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    25 Useful Products You'll Wonder Why You Don't Own Already

    *Extremely Rihanna voice* ♫ Where have you been all my li-i-i-ife... ♫

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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 colour-coded knife set to help amateur and expert chefs alike avoid cross-contamination and always reach for the right blade.

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    Your meal prep will be a cut above the rest. It includes a chef's knife, paring knife, bread knife, slicing knife, utility knife, and santoku knife.

    Get a set of six knives with covers from Amazon Canada for $22.98.

    2. Incredible microfibre makeup remover cloths that can remove a whole face of makeup with — get this — JUST WATER.

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    As if that wasn't easy enough, these are also machine washable so you can use them again and again!

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    3. The Drop Stop, a simple-yet-brilliant car seat gap filler to prevent you from ever losing anything in the depths of your vehicle again. It's sure to make you wonder, why aren't all cars just made like this?!?!

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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    4. Activated charcoal shoe deodorizing bags ready to give stench and extra moisture the boot. And, since you can reuse them for up to two years, $13 now means no stinky shoes 'til 2021.

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    They're fragrance- and chemical-free! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of these wonders.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $12.95.

    5. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet that's so simple yet game-changing. It might even save you from spending your life in prison after straight up murdering your roommate for throwing their icky cereal bowl in with the dishes you JUST. FREAKING. WASHED.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.49.

    6. A professional as heck work bag complete with a laptop pocket to end the struggle of having to lug a purse and a computer bag separately once and for all.

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    It also has plenty of smaller pockets inside, and you can adjust the length of the handles so they can fit over your shoulder or stay short like classic purse handles.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $56.99+ (available in ten colours).

    7. Squee-worthy socks with your dog's face on them, because your pooch is probably pretty hurt that you've waited all this time to honour them in footwear form.

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    Just upload a clear pic of your doggo when you place your order!

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $31.55 (comes in nine colours).

    8. Unbelievably affordable ergonomic fit in-ear headphones that over 2,600 (!!!!!) people swear by.

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    I actually bought a pair of these earlier this year and I love them! I don't get excited about electronics and didn't think I would see what all the fuss was about, but I do. First of all, I love all the colours they come in (I got metallic purple) and the sound quality. And they are COMFY!!!! Yes, you do have to get used to figuring out which side goes in which ear because they are a little oddly shaped, but that's what makes them feel great — they've got a flat part that lies on the flat part of your ear (very technical terms I know) so they feel like a perfect fit. Plus, they come with three different sets of ear pads in different sizes so you can make them just right for you.

    Ge them from Amazon Canada for $9.99+ (available in 12 colours and with or without a mic).

    9. A practically perfect lace dress you can dress up or down and stay comfy in all day (or night) long. Finally, a party dress you won't be desperate to take off the second you get home!

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in two necklines/sleeve lengths and 12 colours).

    10. Game-changing traceless hair ties that'll banish the dreaded post-ponytail crease and make regular elastics hang their heads in shame.

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    These are also great to sleep in so you don't wake up with a total bird's nest for a head. I personally use these as my everyday hair ties and I love how gentle they are on my hair! Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of them here (#1).

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $9.87+.

    11. A clever microwave popcorn popper that requires zero oil, for a snack that's less greasy and chemical-y than microwave popcorn from bags...but just as tasty.

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    I bought this last year and now I couldn't live without it. I'm a popcorn fanatic, and I used to eat an alarming amount of the kind that comes in microwaveable bags. Apparently those bags are often coated in possibly harmful chemicals, so, well, that was maybe not my best health decision. But I was too lazy to take out a pot and make a batch on the stovetop every time I had a craving for some 'corn (which, tbh, is most nights). Enter this guy, which is made of BPA-free silicone. You just pour unpopped kernels in up to one of the fill markers, add as much butter, salt, or seasoning as you want, put on the lid, and pop it in the microwave for two or three minutes. The popcorn doesn't burn, it tastes great, and it feels less heavy and greasy than the bagged kind. Then you can just pop this thing in the dishwasher to be used again the next night! Plus, it's collapsible so it won't take up too much space on the (rare) occasions when you're not using it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.45.

    12. Genius double shower hooks to make hanging or removing your curtain or liner a breeze. Because let's be honest, normally changing a shower curtain liner is the biggest nightmare that can happen in a shower other than, like, a Norman Bates situation.

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    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $5.69+ (available in three colours).

    13. A handy dish squeegee so clever and cheap, you're honestly gonna be mad at yourself for all of the times you actually touched icky, wet food that was left on your plate (or wasted paper towels on countertop spills).

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    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe! Plus, one side is curved so it works on bowls as well as plates.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.85.

    14. A visual timer with red space that disappears as the hour passes that both parents and people who need help with time management swear by.

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    It's got tons of positive reviews! Here's what my coworker Jennifer Tonti has to say about it: "I have ADHD and I've used various tools throughout my education to keep me organized and on-task. This is one of the best. I personally set 30-minute increments for any given task; an hour becomes too much time and I get side-tracked. It’s not that I must finish my task in 30 minutes, but rather that I'm kept aware of time passing in the first place, which helps me stay focused. The red film is a necessary visual representation of time that really makes this clock better than just a timer on my phone. I keep it in view and whenever I feel my mind trailing off, I can quickly glance up and say, 'oh wow, that was 10 minutes of distraction, better get back into it.'”

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $48.64 (available in two sizes and with or without a magnetic back). Get the required AA batteries here.

    15. A set of water-resistant, space-saving packing cubes that over 600 Canadian reviewers swear by for maximizing their suitcase space. You have to leave room for all the souvenirs you'll inevitably buy!!!!

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    Get a set of four plus a laundry bag from Amazon Canada for $24.99 (available in 12 colours).

    16. Trader Joe's scrumptious everything bagel seasoning, a game-changing spice blend for more than just bagels. It'll add major flavor to — you guessed it — everything. We might not have Trader Joe's in Canada, but we can have this.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on everything bagel seasoning for even more ideas on how to use it.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $22.72.

    17. A non-stick three tier cooling rack every chef or baker (or anyone who has ever been impatient for their food to be cool enough to eat) needs.


    It's also what folks with small kitchens' dreams are made of — not only will it allow you to keep more food out to cool in less space, but it's also completely collapsible!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.

    18. And the single most OMG-worthy pet bed I've ever seen, which you, your pet, and your Instagram followers are all sure to go bananas for.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.95.

    19. Slightly tinted computer eyeglasses to filter out the blue light that makes your eyes feel so dang tired after staring at a laptop screen or your phone. Guess what? You don't have to leave work with a migraine every day.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $25.95 (available in two colours).

    20. A natural stain remover that is — *takes a deep breath* — gluten-free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Oh, and so effective it's pretty much miraculous.


    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this stain remover.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.24.

    21. A hella compact portable charger that over 500 (!!!) reviewers never want to leave home without — and you shouldn't either.

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    It comes with a micro USB cable, storage bag, and an 18-month warranty. It can add a little over a full charge to an iPhone 8 or up to 80% of a full charge to an Android.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    22. The Panda Planner, which people swear by for helping them keep a positive attitude — it helps you track goals and gratitude in all areas of your life, not just your to-do list. No diary since Tom Riddle's has had this much soul.

    It's got monthly, weekly, and daily sections that each have plenty of space to write down goals and plans at the beginning and wins and ways to improve at the end. There are also spaces for extra notes, places to write daily affirmations, what you're looking forward to, and what exercise you're planning to get each day.

    Also check out BuzzFeed Reviews' picks for the best planners at every price point.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.

    23. Jumbo sticky tabs with space to write notes that honestly make me a little mad every time I see them — HOW did I not know about these in college???

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these sticky tabs.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $9.67+ (also comes in packs of one, three, four, six, eight, nine, and 12).

    24. A super efficient salad-making gadget that's basically a bowl, strainer, and cutting board all in one. Goodbye, washing a million dishes.

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    You can use it like a colander to rinse your veggies, then turn the clear part upside down over the green bottom. Slide a knife through all the slits, turn the top 90 degrees, repeat, and you're all set! Plus, it's dishwasher safe. Check out a Tasty video demonstrating the use of a similar tool.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.91.

    25. And lastly, handy hair tool holder, which I think everyone who ever uses hot styling tools should be legally required to own.

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    It can withstand up to 450 degrees, and it's got one hook on the back to hang it in your bathroom plus two smaller ones on the side to keep the tool's cord tightly wrapped around it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.71+ (comes in five colours).

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