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    Updated on Jul. 31, 2020. Posted on Jul. 17, 2020

    31 Random And Useful Products You’ll Use Seven Days A Week

    And most of them are under $50.

    1. A coffee dripper that'll brew a single cup of joe right into your mug. It'll fit over most mugs, and it has measurements on the side, so you'll know exactly how much water is in it.

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    "How many times has this happened to you: You make a big pot of coffee and then realize you're the only one drinking it. You end up drinking the whole thing and get so wired you consider just sprinting to work on foot. Well, dear reader: I suggest you just make a single cup of coffee with a simple pour over coffee maker.

    This inexpensive one from OXO is a great place to start, thanks to its price point and easy-to-use design. Simply line with a coffee filter, add your grounds, and pour in the hot water. The water tank has markings so you know exactly how much water you're adding. The lid retains heats while brewing and the hole patterns ensure that you get an even and quality brew every single time. It usually takes about five minutes to get a full cup of coffee. I prefer this bad boy over a French press simply because it's way easier to clean and works just a smidge faster (every second is crucial when you're waiting on caffeine)." —Bek O'Connell
    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Brew Single Serve Coffee Dripper (#3 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    2. A weekly planner you can keep by your desk as you plan your schedule. There's enough space to write down appointments and special occasions for each day, along with sections at the bottom to write down a few notes.

    A large pad of paper on a smooth background The paper has a different section for each day of the week a section for notes
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    And when the week is up, you can tear away the sheet and start fresh. There are 50 undated sheets, so you can choose what weeks you'd like to plan for.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    3. A handy phone grip for anyone who is always using their phone. It'll make it easier to hold your phone for long periods of time and also prevent you from dropping it. Plus, the fun prints add an extra pop of colour to your phone case.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99. Available in four colours.

    4. A pack of reusable shopping bags that'll help you cut down on how many plastic bags you use. Each one can hold up to 50 pounds and folds into a tiny square, so they won't take up a lot of space in your bag.

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    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    5. A small-but-mighty power bank charger that'll charge your iPhone 6s to full capacity up to seven times before it dies. The sleek and compact design makes it easy to travel with and it has two USB ports, so you can charge a couple devices at once.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $47.99+. Available in three colours.

    6. An egg cooker that'll prepare hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, omelets, and scrambled eggs in minutes. It's an ~eggcellent~ gadget for anyone who likes to have more variety when they cook breakfast in the morning.

    A small round electronic egg cooker with six eggs on the base and a lid over top
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    "I, a certified Lazy Individual (TM), own one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years. Perfectly medium-boiled eggs every time. I even bought one for my parents so I could spread its majesty to them as well (but also mostly so I could use it when I come to visit, if we're being real). Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume!" —Emma Lord

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker (#24 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28+. Available in five colours.

    7. An adjustable stand that'll hold your phone at the perfect angle while you sit at your desk. The stand can hold your device whether it’s sitting vertically or horizontally, and it’s tall enough to accommodate a charger.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    "I love my iPhone but I hate that I have to pick it up + point it at my face to unlock it. When the group texts come raining in during the work day, I’d like to be able to glance at them without taking the time to pick up, scroll through, and then putting it back down — my FOMO-y self needs to be sure the texts can wait until my next break for a reply! I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later." — Maitland Quitmeyer

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Adjustable Phone Stand (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.94. Available in two colours.

    8. A poop bag dispenser that you can attach to your dog's leash, so you always have one handy. It comes loaded with bags, and it's super easy to refill it. Plus, you can clip a bag onto the back if a garbage bin isn't available.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You can get refill bags here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.99+. Available in two scents and with a set of 15 or 30 bags.

    9. A pack of braided lightning cords that range from three to ten feet long. The cords are made of extra-durable nylon fibre, so they won't bend and shred like other phone cables!

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    Each pack has five lightning cords: two three-foot cords, two six-foot cords, and one ten-foot cord. If you're looking for a wall adapter, you can find them here.

    "These have honestly changed my life. I was just looking for a couple of regular iPhone cables to keep in my bag and use at the office/home, but then I came across this multipack on Amazon. I've always hated being constrained to a corner in the room (or to a side on my bed) just because I'm charging my phone while using it.

    All the cables worked perfectly, and I would've had a bunch of backups, too, if my fiancé didn't steal the rest of them. My favourite thing IN THE WORLD is the ten-foot cable. The freedom is ridiculous. I can be at the other edge of my bed and charge my phone!" —Imaan Sheikh

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nylon Braided Charging Cords (#5 on the list).

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $16.99+ Available in four colours.

    10. A bottle-emptying kit that'll drain every ounce of ketchup, hot sauce, or any other condiment out of the container. It fits most screw-top bottles, so you can even use it to transfer your beauty products like shampoo and conditioner from one bottle to the other.

    A before image of bottle of barbeque sauce with the sauce at the bottom of the container and an after image of the bottle placed upside down on a three-legged stand with the sauce at the top
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $29.23+. Also available in a set of 24.

    11. A drying mat that's so chic, it'll make you actually want to wash the dishes. It's incredibly thick and can hold up to four times its weight in water, so you don't have to worry about your countertops getting wet.

    A thick drying mat on a kitchen counter with utensils and mugs on it
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    It's also reversible and reviewers say it's way easier to clean than a plastic dish rack. You can just pop it in the washing machine when it gets dirty.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.79+. Available in nine colours/prints.

    12. A 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll help you split, pit, and slice like a total pro. If you enjoy having avo toast in the morning, it'll be the most useful gadget in your kitchen. And reviewers say it's easier and safer to use this tool compared to a knife.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, Sarah Aspler/BuzzFeed

    "Let’s be honest, this was a complete impulse buy. Because generally, when it comes to kitchen gadgets, I’m always a little skeptical. The plastic blade dug right in and it was really easy to cut all around the avocado. REMOVING THE PIT: So easy and honestly wish I could do this for hours. I didn't need to use a lot of force to get the three spikes into the pit and it came out with a twist." —Sarah Aspler

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for 13.49.

    13. A roll of reusable paper towels that you can use over 120 times before you throw them away. They're made of bamboo, making them incredibly durable and absorbent, and you can wash them by hand or pop them in the washing machine when they get dirty.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    You can even use them with your Swiffer to clean your floors. One roll of bamboo towels can replace up to 60 paper towel rolls.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99+. Also available in packs of two and four.

    14. A set of stainless steel knives that come in different colours, so you know exactly which knife to use when you're cooking. They’ll brighten up your kitchen decor with their bold shades. Plus, they come with edge guards that’ll keep them covered when you’re not using them.

    @cuisinart / Via instagram.com, @cuisinart / Via instagram.com

    "I love using these because the pop of colour totally adds to the joy of chopping and cooking. Prior to purchasing this set, I’ve always had a mismatched assortment of cutting tools. This was perfect for me because every type of knife was already included, like a slicing knife or a bread knife. Plus there is also a matching blade guard for each one." —Liza Hicks

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Cuisinart Advantage Knives (#9 on the list).

    Get a set of six from Amazon Canada for $48.41.

    15. A 2-in-1 bag clip and measuring spoon that be the perfect accessory for your coffee bag. It'll help measure the right amount of coffee every time while keeping your coffee stash fresh.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Available in five colours and in packs of two.

    16. A silicone plate cover that'll keep your food from splattering all over your microwave's walls. It has little holes on the top to let out steam, and it folds down to one inch when you're not using it. Plus, when it gets really dirty, you can just throw it into the dishwasher.

    A large silicone bowl is covering a plate of food in the microwave
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.59+. Available in three colours.

    17. A bestselling coffee maker and pitcher that'll help you make the perfect batch of iced coffee every time. You can store it in the fridge overnight (up to 36 hours) to let it brew, and you’ll wake up to four cups of delicious iced coffee.

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    "It's so delish, and it makes mornings far more bearable. It’s great for keeping in the office when that 3 p.m. slump hits, but you don’t feel like going to a coffee shop (or spending $5 on cold brew). It's pretty concentrated, so you can either dilute it with water or milk, or just drink it straight with ice (I've done all three). Coarse or French Press-ground beans are suggested but TBH, I just use regular beans, and I don't have issues with grounds making their way into my coffee!" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Takeya Iced Coffee Maker .

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $43.63.

    18. A short-sleeved baby bib that'll provide as much coverage as a smock or apron. It's long enough that it'll sit in their lap to protect their shirt and pants, and it'll keep their outfit squeaky clean, even after they've had a messy meal.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.94+. Available in three styles.

    19. A high-efficiency air purifier that'll keep your air clean AF. It has a smart filter that removes common household allergens like pet dander, dust, and pollen from the air, so you can breathe easy.

    A cylinder machine sitting on a stool in the living room
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    The air purifier has a built-in replacement feature that'll remind you when the filter needs to be changed (about every six to eight months).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $119.03.

    20. A tumbler that'll encourage you to drink water, if you're someone who tends to forget. The coloured bands act as small markers you can slide up once you've passed them. It's a cool way to motivate and track how much water you've had, so you drink enough water every day.

    Adrianna Licitra

    "My big problem was that I'd get busy and simply forget to drink, but having a visual way to track my progress throughout the day is so helpful. You fill the tumbler with water and once you drink it all you slide one of the bands up to the top, refill, and repeat until you’ve drunk your daily recommended amount (or more). Easy peasy! I used to barely finish one measly 16 oz. bottle, but now I’m consistently drinking at least the minimum recommended amount of water per day. (Sometimes I even drink way more!)" —Adrianna Licitra

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Zak! Designs HydraTrak Insulated Tumbler (#8 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.14.

    21. A bedside organizer that’ll hold all those random items you usually keep on the floor by your bed. It has two small holes at the bottom corners for your electronic cords, so you can charge your phone or laptop while you sleep.

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    It's basically a side pocket for your bed with one huge compartment for large items like a laptop, tablet, or magazine, and two small pockets for smaller items like a phone, remote, or glasses.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    22. A pack of super-thin camera covers for anyone who takes their online privacy and security extra seriously. The covers are compatible with most devices and are a more subtle and stylish alternative to the piece of tape you're currently using.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $9.59. Available in two colours.

    23. And a sheet of light-dimming stickers that are perfect for anyone who likes to sleep in absolute darkness. They make the glowy lights from all your gadgets less intense, so you can get your beauty sleep.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, LightDims / Via youtube.com

    Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon Canada for $7.89.

    24. A pack of eco-friendly air purifying bags that'll actually remove bad odours from your clothes and shoes. They’re made with activated charcoal to absorb excess moisture and prevent mould and bacteria.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Plus, they can last up to two years. Just place them outside in the sun once a month for at least one hour to reactivate the charcoal.

    "In the past, I never knew how to deal with stinky shoes — I’d try airing them out, but it never totally worked. The problem was worse with flats, because I usually wear them barefoot, and if they got caught in the rain? I considered them a goner (RIP, many of my shoes). Enter, however, these mini Moso natural shoe deodorizers, aka the solution to all our smelly-shoe woes.

    I tried them first on my favorite black boots that I wear daily. They had started to smell a little musty, and the odor was beginning to transfer onto my socks. Overnight, the smell had completely disappeared, leaving only a leather scent behind. To say I was shook is an understatement."—Yi Yang

    Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the MOSO NATURAL Mini Air Purifying Bag .

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $11.95+. Also available in packs of four

    25. A pack of elastic bed sheet clips that are as sturdy as Steve Urkel's rainbow suspenders. The metal fasteners attach easily to your sheets to keep them from rolling up, and they’re adjustable, so they’ll fit any bed or sheet size.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    These were a life saver for my mom who has a very thick mattress and a mattress topper on her bed. Even though she uses fitted sheets with deep pockets, the corners would still slide off all the time. It was beyond annoying to have to fix the sheets every time she got into bed, so we got these clips to see if they'd make a difference. After installing the clips, she hasn't had to adjust the sheets once.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    26. A Squatty Potty that'll make it WAY easier to poop. The stool will help you into a comfortable squatting position, which is supposed to be better for your body than sitting. Reviewers say it helps reduce the amount of time they spend in the bathroom.

    A person sitting on a toilet with a small stool under their feet
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    It prevents straining and helps with hemorrhoids, constipation, and bloating.

    “Yes. I used the Squatty Potty while pooping and it made pooping easier. It took a day or two to get used to, but within a week of using it, I noticed quite a positive difference in my, uh, evacuation. It took less effort and less time, and really just made the whole process a lot more pleasant. In fact, within a week, it started feeling strange to use other toilets WITHOUT the Squatty Potty. I actually prefer using it now.” —Kat Angus

    Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Squatty Potty.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.

    27. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that are great for anyone who spends most of their work day staring at a computer. The lenses filter out blue light, which helps reduce eye strain and irritation.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, BuzzFeed / Jasmin Suknanan

    "Over the last few weeks, I had been dealing with headaches and super tired eyes even though I had been getting my fair share of sleep. Seeing as I'm on a computer all day, this didn't really surprise me. I put the glasses on one morning when I already had a headache and heavy-feeling eyes before 10 a.m. and within about 30 minutes, I felt relief. NO headache, and NO more tired eyes!

    I can work even longer without feeling like I need to look away before my screen burns holes into my eyes, and I'm in an overall happier mood because I don't have headaches anymore — in fact, since getting these glasses two weeks ago, I haven't had a single headache or moment of tired eyes! Loooooove these glasses! Of course, since they are meant to block harmful light from electronic devices, you should only wear them while you use your electronics and not just casually." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Blue Light-Blocking Glasses (#11 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.96+. Available in eight colours.

    28. A daily shower cleaning spray that'll prevent soap scum from building up on your walls and bathtub. Use it after every shower and then walk away. There's no need to scrub, rinse, or wipe!

    A bottle of cleaning spray for the bathtub
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.99.

    29. A dishwasher magnet that lets everybody know once and for all whether the dishes are clean or dirty. If you live with a lot of people, this magnet will save you a lot of time and energy.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    "One of my pet peeves is finding dirty dishes mixed in with clean ones because no one bothered to check if the dishes were clean. My family is huge and sometimes it's hard for the younger kids to notice whether the dishes are clean or dirty. This magnet was the answer to my problems. It's big enough that you can't really miss it and it lets everyone in the house know when the dishes are dirty or clean." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Dishwasher Magnet (#7 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99. Available in three colours.

    30. A little Nessie tea infuser that'll lurk at the bottom of your mug and fill it with a fresh and flavourful brew for you to enjoy. The long neck makes it easy to remove from your cup, and it separates into two pieces when you're ready to wash it.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.

    31. And finally, a soothing sound machine that'll block out the disruptive noises around you with 20 different tracks of white noise. You can use it during the day while you work or study instead of listening to music. Or you can play it at night and let it lull you sleep, so you'll can fall asleep faster and stay asleep.

    A person sitting on a couch and reading with a small sound machine on the table next to hem
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Reviewers say it sounds like a quiet fan and helps tune out the sound of noisy roommates, neighbours, and traffic.

    "I had been using a ginormous fan to help me fall asleep at night because I need sound in order to fall asleep. But sleeping with a fan right next to your head? In the winter? I already feel the sniffles beginning to form! Which is why I decided to invest in a sound machine — and it's easily the best investment I've made for myself since my Tamagotchi purchase in 2005.

    This machine is really compact (it can fit easily on your nightstand), and has two sound options: white noise or fan with ten variations. The volume can go up super high, it has a 60-minute auto shut-off feature, and it's really easy to use. Just plug it on, hit the on button, and BAM! Done. If you've had trouble falling asleep, I seriously cannot recommend this little gadget enough. I don't think I'd be able to survive without it..." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Check out BuzzFeed's full reivew of the Lectrofan Noise and Fan Sound Machine (#11 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99+. Available in five styles and three colours.

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