plastic bristles that gently separate hair sideways (instead of straight down), turning your teary-eyed kiddo combing sessions — or just labored brushing of your own hair — into a quick, painless process.

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    Reviewers with all kinds of different hair textures swear by this brush.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.45.

    15. A pack of socket sealers to block the chilly drafts that make your indoor heating work that much harder.

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    Get a box of 24 on Amazon Canada for $4.84 (as an add-on).

    16. A pocket-sized password keeper because keeping up with unique private codes for every single website on the internet is basically impossible.

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    It's nice and small, so it can fit in your bag or stash away in a drawer in your closet. (You could also totally use an online password manager — LastPass and Dashlane are free, with upgrade options — if you prefer. But if you're less tech-savvy, the notebook is a totally legit option.)

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    17. A windshield cover to catch all the ice and snow, letting you pull it off your car in one fell swoop for a completely clear driver's view, no ice scraping required.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.99 (but if you suspect you'll need an ice scraper anyway, you can get a highly-rated one on Amazon for $8.72).

    18. A dishwasher cleaning tablet to disband the limescale and mineral buildup preventing your dishes from actually getting as clean as possible.

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    Get a pack of six tablets on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    19. A fabric shaver you gently wave over your pilled sweaters, pillows, and other fabrics to make them look completely new again.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.98.