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    40 Products That’ll Make You Realize Life Could’ve Been Infinitely Easier This Whole Time

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    1. A pack of slow cooker liners that'll save you from having to soak and scrub your entire appliance after you've made a delicious (but messy) meal. You can even use a couple at the same time to cook two things at once. And once you're done, just remove the liner and toss it out.

    A slow cooker pot that's divided in two with thin pot liners
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    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $6.44.

    2. A pair of bag holders that'll displace the weight of your heavy grocery bags, making them easier to carry home. They can each hold up to 100 pounds and they have a soft grip around the handle, so your hands won't get tired or irritated.

    A person holding a thick circular handle in each hand that have multiple grocery bags hanging from them
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $24.99. Available in four colours.

    3. 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.

    "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.

    4. A pair of no-tie shoelaces that'll make putting on your running shoes a quick and easy process. They lock in place with a toggle stopper, so you can decide how loose or tight you want them.

    A person wearing running shoes with shoelaces that have a toggle
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    Reviewers like how durable these laces are and use them on a variety of different shoes.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99. Available in 12 colours.

    5. An itty-bitty faux leather case that's the perfect size for your travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer. It has a key ring to clip onto the side of your bag, so you won't have to rifle through your belongings to get it.

    A small pouch with a hand sanitizer bottle in it
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    Get it from Simons for $15. Available in three colours.

    6. A pair of Vibes ear plugs that'll reduce loud and distracting noises around you, without completely cancelling them out. The plugs are white, but the stems are clear, so they're virtually invisible.

    A person wearing tiny ear plugs in their ears
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    Reviewers love wearing them at concerts and say the music still sounds very clear with them in. Some even use them at work to dull background sounds and help them focus. They're also made of soft and flexible silicone that'll fit themselves to your ears and will still feel comfortable after an extended period of time. The plugs come in three different sizes to ensure the perfect fit.

    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $37.95.

    7. A wooden page holder that'll fit on your finger like a ring. It'll help you hold you book open, because book-induced hand cramps are a thing.

    A person holding a paperback book open with a large wooden diamond-shaped ring on their thumb
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99+. Available in sizes XS—XL.

    8. A pack of GoodHangups magnets that'll hang artwork, pictures, and other wall art, without damaging your walls like a traditional hook. The little stickers will adhere to any surface, so you have the freedom to place your art anywhere in your home.

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    And they're reusable — just peel and place them.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    9. A Flip-It 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
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    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $34.03.

    10. A microwavable ramen cooker that'll make a bowl of tasty noodles in just three minutes. It's perfect for the times you don't have access to a stovetop, and you’ll never have to clean an extra pot, because you can eat straight out of the container.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.39+. Available in two colours.

    11. 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.

    12. 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.

    A pair of running shoes with air purifying bags in them
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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 four from Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    13. A wide roller stamp that'll cover all the private information on your papers and envelopes with a thick, dark ink. Now you can recycle your mail, without worrying about of someone stealing your personal information. No shredder needed!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99+ Available in three colours.

    14. An eyeliner stamp and pen duo that'll help you create the perfect cat eye every time. You can use the wing stamp, and then define and fill in the line with the pointy eyeliner pen.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $33.

    15. A little dip clip, so you can dunk your chicken nuggets in your sweet and sour sauce without making a mess. It has a flexible silicone clip that'll attach to any vent, and grooves along the inner edge that'll fit packets of different shapes and sizes.

    A picture of someone placing a container of BBQ sauce into a small holder attached to an air vent and another picture of someone dipping fries into the sauce
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    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $6.99. Available in three colours.

    16. A pair of food bag holders you'll want around the next time you're meal prepping. The non-slip rubber base keeps the bag secure while the adjustable arms keep the bag open while you fill it. You can also use them to dry your reusable bags after you've cleaned them.

    Three V-shaped plastic bag holder with clips at the tops and a wide base Three plastic bags full of fruits and veggies clipped on each side
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Also available in packs of four.

    17. A hair brush with flexible bristles that'll glide through your tangled tresses, without pulling or breaking them. It's designed to work on wet and dry hair, along with all hair types, extensions, and wigs.

    A person running a brush through their hair
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.50+. Available in three colours.

    18. 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. It’ll last for up to 12 days — and it’s scented, so it’ll keep 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's actually really satisfying to use and I'm happy to report it works, too! 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.

    19. A cut-resistant glove that'll protect your digits while you're slicing and dicing in the kitchen. It has little silicone dots on the palms to give you a better grip, and the fingertips have a thick rubbery coating for extra protection.

    A person wearing a thick glove while cutting a lemon with a large knife
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    Get it from Simons for $15.

    20. A HelloFresh subscription box that'll spice up your menu if your ideas for dinner have gotten a bit stale. There are many recipes to choose from, including vegetarian options, and you'll receive a box of pre-portioned ingredients, so nothing goes to waste. And everything gets delivered right to your front door. Bon appétit!

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

    Get $80 off your HelloFresh order, including free shipping with the code BUZZFEED80. Subscribe to the pronto plan, family plan, or veggie plan, starting at $9.69/meal.

    21. A pack of ring size adjusters that'll temporarily resize your loose jewelry. The flexible cord is completely transparent and comes in four sizes to ensure a perfect fit. It cost less than seven dollars, and it'll keep you from losing some of your most valuable belongings.

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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $6.94.

    22. A pair of tiny beauty spatulas that'll help you get every last drop of your beauty products out of your bottles, so you won't have to replace them right away. And when the containers are cleaned out, they'll be in the perfect condition to be recycled.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    The regular spatula is great for medium to large sized bottles like lotion, shampoo, or conditioner, and 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.

    23. A shower cap that'll protect your hair from water and humidity and make your hairstyle last longer. The nylon material has a little stretch to it, so it's a great option for anyone with thick or long hair. You can even use it when you apply a hair mask to maximize the results of your deep conditioning treatment.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.72+. Also available in a striped print.

    24. 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 $4.97 (as an add-on item).

    25. A pack of colourful key covers that'll save you time trying to figure out which one is which. They're made with a flexible rubber material that'll stretch to fit most key shapes and they have little tabs at the bottom, so you can label each one.

    Four keys with plastic covers in different colours
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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $5.19 (as an add-on item).

    26. An egg cooker that'll prepare hard-boiled, poached, or 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 $36.14+. Available in four colours.

    27. A pack of rubber grips, so you can open any stubborn jar with a twist of the wrist. They come in three different shapes and sizes that'll fit any jar or bottle you want to open. Reviewers who suffer from joint pain and arthritis say they're great for people with mobility issues, too.

    A person using a small rubber coaster to open a jar of jam
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    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    28. A 2-in-1 hair dryer and volumizer that'll help them achieve that effortless, bouncy blowout that Cindy Crawford and Cher Horowitz perfected in the '90s. They can easily streamline their hairstyling process with this powerful, one-step hair tool.

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    It has three heat and speed options, a ceramic coating, and tiny airflow vents to dry and style hair quickly without damaging or over-styling it. The oval shape of the brush and the nylon pin bristles detangle hair and let them get right down to the root to add extra lift.

    "If you're like me, you probably hate how long it takes to do your hair in the morning. Since buying the Revlon one-step hair dryer, I've cut my getting-ready time in half and said goodbye to my blowdryer and my straightener. If you hold it near your roots, you'll get more volume. If you pull it all the way through, you'll get a nice straightening effect. I personally like to roll it inwards for that tapered look." —May Ning

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Revlon One-Step hair dryer.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $54.10+. Available in five colours.

    29. 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 small bottle of laundry detergent with a few sliced figs and flowers artfully placed around 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.

    30. A hair-removing glove that'll remove all the dirt and stray hairs from your pet's coat and give them a relaxing massage, too. The little bristles will catch loose hairs before they end up on your carpet, furniture, or clothes.

    The grooming glove with silicone nodules, full of hair held in front of a French bulldog
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    "The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Pet Grooming Glove (#19 on the list).

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

    31. 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 from Amazon Canada for $18.49.

    32. A pair of silicone fask mask applicators, so you can apply your face masks and moisturizer with ease. It'll prevent you from transferring any oil or bacteria from your fingers to your skin and keep your hands from getting messy.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    I love face masks, but applying them with my fingers can get a little messy. These applicators have made it dramatically easier and faster to shellac my face with my favourite clay mask, so I can actually sit back and relax instead of cleaning up my hands. The silicone tip also makes it easy to spread my masks on my face, so I'm not using as much product. It's basically a spatula for your face. They're great for my gel face masks, which tend to be a little more liquid and harder to apply. I also like using them when I'm using multiple masks. I have more control over where the product goes and they're super easy to clean afterward.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $4.61.

    33. A pack of braided lightning cords that can actually go the distance. They range from three to ten feet long and are made of extra-durable nylon fibre, so they won't bend and shred like other phone cables.

    A charging cord plugged into a phone and into a laptop
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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 one here.

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

    34. A silicone pet-feeding mat that'll distract your doggo and make it a lot easier to bathe and groom them. It has a bumpy texture, so it'll take your fur baby longer to finish their snack.

    A dog licking peanut butter off a small silicone mat that stuck to a bathroom wall
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    And you can stick it to any smooth surface thanks to the strong suction cups on the back.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99+. Also available in packs in two.

    35. A silicone strainer that'll attach right to your pots, pans, or bowls, making it easier and safer to drain hot water. It can withstand temperatures of 450°F, so it won’t melt or warp.

    A silicone pot drainer attached over a pot of pasta
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    36. A genius Tile Mate that uses Bluetooth technology to keep tabs on your devices. You can attach one to your wallet, camera, keys — really, anything you don’t want to lose — and use the free Tile phone app to track them.

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    And if you lose your phone, just double-click on the Tile Mate to make it ring, even if it's on silent. They're also available as stickers, or in a credit card shape.

    "I am a forgetful person who loses all of my stuff all the freaking time, especially my wallet. That's where this little device comes in handy. I just slide the Tile Slim into one of the credit card slots in my wallet and can now track where it is with the help of the free Tile app. If I can see that it's in my home on the map, but can't find it, I just ring the device and it sets off a symphony of noises that help me hunt it down." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Tile Mate (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Also available in packs of two and four.

    37. A pack of nail clips that'll help you remove your gel mani safely. Instead of struggling to wrap and unwrap aluminum foil around your nails, these plastic clips clamp onto your nails and won't fall off if you move your hands.

    A person wearing plastic nail clips over their finger nails
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    If you've ever tried to remove a gel manicure at home with aluminum foil, you can imagine how useful this set of nail clips will be in your life. Just place your acetone-drenched nail remover pad over your nail and then clamp the nail clip over to create a perfect seal. The set includes ten fingernail clips, ten toenail clips, and a nail polish-removing tool.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    38. 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 $4.98 (as an add-on item).

    39. 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.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    The installation process took a bit longer than I thought it would. The screen protectors came with an alcohol wipe to clean and disinfect my phone, a cloth to dry it, a sticker to catch dust, and a guiding edge to help me line up the screen protector with my phone. AND it comes with a link to an entire video that guided me through the process. 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 $15.99.

    40. And finally, a password journal that'll keep all your login information in one place, so you don't have to spend ten minutes trying to guess what it is. It has 120 pages and is alphabetized by website name, making it easier to find what you need.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99+. Available in three sizes.

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