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    21 Clever Products I Tried, Loved, And Will Never Stop Talking About

    These are a few of my favourite things.

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    1. A super-cute lady bug vaccum cleaner that'll suck up small crumbs and dirt on your table, desk, or counter. It only works on dry particles, but it's a great device to have in your office if you eat lunch at your desk.

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    It's a lot more powerful than I thought it would be. I recently knocked over a plant and it picked up every last speck of dirt on my table and floor. It even has a brush on the bottom that'll pick up loose hair, too. I usually keep it on my desk because it looks super cute there and it helps me clean up small messes, as soon as they happen.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.98. Available in two colours.

    2. A set of chic wired headbands that'll give your hairdo a little extra something. They're more flexible than a traditional headband, so you won't have to worry about getting a headache after wearing them. Plus, the lovely prints and silky scarf-like quality make them look more expensive than they actually are.

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    The wire inside each one gives them a bit of structure, and I can twist the ends around each other so they won't unravel. They're so versatile! I can wear them around my head or wrap them around my ponytail to create a little bow. I love wearing them on the days when a simple ponytail or bun just won't do.

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in four colour sets.

    3. 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.

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    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 $4.77 (as an add-on item).

    4. A hand mask that'll return some much-needed moisture to your dry skin. The gloves are lined with a coconut-infused serum that'll soften and hydrate your skin, and they use your natural body heat to create warmth, so the oils penetrate deep into your dermis.

    A person wearing a large glove on their hand
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    My hands have been really dry lately, so I decided to treat myself to a hand mask. The gloves feel a little cold at first, but the sticker tabs at the wrists help seal the ends. And once they’re sealed, the heat from your hands make the mask super warm and help the serum sink deeper into your skin. I left them on for about 15 minutes and my hands were so soft afterward.

    Get it from SkinStore for $14.30.

    5. A dishwasher magnet that'll let 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.

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    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.

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

    6. 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.

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    These were a lifesaver for my mom. She has a very thick mattress AND a mattress topper on her bed. The stretchy elastic straps are adjustable, so you can create the perfect amount of tension. And when it's time to wash your sheets, you can just unclip them. My mom hasn't had to adjust the sheets since, so I'm calling it a win.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $18.99+. Available in two colours.

    7. A set of flexible silicone ice cube trays that won't break when you try to pop the ice out. And they'll make tiny sticks of ice that actually fit in your water bottle, especially the ones with narrow mouths.

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    I love my bkr water bottle, but the mouth was so narrow I couldn't put ice in it. I bought the trays hoping the ice cubes would be thin enough to fit into the bottle. They did! The moulds are tiny, so they don't take a long time to freeze, and the silicone material makes them so easy to pop out.

    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $15.64.

    8. 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.

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    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!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.95.

    9. 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.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    10. A little slicer that'll help you quickly and safely cut through tape, paper, or plastic packaging. It has a small ceramic blade that'll never get dull or rust, and is almost impossible to cut your fingers on.

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    I keep one on my keychain, so I always have it near me. I love using it when I’m unpacking groceries and need to cut through the thick plastic packaging. It’s also easier and much more satisfying to open boxes that are covered in packing tape. The ceramic blade is smooth, making it impossible to cut yourself with it, but it can easily cut through paper, plastic, and cardboard. I feel much more comfortable carrying it around than a pair of scissors, and it's only a third of the size.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99 (as an add-on item).

    11. A pair of microfibre gloves that'll make cleaning all those hard-to-reach spots a lot easier. They'll give you more control than a brush and they're soft enough that you can use them on any surface. They're reusable, so once you're done cleaning, you can throw them in the wash.

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    These gloves are honestly so much fun to use. Sometimes I go looking for things to dust. I can quickly wipe down large surfaces like counters, cupboards or tables or use them on smaller or more fragile items like the picture frames or perfume bottles, without worrying about breaking them. I love that I can just toss them in the wash when they start to look a little grungy.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99. Available in two sizes.

    12. A pack of screen protectors that'll save your phone screen from cracking if you drop it. They're made of tempered glass, making them extra durable. They're also super thin, so they won't interfere with the sensitivity of your touchscreen.

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    The screen protector took all the blows and when I couldn't stand looking at the cracks on it, I just peeled it off and replaced it with a new one. My actual phone screen is still in mint condition, and I'm free to be a messy, phone-dropping klutz, without dealing with the consequences.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    13. 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.

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    Buying these light-dimming stickers was the best money I've spent in a while. I just popped them onto my devices and the lights were instantly duller. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for each device. I can still see that the lights are on, but they're not nearly as annoying.

    Get a pack of 100 stickers from Amazon Canada for $7.89.

    14. A set of reusable silicone straws that'll replace all the single-use plastic straws you'd normally use. They're super flexible, easy to clean, and a great alternative to metal straws, which can be hard on teeth and change temperature depending on whether you’re drinking a hot or cold beverage.

    A set of silicone straws in different colours
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    I love the variety of colours in this set, and they're a bit longer and wider than the metal ones I have, so I can use them in any cup or bottle to drink water, juice, smoothies—literally anything. I also love that they're soft and flexible. I can bend them into a smaller size if I'm using a smaller bag, without worrying about them warping or losing their shape.

    Get a set of ten from Amazon Canada for $9.34.

    15. A pair of tiny beauty spatulas that'll help you get every last drop of your beauty products out of their bottles, so you won't have to replace them right away. The flexible silicone head and long, narrow handle can fit into your favourite makeup and skincare bottles. And when the containers are cleaned out, they're in the perfect condition to be recycled.

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    The regular spatula is great for medium to large sized bottles like lotion, shampoo, or conditioner. The mini spatula is perfect for makeup bottles. I figure after using these spatulas for a few months, I've probably saved more than a few loonies and toonies on makeup and skincare. Plus, it's super satisfying to see how much product comes out. I knew there was more in there!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $9.28+. Available in three colours and packs of four.

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

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    Some of my cooking pans are a little old and the non-stick coating is long gone. These scrapers make it infinitely easier to get food off, so I don't have to soak them in soapy water after every meal. I've used them on my dishes and clay baking pans, too, and they've never left a scratch.

    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    17. A silicone ring for the person who always loses, scratches, or tarnishes their jewelry. It's very durable and makes a great alternative to your wedding ring or other everyday jewelry. It’s also super cute, colourful, and you can wear it while you’re doing just about just about anything (like working out, gardening, or swimming).

    A person wearing two small silicone rings on their ring finger
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    The flexible silicone makes them super comfortable to wear, and they're completely waterproof. I don't have to worry about taking them off when I wash my hands or getting those annoying green stain on my fingers like I do when I wear costume jewelry. They also come in a variety of different colours, textures, finishes, and sizes, so I can create a customized look every time.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.39+. Available in 14 colours and ring sizes 3-12.

    18. A flexible phone mount that'll clip to your bed, desk, or breakfast tray, so you don't have to hold up your phone while you watch TV or video chat.

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    The mount is wide enough to clip onto my headboard, and I can use it on different pieces of furniture in my house, like my desk or shelf. Plus, the holder stretches open really wide, so it'll fit any phone. I can rotate the holder from a vertical to a horizontal position and the flexible neck makes it easy to change the position of my phone to any angle.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    19. A Fujifilm Instax Mini that's both a camera and a printer. It has the basic features of a digital camera (like built-in storage, cool filters, and fun, animated frames), but will also allow you to print pictures from your phone.

    A small camera with two instant photographs beside it
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    Now you can print all the photos off your Instagram, and print multiple copies of the same photo to share with friends and family. You'll need to download the Mini Liplay app on your phone to print pictures and grab a pack of film to print your photos.

    Using the printer feature is super easy. I love that I can print multiple copies of the same photo for friends and family, so everyone has the same quality photo. It's also more compact than my other camera, so when I have to choose which camera to bring, I go for this one.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $199.99. Available in three colours.

    20. An exfoliating face peel that'll gently remove dead skin cells from your face, without irritating it. Reviewers like using this as an alternative to physical exfoliants, which can be a little rougher on skin.

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    I try to exfoliate my skin a couple times a week and this peel is the easiest and gentlest way to do it. I just rub it onto my skin in circular motions and watch as it lifts all the dead skin from my face. It takes less than a minute to work and my skin feels so smooth afterwards. It’s kind of gross and also really satisfying to watch.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.

    21. And finally, a set of tiny sponges that'll make washing your water bottle a piece of cake. They're filled with little ceramic beads to clean those hard-to-reach spots. Just fill the bottle with soap and water, and then shake.

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    The spongey exterior is very soft and light, but it's the weighted bead inside the sponge that does all the hard work. All I have to do is fill my bottles with a mixture of water and soap, pop the sponges in, and shake it like a Polaroid picture. I liked that the sponges were small enough to fit inside all my water bottles, even the ones with very narrow mouths, like my BuzzFeed one.

    Get a set of four from Simons for $7.50.

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