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Little life-improving finds.
"I got the Furminator de-shedding brush for short hair for my greyhound. He’s a nervous shedder and I could brush him for hours with a regular brush, scrub him down with de-shedding shampoo, and there would still be endless hair. You couldn’t pet him without your hand coming back covered in hair. I finally got the Furminator, and brushing him for 5-20 minutes throughout the week has made it so he practically never sheds anymore. I actually can’t believe that it worked, and now there is so much less fur around the house."
"I have the alarm clock that simulates the sun rising and holy crap, it’s a lifesaver! I sleep in a basement so there’s zero light coming in and it helps me wake up so much easier. I highly suggest it." —darlingvioletta, from the comments in this time-saving gadgets post.
If gimmicky, loud, fight-or-flight alarms have failed you in the past, maybe something chill is what you've needed all along.
Get one with 4.5/5 stars on Amazon Canada (and a sunset feature to help you fall asleep, as well as the gradual wake-up sunrise) for $158. Or get one with 4/5 stars (but only the sunrise feature, no sunset) for $64.95.
"It's great. There is still a learning curve. But honestly, I know how to do wings and I still use these instead because they're just so much easier. Definitely worth it!" —Pinkster, from the comments in this problem-solving products post.
Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.97 (three line thicknesses available).
"I have one of those 'Did you feed the dog?' things and honestly it makes a world of difference. We're a household of three with a very smart and very hungry pig. He would lick his bowl perfectly clean before begging the next human for breakfast. He's lost weight since we bought this!" —c4f6c9ac94, from the comments in this problem-solving products post.
Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.95.
"It works wonders. I'm amazed with the results. I had terrible blackheads and the mask sucked them out over the course of a month with weekly use. It’s amazing and it’s worth every penny. I’ve had my container for seven months and I have a quarter of it left after using one or two times a week. I highly recommend using apple cider vinegar but if your skin is sensitive then water's fine." —meredith326, from this other roundup of problem-solving products.
Of course as with all skincare, YMMV! But it does have over 2,400 five-star Amazon Canada reviews, so it helps a LOT of people.
Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.69.
"Seriously, game changers. The last residents in our house left lovely Sharpie scribbles on the walls and they took them off with just some water and no excessive scrubbing. Great for getting your cleaning deposit back and for parents of young kids who have discovered the joys of crayon graffiti."
Get a pack of four extra-durable Magic Erasers on Amazon Canada for $5.97.
"These leg bands are amazing. Seriously a life saver. I wish they came in a slightly thinner band option too, but I practically live in them during the summer!" —jennyAZ, from the comments in yet another roundup of problem-solving products.
Get them from Amazon Canada for $6.99+ (available in four colours and comes in sizes 22 inches to 34 inches).
One of our producers tested four different products for chub rub, and crowned these one of the winners!
"My Eureka Mighty-Mite vacuum. It was a gift from my grand parents. I was 18, and that was 35 years ago. It still runs like a top. It will be buried with me...cleanest coffin ever." —Wendy Ervin, Facebook
Well, while we certainly can't guarantee that one made in 2019 will last as long as one made in 1984, you can get the latest version of the Mighty Mite on Amazon Canada for $108.72+ (available in three colours).
"I can confirm that the Sea Bands work! I get extremely motion sick. So sick that when I went on a cruise two years ago that the prescription patch didn’t even keep me from being ill several times. These bands were the only thing that kept me from being stuck next to a toilet. I use them all the time!" —katiec4a7e4ac80, from the comments on a roundup of problem-solving products under $10.
Get one on Amazon Canada for $13.95.
"I absolutely love it! I fall asleep more quickly and I have not woken up in the middle of the night nearly as often. I also don't toss and turn as much. Three things: 1. It can get a tad hot, especially in warmer months. 2. If you're claustrophobic, the weight of the blanket could trigger you. 3. Get a duvet cover for it! The blanket isn't machine washable, so you definitely want some kind of cover to keep it clean." —rachy95, from the comments in this roundup of products that will help you sleep.
It comes in multiple sizes and weights so you can choose one that's juuuust right (you should get one that's approximately 10% of your body weight). Get it on Amazon Canada for $102.50+.
"I seriously can't sleep without my u-shaped pillow. I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain in my lower back and legs; the pillow provides lumbar support and takes the strain off my back. Can't recommend enough!!" —r484a5453c, also from the comments in this roundup of products that will help you sleep.
Get it on Amazon Canada for $76.99+ (available in three colours).
"They’re genuinely life-changing. If you’re tired of changing your tampon frequently, spending loads of money, or sending loads of unnecessary waste to landfills I would definitely check it out." —adrianao4caf40365, from the comments in this roundup of useful things under $15.
Get two menstrual cups on Amazon Canada for $22.99 (available in two sizes).
For help on ~making the switch~, check out 37 Menstrual Cup Tips From People Who Actually Use Them.
"It's LEGIT. A friend and I were house sitting for my college professor, and we spilled an entire bottle of red wine on the carpet. Wine away took it out completely!! Life saver for sure. Thanks mom for the tip!" —laurens4faa6b76c, from the comments in this roundup of products that'll repair your broken life.
Get a bottle on Amazon Canada for $17.97.
"Anyone who reads this, get an Instant Pot!!! I got the three-quart and it’s worth the size, it’s more than enough for small three-person family like mine. Trust me, it’s life saver. A few nights ago we decided on dinner at five-something. After buying everything we were home by six and by seven dinner was done. Honestly I don’t know how I lived without it." —christinam4ee470e81, from the comments in this roundup of gadgets that'll save you time.
The three-quart is perfect for one to two two people, while the six-quart's better for families or dinner parties. Get either (or both!) on Amazon Canada: the three-quart for $68 and the six-quart for $77.88.