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    29 Things Under $50 That You’ll Basically Never Stop Using

    So handy and so affordable.

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    1. An animal-shaped cable protector that'll keep your charging cord from bending or fraying. They're super easy to attach and are compatible with most phone chargers.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $8 (available in eight styles).

    2. A fancy bamboo cutting board with grooves and a rounded cutout in the middle that’ll stop your fruits and veggies from rolling away while you’re trying to slice them. Plus, the other side is flat, so you can still use it as a traditional cutting board.

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    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18.30.

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

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    And if you lost 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 Tile for $39.99+ (also available pack of four).

    4. A small album that'll hold all your instant photos. One page holds up to four pictures on each side, and it's designed like a binder with metal rings that you can easily snap open and closed.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    5. A sleek glass water bottle that has such a beautiful design, you'll want to take it with you everywhere. It's slim enough to fit in your bag or backpack, and it has a strap on the lid, making it easier to carry.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $14.

    6. A mini waffle maker, because there's nothing better than having a stack of perfectly golden waffles for breakfast. The compact size makes it super easy to store, especially if you live in a small space.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $22 (available in four colours/prints).

    7. A large woven basket that'll store and organize extra items in your living room when you're not using them. It's super cute and incredibly portable, so you can use it to carry bulky or multiple items to other rooms in your house.

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    Get it from Simons for $34.95.

    8. A pair of snack bags that'll be eco-friendly replacements for the plastic bags or aluminum foil you’d normally use. You can wrap small food items like cheese, fruit, and sandwiches, and use the warmth and pressure of your hand to shape and seal them.

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    Get a set of two from Simons for $17.

    9. Or a silicone food storage bag that you'll be able to use over and over again. They're a great way to store your favourite munchies or leftovers, and they have an airtight seal, so they won't leak.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $12 (also available in medium).

    10. A pretty, glazed bowl that'll become your favourite dish in the kitchen if you love eating ramen. It's pretty deep, so it'll hold a large serving of noodles, and it has a hole and groove on either side to fit a pair of chopsticks, too.

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    It's made of ceramic and is safe to put in the dishwasher and microwave. It also comes with a pair of bamboo chopsticks.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $16 (available in four colours).

    11. 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.

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    Get a set of two from Wayfair for $31.99 (available in four colours).

    12. An ultra-soft facecloth that’ll remove all their makeup with water — just water! It works gently to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from their face, and can be washed easily by hand or in the washing machine when it gets dirty.

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    I love using this on the days when I'm feeling really lazy. Instead of using my usual cleansing oil or micellar water, I can wipe away my makeup with this cloth in a couple of minutes. I also love using it when I do a clay mask. It’s so much easier to get the residual product off my face!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $26.

    13. A pack of invisible hair ties that you can actually count on. The corded telephone design will keep your hair from being snagged or being tied too tightly, and they won’t snap while you try to tie your hair up like regular hair ties do.

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    Plus, they're suited for all hair types and are waterproof, sweat proof, and headache proof! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Invisibobble hair ring.

    Get a pack of three from Shoppers Drug Mart for $10 (available in three colours).

    14. A stylish bamboo pinch bowl that'll come in handy when you're preparing all your ingredients for cooking. It's deep enough to hold liquids, and it can also double as small serving bowls for dips or toppings.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $18.

    15. A pair of wool dryer balls that are an eco-friendly alternative to fabric softener. They'll also help your clothes dry faster and reduce wrinkles and static. The bigger your load, the more balls you should put in your dryer.

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    Get a set of two on Simons for $9.50.

    16. A pack of reusable cotton rounds that won't fall apart while you're using them. They're super absorbent, so they're great for removing makeup or applying toner, and they're also machine washable.

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    Get a pack of 16 from Simons for $17.

    17. A watering can that's a more stylish version of the one you already have. The shape and design are so cool, it'll look like a piece of art in your home. Plus, it has a long spout, so you can get right to the center of the plant without disturbing it.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $34 (available in brown and grey).

    18. A shower caddy with stretchy baskets that'll fit all your bathroom essentials. It's made of rust-proof silicone and has two rubber hooks to hang it on your shower head or curtain rod.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $29 (available in blue and white).

    19. A little brown bear that'll keep your brown sugar soft and moist for up to six months. Just soak it in water for 20 minutes and place it in the jar!

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    Get it from Bed Bath and Beyond for $6.19.

    20. A 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll help you split, pit, and slice like a total pro. If you enjoy having avo toast in the morning, it'll be the most useful gadget in your kitchen.

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    Reviewers say it's easier and safer to use this tool compared to a knife and it's small enough to put in their bag if they're having avocados for lunch. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer.

    Get it from OXO for $9.99 USD.

    21. A sturdy toothbrush holder that can fit both manual and electric toothbrushes and all your small bathroom accessories without tipping over. Its minimalist design and compact shape will complement the rest of your bathroom decor and save space, too.

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    Get it from Simons for $15.

    22. A bamboo bath mat that'll make your bathroom look more like a spa. It has rubber feet on the bottom to keep it from sliding on the floor and the slatted design allows water to fall through, so it dries faster.

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    Get it from Simons for $25.

    23. A pack of reusable shopping bags that'll help you cut down on how many plastic bags you use. Each one can hold up to 30 pounds and folds into a tiny square, so you can easily store them in your purse or backpack.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for 12+ (available in four colours/prints).

    24. A drawer organizer that'll transform your junk drawer into an orderly oasis for all your household knickknacks. It has three large compartments to organize your things and a tiny tray that sits on top.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $34.

    25. A set of glass straws that'll replace all the single-use plastic straws you'd normally use. They're a great alternative to metal straws, which can be hard on teeth, and they come with a carrying pouch and cleaning brush, making them travel friendly.

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    Get a set of four from Urban Outfitters Canada for $16.

    26. A small candle that'll help you relax by filling your space with a floral blend of rose, balsam, and moss. It'll burn for up to 35 hours, and it comes in a beautiful glass jar that you can reuse once you've finished burning it.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $22 (available in four scents).

    27. A pair of silicone cleaning swabs that you'll never have to throw away. You can use them to clean your ears or apply and remove makeup, and when you're finished, just use soap and water to clean them. They also come with a small storage box, so you can take them with you anywhere.

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    Get a set of two from Simons for $6.

    28. A cool hammock shelf that is so versatile, you can use it pretty much anywhere in your bedroom to keep all your small items organized. You can use it on your nightstand for your phone and glasses, or leave it on your desk or dresser to stash your accessories and mail.

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    Get it from Simons for $20.

    29. And finally, a label maker that'll fit into the palm of your hand and help you organize all the jars and containers in your kitchen and pantry. 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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    Get it from for $18.99.

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