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    Updated on Jun. 20, 2020. Posted on Jun. 18, 2020

    41 Problem-Solving Products That Your House Is Probably Missing

    99 problems? Yeah, they're solved.

    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. An electric lint remover that'll gently remove stray fibres from your clothes and furniture, so they look as good as new. It comes with a long USB cord to plug into your laptop or power bank charger, making it a great travel-friendly tool.

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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.

    2. A game-changing lid organizer that'll turn your chaotic cupboard full of resusable containers into an orderly oasis. It's made of extra-durable plastic and is divided into three compartments to hold small, medium, and large lids!

    A bin with grooves at the bottom There are stacks of different sized lids stacked neatly beside each other
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.88.

    3. A pack of cable protectors that wind around the common stress points on your phone and laptop cords. These flexible silicone tubes are a small investment that can repair and extend the life of all your charging cables.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $7.99+. Also available in packs of ten.

    4. A handy patch and primer that'll help fill and sand the holes in your wall, so it looks as good as new. The top of the tube is a putty knife and there's a sanding pad on the cap that'll help patch and smooth the spackle. All you'll need is a bit of paint to finish the job.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.67.

    5. A pot and pan organizer that you can place either vertically or horizontally in your kitchen cupboard. It's made of sturdy metal wire and accommodates a range of frying pans, lids, and cooking pots.

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    The organizer holds five pans and/or pots.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    6. A laundry basket that'll fold flat when you're not using it. It has two sturdy handles and can hold up to two full loads of laundry, making it the perfect basket for anyone who doesn't have an ensuite washer and has to go to a laundromat.

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    I have one and it's an absolute lifesaver. It's so much easier to get up and down the stairs with this laundry basket, and it's super deep, so I can fit multiple loads of laundry inside.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.08.

    7. An electric power scrubber that has an extendable arm, so you don't have to bend over to clean your tub or to get to those hard-to-reach places. It's also a great cleaning tool for anyone who has mobility issues or back pain.

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    The scrubber is cordless, making it easy to carry, and comes with three brush heads sizes to clean different surfaces. It has a rechargeable battery and comes with a charging cord.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $84.99.

    8. 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 don't have to worry about where to store your coats and blankets during the warmer months.

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    "I chose the large size (as opposed to the biggest size, called 'jumbo') because it seemed easier to move and store — jumbo is probably perfect for bedding, duvets, etc! And just 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! And no danger of re-inflation. I am literally going to order another pack of five today — my closet game is forever changed!!! All I can say is thank you Maitland, for actually taking your own advice for once." —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 $29.74+. Available in eight sizes/sets.

    9. A pack of Affresh cleaning tablets, because dishwashers need a bath every now and then, too. It's a slow-dissolve, foaming tablet that'll remove any residue that's built up and turn your washer back into a mean, clean dishwashing machine!

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $34.80.

    10. 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 on Amazon Canada for $119.99. Available in black and white.

    11. A handy label maker that'll fit into the palm of your hand and help you organize all the jars and boxes in your home or office. It'll only take a few minutes to create a label and it prints any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

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    "There is nothing that satisfies me more than an organized home, and this Dymo Label maker has helped me achieve that. It prints out aesthetically pleasing little labels that you can use on storage boxes, meal prep containers, and everything in between. I especially like using it for my spice containers, pantry jars, makeup storage, and plant pots (so I know exactly what's growing where)." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the DYMO Hand-Held Label Maker (#9 on the list).

    Get it fromAmazon Canada for $15.

    12. A cable management box that'll turn your desk into a tidy, stress-free zone. It can accommodate power strips up to 12 inches and will keep cords out of sight, which is especially important if you have kids and pets.

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    It has openings on all sides to accommodate cords from any angle and comes with a lid, so you can place a phone or tablet on top. Need a power strip? Add a four-outlet one to your cart to complete the package.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    13. A multifunctional utility rack that'll hold your broom, mop, and other cleaning equipment. Each slot can hold seven pounds and is lined with rubber to prevent items from slipping. Plus, the rack has a set of hooks to hang smaller cleaning tools.

    A rectangular rack with five slots holding cleaning supplies like brooms and mops There are small hooks holding a brush, sponge, and umbrella
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    The utility rack has five slots and six hooks.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    14. 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.

    A set of three clips with straps attached to the corners and sides of a fitted sheet
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    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $19.54.

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

    A bottle of lemon-scented toilet spray placed artfully on soil with lemons and leaves around it
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.95+. Available in three scents

    16. An Instant Pot that combines six different kitchen appliances into one and saves space while doing it! 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.

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    It also has an automatic feature that'll keep food warm for up to ten hours.

    "I'd always associated pressure cooking with cooking meat, since some cuts can take hours and hours in the oven but a quarter of that time (if not less!) in the pressure cooker. But the thing is...I don't eat meat. Still, both regular people on Pinterest and some of my favorite snooty cooking blogs have always had pretty amazing things to say about pressure cookers in general. So after months of kind of casually researching the thing, I gave in.

    In the three weeks since then, I've admittedly...become hooked, TBH. I can cook some of my go-to meals in less than half the time that it used to take. Meal-prepping the night before makes getting a killer dinner on the table much faster. (And you don’t even have to do it if you don’t want to.)" —Rachel Christensen

    Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Instant Pot.

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

    17. A sock organizer that you can throw in the washer and dryer, so you never lose another sock again. Just attach your socks in pairs and use the adjustable slider to secure them. It'll hold both adult and kid socks, and it comes with a hook so you can hang it up in your closet for storage.

    A person holding a long rope in front of a dryer The rope has multiple sets of socks attached to it
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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A bottle of plant-based laundry soap, if you just want to wash a couple of things and don't have enough clothing to do a full load. It's perfect for the clothes you don't want to put in the washing machine for fear of shrinking or getting damaged like sweaters and lingerie.

    A bottle a laundry soap with flowers and sliced figs beside it
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    Just add a capful of soap to a basin of water and let the garments soak for 15 minutes. I use this all the time to wash my favourite sweaters or quickly clean a bra or pair of underwear. I love how light the scent is and that I'm using less water, too.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20. Available in six scents.

    19. A pack of reusable food wraps that'll replace single-use plastic wrap or aluminum foil. They're perfect for small food items like cheese, fruit, and sandwiches, and they respond to the warmth and pressure of your hand to shape and seal them.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    The food wraps are made with natural materials like cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil, which allow your food to breathe and last longer. Use cold water to wash them and leave them to air dry like a dish. You can use them as many times as you like for up to a year.

    "If you're looking for ways to be more eco-friendly with food storage, I gotchu: Bees Wrap is made of organic cotton treated with jojoba oil and tree resin. It works just like the alternative but is washable, reusable, and compostable. It's also a lot thicker, so it can hold more watery foods, like tofu, without any leakage." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Beeswrap food wraps (#11 on the list).

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $18.

    20. An Anker wireless charger that's a faster and more efficient way to charge your phone than plugging it in. It's compatible with most smartphones and will charge them even if the case is on. There's also a special coating on the surface to keep your device from slipping off while it's charging.

    A person placing their cellphone on a small circular charging base
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

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

    21. 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 $11.99. Available in two colours.

    22. A shower caddy that's made of rust-proof silicone, so the shelves will stretch to fit all your bathroom products. It has two sturdy mounting hooks that can hang on your shower head or curtain rod, and it has four small hooks on the sides to hang small items like a bath sponge.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.69+. Available in three colours.

    23. 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 $9.99.

    24. A nifty clothes folder that'll turn you into an expert laundry folder. It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters, and will help you fold perfectly neat stacks that'll keep your closets and drawers looking super orderly.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    25. A transparent shower curtain with nine mesh pockets for all your small bathroom items like soap bars, loofas, and razors. It's a great way to free up space on your shower caddy or bathroom counter!

    A plastic shower curtain that has eight large pockets on it The pockets are filled with various bathroom items like sponges, brushes, and towels
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    26. A small drainer 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.

    "I can't think of a more disgusting, stomach-turning chore than cleaning out a clogged drain. So when I spotted the TubShroom during some late-night perusing on Amazon, I ordered it. 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. LATER, GROSS HAIR CLUMP! LOSE MY NUMBER!" —Sarah Aspler

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom.

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

    27. A tube roller for your toothpaste that'll make it easier to squeeze the product out. It'll hold the tube upright, making it easier to organize your bathroom counter.

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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    28. A minimalist silverware organizer that won't take up an entire drawer. Each section stacks perfectly on top of the other, creating more space for the rest of your kitchen tools!

    A person putting a fork into a multi-tiered utensil organizer There are four slots
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99+. Also available for knives.

    29. An electronic brush cleaner that'll motivate you to wash your makeup brushes before you put them away. The spinning wand will clean AND dry your brushes, and it comes with eight attachments that'll fit a variety of different makeup brushes.

    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    You'll need four AAA batteries that you can get here.

    "I know I'm not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. It takes forever, and even once I'm done cleaning them, I still have to let them dry overnight. But this spinning makeup brush cleaner has totally changed the game. I cleaned and dried all of my makeup brushes in under ten minutes. Now I'll actually clean them on the regular." ⁠—Kat Angus

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Makeup Brush Cleaner (it's #1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.98.

    30. A minimalist wall shelf that will transform your front entryway. It has a rack for your keys, two cubbies for mail, and a shelf to display or store small items. The shelf has metal brackets on the back for easy installation and can hold up to 15 pounds.

    A shelf is mounted to a wall It has a small shelf, three hooks, and a letter slot
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $47.95.

    31. 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.

    32. An eco-friendly wine remover spray, if you're drinking a glass of red, red wine. It's made with a citrusy blend of fruit and vegetable extracts, making it bleach-free, biodegradable, and safe to use around children and pets.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca, Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    "My first experiment involved a fresh red wine spill on a bright white shirt. I really did a number on this shirt so I drenched it in WineAway. The wine didn't disappear in the allotted one to five minutes, but after letting it dry overnight, the stain was almost completely gone.

    Afterward, there was still a faint outline of a stain on the shirt, so a few more applications might be necessary, but I definitely preferred this to any heavy-duty scrubbing that I would have otherwise had to do." —Emily Shwake

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Wine Away Red wine stain remover.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.77.

    33. A small-but-mighty vacuum cleaner that barely weighs three pounds, so you can carry it up and down the stairs without throwing out your back. It can also detach from the stick to become handheld, making it much easier to vacuum every inch of your house.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed, Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    "I bought this stick vacuum because there are only a couple places in my house that have carpet and one of them is the stairs. The big vacuum I previously used was so heavy and cumbersome that I usually just swept the stairs with a broom. This vacuum, by comparison, is so lightweight and fits perfectly on each step. Plus, I can convert it into a handheld vacuum in seconds to get to those hard to reach spots! " —Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Bissell Featherweight Stick Vacuum (#13 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $41.87.

    34. A pack of eco-friendly air purifying bags that'll 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

    35. A pair of microfibre slippers that'll make cleaning your floors easier and WAY more entertaining. They're soft enough that you can use them on any floor, and they're reusable, so once you're done cleaning, you can throw them in the wash.

    A person wear soft slippers There are short pieces of chenille yarn attached to the bottom
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.43. Available in two colours and two sizes.

    36. A set of adorable owl pan scrapers that'll remove hardened food from your pots and pans, so you don't have to use your nails, steel wool, or a knife to do it. They're made of nylon, so they won't scratch or damage your cookware.

    A set of three flat square plastic pieces sitting on the counter The edges are slight rounded
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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $7.67.

    37. 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 the toilet with their feet on a small stool
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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.

    38. A long and flexible drain snake that has over 4,000 tiny hooks to pick up all the gunk and debris hiding in your kitchen and bathroom pipes. It’ll save you time and money in the long run, because you won’t have to hire a plumber or buy chemical drain cleaners. It’s absolutely disgusting, but incredibly satisfying to use.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.95. Also available with rotating handle.

    39. A pair of Tile Mates that use Bluetooth technology to keep tabs on your devices. You can attach them to your wallet, camera, keys — really, anything you don’t want to lose — and use the phone app to track them.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    And if you lose your phone, just double-click on the Tile Mate to make it ring, even if it's on silent.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $48.99+. Also available pack of four.

    40. A battery organizer that'll help them keep track of all the loose batteries in their house. It can hold up to 93 batteries of different sizes, and it comes with a battery tester, so they'll know when they're truly dead.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    They can stash it in the drawer or mount it on the wall.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.56.

    41. And finally, a ball of slime that'll remove dust from your keyboard and other electronic devices. The cleaning putty is an eco-friendly alternative to dust wipes because it's reusable and biodegradable!

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

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