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    25 Products That Are Both Useful And Under $20

    Period tracker stickers, coasters that look like a work of art, chip-inspired bag clips, and so much more goodness that demands your attention.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A flexible holder to keep your sponge from sitting in the filth (no offense) that is the bottom of your kitchen sink. This non-slip elastic stays put, has a perforated base for water drainage, and doesn't take up too much space., Amazon / Via

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6+ (as an add-on item, available in three colours).

    2. A resin hexagon coaster capable of taking your breath away with every slam of a coffee mug. Who knew protecting the surface of your Ikea table could be so, well, pretty?

    the blue, white, and gold coasters
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    Get it from Mint Gold Creations on Etsy Canada for $12.50.

    3. A calligraphy guide book for anyone looking to improve their penmanship *or* eventually create their own Etsy shop. These easy-to-follow instructions will turn doodles and scribbles into a work of legible art.

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    You might want to pick up some brush pens as well, so grab some here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.69.

    4. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in your favourite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and require absolutely NO effort or scrubbing.

    Model dropping a bottle bright tablet into a water bottle
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    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon Canada for $14.32.

    5. A plant-based gel cream that works OT to tame pesky flyaways that no amount of brushing can get rid of. The best part? This formula is nongreasy, completely transparent, and the mascara wand makes it super easy to apply.

    The hair finishing stick cleans up flyaways and loose hairs for updos
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    6. A nonslip bristle brush for a safer, more efficient way to clean expensive cutlery (*chest swells with pride at the thought of having a fancy knife set*). A wrap-around design scrubs two sides at once, plus this ultimately saves you money because you won't have to continuously replace torn dish sponges.

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

    7. A Maybelline black mascara for volume, volume, and did I mention volume? One swipe of this clump-free formula means long, feathery lashes that look astonishingly natural.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.55.

    8. Planner stickers that let you keep track of your period in a foolproof way. No longer will that ~time of the month~ turn into questions of "but wait, is it supposed to be that time of the month?"

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    Get a pack of 42 from from illogicaldiscourse on Etsy Canada for $3.69+ (available in two styles).

    9. A Poo-Pourri toilet spray that is your new #1 (*ahem* not #2) when it comes to eliminating...odours. Spray this essential oil and real gold nanoparticle blend into the toilet before getting down to business; all smells will be trapped and no evidence will be left behind. Really. We promise.

    A bottle of Poo-Pourri toilet spray
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99+ (available in 27 scents and five sizes).

    10. A microfibre duster to turn cleaning into, dare I say, an enjoyable chore!? This traps dust particles with every swipe β€” and seeing all that gunk accumulate will be more satisfying than you can imagine. *begins to nervous sweat at the thought of when I last dusted*

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    Psst, you can even remove the cloth and throw it in the washing machine when you're done cleaning!

    "Do you dust? Because I don't! I find that when I dust, the particles just fly into the air, and it seems like I'm not cleaning at all. Well, everything changed when I bought the OXO microfibre hand duster. Dust and dirt stick to this thing like a magnet β€” it's both gross and satisfying to see. The best part is, the cloth is removable and machine-washable so it's clean and ready to be used for next time. It's a small thing, but my apartment feels so much cleaner with this duster around!" β€”Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    11. A set of drink markers to keep tabs on which glass is yours, *plus* make for a fantastic conversation starter. The only trouble will be who calls dibs on Chad.

    A drink marker shaped like a man in a swimsuit, he hangs on the edge of a wine glass and this swimsuit says CHAD across the bum
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    Get a set of six from Amazon Canada for $14.95 (available in 14 designs).

    12. Plastic closure clips to prevent your favourite snack from going stale a mere two minutes after being opened. These chips β€” er, I mean clips β€” are one of those things that you should probably already own, but inexplicably don't.

    yellow chip-inspired clips holding a chip bag closed
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    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $19.24.

    13. Hydrocolloid Cosrx pimple patches that speed up the ~draining process~, but more importantly? They πŸ‘ prevent πŸ‘ picking πŸ‘. If you're looking for a no-frills way to stop cystic acne in its evil tracks, these transparent stickers are the way to go.

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    To learn more, check out "These Pimple Patches Are Magical And BRB I'm Buying 20 Packs Of Them".

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    14. Miracle-Gro food spikes you'll appreciate if you love plants, but a) weren't blessed with the advantage of a green thumb, and b) laziness is one of your defining features. These slowly release micronutrients into soil for up to two months, thus allowing indoor plants to thrive.

    A model pushing one of the plant food spikes into the plant's soil
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    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon Canada for $13.78.

    15. A magnetic bookmark to encourage even the most stubborn page-folder (guilty as charged) into someone who doesn't destroy a novel for the sake of remembering their place. Now let's all appreciate the below pun together: "To bee continued."

    the magnetic bookmark with an illustrated bee
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    Get it from Spicy Apricots on Etsy Canada for $2.50.

    16. Silicone brushes that are an absolute necessity for every skincare aficionado out there. This lets you slather on that thick mud mask without getting your hands covered in said mud mask, plus it prevents you from picking up (and wasting) excess product which means money saved.

    A woman using a silicone brush to apply a mud face mask
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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $6.09.

    17. A wine stain remover so you can fix all the accidents waiting to happen, cc: spilling red wine on your white tee. Dinner shouldn't be spent stewing in the remnants of your vino, and that's where this stuff comes in.

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    This formula even has a fresh citrus scent that'll rid your outfit of any red wine odours.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.43.

    18. A set of satin pillowcases that'll add a whole new meaning to the phrase "beauty sleep." Snoozing on this will reduce bedhead, extend your blowout, and prevent hair breakage β€” all while you're catching up on some much-needed shut-eye.

    A model sleeping on a grey satin pillowcase
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $11.99 (available in 20 colours and three sizes).

    19. A tissue box cover that looks like it would line shop shelves of a modern art museum. Tissue holding aside, some reviewers even use this ~$5 product as a planter!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95.

    20. Silicone rain boots that you'll definitely use through rain or shine. This silly-but-functional tool props up your phone and turns everything from joining Zoom calls to watching tutorials into a hands-free breeze.

    the red rain boots holding a phone
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.36.

    21. A tiny knife sharpener because that knife of yours can barely slice through bread, let alone a steak. This features two sharpening options (coarse and fine), and is designed with a nonslip base to ensure that it stays put whilst in use.

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    To learn more, check out "This Lil' Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6".

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    22. A microwave steam cleaner to finally (and I mean finally) rid your microwave of the caked-on dinner that's been there since about, oh, last year. Simply fill this handy device with vinegar, let 'er run for five to seven minutes, wipe, and done.

    the green microwave cleaner
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    23. A drawer organizer designed to let you stack your silverware, because kitchen real estate is not something we have. This helps maximize every single inch of space and keeps your forks looking sleek and organized.

    the gray cutlery organizer
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    24. A pair of grooming gloves that are the ideal two-fer: you can pet your pup or cat while also getting rid of excess fur. This glove even stimulates skin oils, promotes a softer and shinier coat, and can be thrown into the wash when it needs a deep clean itself. Prepare for some riveting before and after photos.

    The gloves covered in cat fur
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    Get the pair from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    25. No-tie Lock Laces to prevent all "oh crap my shoes are untied and I'm going to trip on this run" fiascoes. These babies are durable, adjustable, and conform to your foot for a personalized feel.

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    Promising review: "I put these in my everyday gym shoes, and they work great. These laces keep them feeling snug! They're easy to install, and I really like being able to just slip my feet into my shoes when I'm in a hurry to let the dog out." β€”Elaine Blackwell Eversole

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 12 colours).

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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