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    42 Cult-Fave Household Products You’ve Probably Heard Of And Should Try Already

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    1. A rectangular storage container that's a lot more aesthetically pleasing than a plain ol' cereal or pasta box. The button on the lid locks the canisters with an airtight seal, keeping your dry foods fresh as heck!

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    "They keep food fresh and presentable, so you don't have to get a lecture when your mom visits and peeks into your cabinets. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate your various needs. Each container has a big button on top that you can press to open or seal the jar. It's so satisfying to pop these things open that I can't imagine using a different container system ever again." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Good Grips Pop containers (#1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.13+. Available in 17 sizes.

    2. A little moka pot that'll help you make coffee as well as your local barista, without having to use a bulky and complicated espresso machine. You can use it on any type of stovetop and it separates into three parts, making it super easy to clean.

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    It’s recommended that you wash it by hand (it’s made with aluminum, so it’ll tarnish if you put it in the dishwasher). Reviewers like that the handle is durable, comfortable to hold, and stays cool.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99+. Available in three sizes and four colours.

    3. A pack of fertilizer spikes that'll give your plant babies a much-needed dose of nutrients, because they're looking a little sad these days. They're great for any indoor plants, and you'll only have to replace them once a month (or every two months during the winter).

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    "I love my plants, but sometimes I'm not the best mom to them. I forget to feed them on occasion and these little spikes give them a boost when I've been a neglectful plant parent. Using them is simple: Just dig a hole with the plastic tool, shove in a plant spike, cover it with soil, and let it work its magic." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Miracle-Gro Indoor Dry Plant Food Fertilizer Spikes (#4 on the list).

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    4. A set of Spatty Daddy mini spatulas that'll help you get the last bit of food out of the container. The flexible silicone head and long, narrow handle can fit into any jar or bottle. And when the containers are cleaned out, they're in the perfect condition to be recycled.

    A person reaching into a container of honey with a mini spatula
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $35.98.

    5. A pair of satin pillowcases that'll feel like an absolute dream against your skin. They're also great for hair because they don't absorb moisture like cotton. Your hair will be safe from breakage, and you'll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud every night.

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    The satin material is cool to the touch and stays super smooth, so you won't wake up with those dreaded sleep lines on the side of your face.

    "I have several sets of pillowcases and rotate them out weekly (at least). I can tell a difference in the level of frizz in my hair between when I sleep on these or cotton pillowcases. Also when you sleep on these, you don't wake up with lines on your face... as a side/stomach sleeper, I'm forever waking up with lines on my face from cotton pillowcases!!!"—Elizabeth Lilly

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Bedsure Satin Pillowcase (#3 on the list).

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $13.99+. Available in three sizes and in 22 colours.

    6. A pack of 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.

    Six pairs of shoes on a shoe rack with small dedodorizing sachets sitting in each one
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    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.

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

    7. A silicone food storage bag that you'll be able to use over and over again. It's a great way to stash your favourite munchies in your bag, and it has an airtight seal, so it won't leak.

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    "I recently ran out of plastic sandwich bags which led to a discussion between my husband and me if we even really needed them in the house at all. We decided we did NOT and chose to try out reusable Stasher silicone snack bags instead. They've been great! They're super easy to clean, come in fun colors, and feature a really tight pinch-lock seal, so snacks stay fresh." —Heather Braga

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Stasher silicone bags (#20 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99+ (as an add-on item). Available in six sizes and eight colours.

    8. A bottle of quick-drying super glue that'll repair small or delicate items (like toys and ceramic figurines), without leaving behind a gross, goopy mess. Reviewers love that it works on just about any surface and say that the tip doesn't get clogged up easily.

    A person gluing a leg back onto a ceramic elephant with super glue
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.97 (as an add-on item).

    9. An Amazon Fire TV Stick that'll stream all your favourite shows and movies on your television. It's enabled with Alexa, so you can find the show you're looking for without even reaching for the remote.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    10. A set of spacious vacuum bags that'll help you store all your clothes and linens on the off season. The set comes with a travel pump to suck out the air, but it's also compatible with all vacuum cleaners. Now you won't have to worry about where to store your summer clothes during the colder months.

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    "One large bag was plenty to store nine or ten *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I didn't feel like breaking out the vacuum, so I just used the included hand pump, and it took maybe three minutes max to pump out the air and shrink the bag before replacing the cap — easy peasy!" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Spacesaver Vacuum Storage Bags (#2 on the list).

    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $34.99+. Available in five sets.

    11. A sink strainer that'll catch all the bits of foods before they head down your drain. It's made of stainless steel, so it'll probably match your kitchen sink perfectly. It also has a little basket with perforated holes at the bottom to collect food and keep water flowing.

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    "I bought this for myself (since I'm clearly a REAL adult) and OMG. This thing REALLY works. Usually when my husband makes sauce from scratch I'm left with chunks of tomatoes throughout my sink and water that WILL NOT drain — that was until I bought the SinkShroom. My mom was so impressed she bought one, too. It's a serious game-changer." —Heather Braga

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the SinkShroom Strainer (#2 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.36.

    12. A bottle of Better Life all-purpose cleaner that'll make any surface stain a thing of the past. You can use it on anything from floors and countertops to toilets and sporting equipment. And the formula is non-toxic, so it’s safe to use on your kid’s toys, too.

    A person spraying the window ledge and baseboards with an all purpose cleaning solution
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    And it'll leave behind the light, fruity scent of pomegranates instead of harsh chemicals.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.02.

    13. A bamboo bathroom tray that'll keep all your creature comforts close by while you enjoy a nice soak. It has a waterproof cloth stand that'll prop up your book, tablet, or eReader, and two built-in cup holders for a wine glass, coffee mug, or small candle.

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    The tray has an expandable arm to accommodate most bathtubs. To complete your bath accessories collection, check out this plushy bath pillow.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $45.69+. Available in two colours.

    14. A super-sleek Brita water filter pitcher that'll improve the taste and quality of your tap water. The pitcher can hold up to six cups of water and over time, it’ll replace 300 plastic water bottles.

    A person filling up their Brita picture with water
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    The pitcher comes with a filter, but you can get filter refills here!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.97. Available in black and white.

    15. A memory foam mattress topper that'll give your current mattress new life. It’ll conform to the natural contours of your body, ensuring proper alignment of your spine and relief to all your pressure points. It's two inches thick and provides all the protection, support and comfort you're looking for.

    A thin foam mattress topper placed on top of a thick mattress
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $75.89+. Available in sizes twin-California king.

    16. 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)." —Emma Lord

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

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.65+. Available in four colours.

    17. A pack of Command cord organizers that'll keep your cables in order and out of the way. Because they’re small and transparent, you’ll barely notice they’re there — plus, their adhesive backings will stick to almost any surface and won’t damage your walls.

    Two cords plugged into the wall and organized by a set of Command hooks stuck to a wall
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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $4.97+ (as an add-on item). Available in four styles.

    18. 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 small stool sitting in front of a toilet
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    It helps prevent straining and is said to help improve issues 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 $47.96.

    19. A deep-cleaning Waterpik that's perfect for anyone who's really into their dental hygiene. This game-changing device will gently (but effectively) wash plaque and food out of your teeth and gums.

    A person cleaning their teeth with a water flosser machine in their bathroom
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    It comes with a manual toothbrush tip and three jet tips you can use every day. There are also three unique tips that clean braces, remove plaque on implants and crowns, and treat gingivitis.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $111.91.

    20. A nifty clothing folder that'll make folding clothes a little easier and keep your drawers looking tidy as heck. It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces, like bulky knits and sweatshirts.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    21. A fancy SodaStream that'll transform tap water into a glass of sparkling water in less than 30 seconds. It has three carbonation levels, so you can decide how fizzy you want your drink to be.

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    If you're someone who regularly enjoys a fizzy drink, you'll love this cost-saving and eco-friendly device. It comes with a carbonating cylinder and a water bottle.

    "This whole process took about 30 seconds. I like this version because it doesn't have to be plugged into the wall. I also love how much better for the environment it is. Plus, when you're done, you can add fruit or soda flavoring to make any kind of drink you want. Not only do I feel great about the less waste I'm creating, but I do feel like I'm actually saving money. " —Abby Kass

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the SodaStream.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $262.12.

    22. A can of oven cleaner that'll dissolve all the grease stains and dried food residue lining the walls of your oven, broiler, or barbecue. Now you won't have to spend hours scrubbing away at your appliances to get them clean.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    This oven cleaner is magic in a can. It says you only have to leave it for a couple hours to get the best results, but I kind of forgot about it and didn’t remember until the next morning. But, boy did it work! All the grease and grime came off with a damp cloth and a flick of the wrist. It took me about five minutes to wipe down the entire oven, and as you can see, the results are impressive.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.49.

    23. An Instant Pot that combines six different kitchen appliances into one — saving you a ton of space and effort. It'll replace the biggest and bulkiest of kitchen appliances like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer. Plus, it has 14 smart programs, so you can stew, steam, and slow cook all your favourite meals.

    A large pressure with plates and bowls of food around it
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    It also has an automatic feature that'll keep food warm for up to ten hours.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.95+. Available in three sizes.

    24. An Echo Dot speaker that'll become your personal assistant. Alexa can set alarms, answer questions, play music, and check the weather. All you have to do is say her name!

    A small round voice-controlled speaker placed on a wooden table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada $54.99. Available in four colours.

    25. A small drain protector that'll catch stray hairs before they slide down the pipes. This genius tool will save you from a clogged drain and the disgusting chore of having to remove hair from it.

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    The TubShroom fits in most drains. To clean it, just remove the hair, and then wipe it down with a paper towel or cleansing wipe.

    "It’s so simple to install. You just pop it in the shower tub drain and you’re good to go. The result? Success! And it was much more SATISFYING than I ever thought possible! There aren’t any straggler hairs hanging around the drain anymore. All the hair is collected out of view! It takes approximately two seconds to clean. I just remove the hair with a piece of toilet paper and toss it in the garbage." —Sarah Aspler

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99+. Available in six colours.

    26. A bottle of Dawn dish spray that'll save you some time scrubbing hardened food off your pots and pans. It works without water, so you just have to spray, wipe, and rinse your dishes clean.

    A person spraying dish wash on their dirty dishes in the sink
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    "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray (#9 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.98.

    27. A clever drain cover that’ll keep water from escaping your tub when you’re having a bath. The ring of suction creates a perfect seal around the overflow drain, transforming your regular tub into the deep-soaking bathtub of your dreams.

    A round plastic cover placed over an overflow drain in the bathtub
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    28. A light therapy lamp you'll probably want to have around now that the days are getting shorter. It mimics sunlight and can help boost your energy, mood, and focus. It's the perfect gadget for anyone who works long shifts indoors and doesn't get enough natural sunlight during the day.

    The tablet-shaped therapy light shining bright white light next to Kyle's laptop
    Kyle Richmond/BuzzFeed

    "I know I feel down in the winter months, so I thought getting this light therapy lamp might help. I usually turn it on while I'm drinking coffee in the morning (to start forming a habit) and sometimes I'll turn it on while I'm sitting in front of my laptop working. I have noticed a slight uptick in my mood when I'm using this! Any sun is better than no sun, right?" —Kyle Richmond

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Verilux Happy Light (#15 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $119.99.

    29. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers that'll actually remove all the stains you've been trying to get rid of for months. All it takes is a bit of water and a couple swipes to clean permanent marker, crayon stains, and scuff marks from all the surfaces in your home.

    A person's cleaning sauce off a stovetop with a sponge
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $2.97 (as an add-on item).

    30. An electric lint remover that'll gently remove stray fibres from your favourite sweaters and blankets, so they look as good as new. You can use it anywhere in your home, because it comes with a USB cord that'll plug into your laptop or power bank charger instead of a wall socket.

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    The lint remover comes with a power cord, an extra blade, a storage bag, and a cleaning brush.

    "I got this because my favourite sweaters were starting to look kind of grungy. I tried using lint rollers, but they weren't picking up enough of the pills on my knits, and it was so time consuming. This electric shaver got rid of ALL the annoying pills and my sweaters look good as new. It's super gentle on clothes and it took way less time to get rid of the pills." —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Union Fabric Shaver Lint Remover (#1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    31. A bottle of toilet spray that'll make sharing a small bathroom so much easier. Just a quick spritz is enough to trap odours in the toilet before they spread.

    A small bottle of toilet spray on a leaf
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    Reviewers like that it actually removes unpleasant odours, instead of just masking them. And the bottles are small enough that they can keep them in their bag.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.50+. Available in 13 scents and four sizes.

    32. An Endy mattress that'll send you off to sleep faster than Goldilocks in someone else's bed. It has three layers of ultra-cushy foam that'll gently cradle you as you catch up on some much needed ZZZZs. Reviewers say they wake up with less pain in the back and the mattress helps them stay cool all night long.

    A person lying on a mattress and another person sitting on floor and leaning against the bed frame
    Amazon / Via amazon.caé-fabriqué-parfaits/dp/B07HJ9ZR85

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $700+. Available in sizes twin XL, Queen, and California king.

    33. A Click and Grow indoor garden that'll turn your kitchen into a personal vegetable plot. It’s a super low-maintenance garden and can grow up to nine plants at a time. Now you can use fresh produce in your cooking year-round that’s completely free of herbicides or pesticides.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    It comes with three basil, three tomato, and three lettuce plant pods, so you can start growing right away. It’s also super easy to use: just insert the pods, plug it in, fill it with water, and 🎶 let it grow, let it grow! 🎶 You can also get different vegetable and plant pods, too.

    "I have one of these and it's super simple to use, even if you don't have a green thumb. It only took a few weeks for my lettuce and basil to be harvestable and now, after a couple months of patience, my tomatoes are starting to bloom. It makes me feel like a successful gardener, my plants won't die if I forget to water them for weeks, and now I have fresh herbs at my disposal at all times." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Click & Grow Garden (#19 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $259.95. Also available in grey and in a smaller size.

    34. A pack of Keurig cleaning pods that'll give your coffee machine the deep clean it probably needs. It'll remove built-up coffee residue, so you get a fresh, clean brew every time.

    Five coffee maker cleaning cups next to the box it comes in
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    "These bring me a weird amount of joy because it basically takes no effort on my part, and I know my coffee maker is clean. Just think about how nasty the inside of a Keurig can get! I genuinely feel better about my coffee after I've used a cleaning pod." —Kayla Suazo

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Keurig K-Cup Machine Cleaning Pods (#24 on the list).

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    35. A Nalgene water bottle that'll make you want to ditch single-use plastic alternatives for good. It's practically indestructible and the narrow mouth makes it easier to drink from, without spilling water on yourself.

    A person smiling and holding a large water bottle
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    Reviewers also swear by the leakproof lid, so it's safe to keep in your bag.

    "Nalgenes are light and so easy to carry around. Whether you're hiking, strolling through town, throwing one in your backpack, or just hanging around the house, they're a joy to bring along. I can admittedly be extremely clumsy and have yet to crack a 'gene. This Nalgene is probably my favorite! It's the narrow-mouth 32-ounce bottle in the color ~Aubergine~." —Rachel Dunkel

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nalgene Water Bottle.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Available in 17 colours.

    36. A tiny robotic vacuum that'll quietly clean your floors so you won't have to. You can use it on carpeted and hardwood floors, and it'll run for up to 100 minutes before it needs to be emptied and recharged.

    A child lying on the floor with a robot vacuum cleaning the rug beside them
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    All you have to do is make sure all your cables are neatly tucked away, so this sleek-looking rugrat doesn't get tangled up.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $279.99+. Available in black and white.

    37. An Oral-B electronic toothbrush with a spinning head that'll do most of the work for you, unlike a manual toothbrush. It has a 30-second timer that'll remind you when to switch to a different area of your mouth.

    An electric toothbrush on a plain background
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.99+. Available in three colours and in packs of two.

    38. A Furbo dog camera that'll let you see and feed your doggo, even when you're not at home. It'll give you a wide-angle view of your space and has two-way audio, so you can hear your pet and respond to them, too.

    A small dog sitting next to a electronic pet camera and feeding device
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    Get it from Amazon Canada $299.

    39. A feather duster that'll help you reach every dust bunny in your house. The duster is made with coated fibers that stick to dust and hold on for dear life.

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    The handle comes with two dusters. You can pick up a box of refills here.

    It's so much easier to get those awkward or hard-to-reach spots like the fan or ceiling, and the fluffy fibres actually trap dust and dirt on contact, so I don't have to worry about it falling on the floor (or in my hair) while I'm cleaning. One duster can clean up multiple rooms in my house and then I just toss it in the trash when I'm done.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.97.

    40. A bestselling KitchenAid stand mixer that'll unleash your inner Martha Stewart. The KitchenAid is the holy grail of cooking appliances and it comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip to do all the heavy lifting.

    A large stand mixer on a counter top with a baked pie next to it
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    I personally own one and I'm constantly looking for ways to use it. My favourite thing about it is the dough hook because it cut my kneading time by more than half and makes baking homemade bread easier than ever. It's a little pricey, but it's absolutely worth it in the long run!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $350+. Available in two colours.

    41. A gel toilet stamp that'll stick to the inside of your toilet and give it a good clean every time you flush. No one likes cleaning the toilet and now you won’t have to do it as often. It’ll last for up to 12 days — and it’s scented, so it’ll keeping your bathroom smelling fresh.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "This baby will save you from getting down on your hands and knees to scrub down your toilet bowl, because it does the work with every flush. It keeps my toilet smelling fresh and saves me from having to scrub away gross build-up on the bowl, meaning I have one less chore to do every week. This is the definition of working smarter, not harder, people!" —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Stamp (#3 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    42. And finally, an HP all-in-one printer that'll help you print, copy, scan and fax documents in minutes. It'll connect to your WiFi, so you can place it anywhere in your home and print straight from your phone or tablet using the HP ePrint app.

    A large desktop printer with a scanner and fax attachment on the top
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    Get it from Amazon Canada $299.99.

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