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    24 Actually Useful Products That'll Earn A Spot In Your Junk Drawer

    A drawer full of small and handy items? What a concept.

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    1. 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.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.48 (as an add-on item).

    2. A screen cleaning kit that'll keep your phone looking as good as new. The spray will disinfect your devices and the microfibre cloth will remove any dust particles, fingerprints, and other smudges from your screens.

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    The kit includes two bottles of cleaning solution and a microfibre cloth. It's small enough that you can keep it in your bag, so you can clean your phone even when you're on the go.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    3. A pack of storage cases that'll help you keep track of all the loose batteries in your house. They can hold both AA and AAA batteries, and they're small enough that you can stick them in your bag, if you need to carry a few extras with you.

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    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    4. A pack of Sharpie gel pens that you can actually count on. They write like an absolute dream, and the ink dries down quickly, so it won’t bleed through your paper or smudge if you write with your left hand.

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    "I saw someone on TikTok rave about these, and I was like, 'How good can they really be?' Y'all, they're THAT good. I'm an office supply junkie, and I love a smooth pen, and these pens are silky, silky smooth. (Please forgive my terrible handwriting in the GIF above.) I'm so glad I bought a whole box of them, because these are the only pens I'm using from now on." —Kat Angus

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Sharpie S Gel Pens (#1 on the list).

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    5. A pack of magnetic clips that you can use to mount pictures, receipts, and other documents to your fridge. And they can double as bag clips, so your favourite snacks stay fresh as heck.

    A bunch of magnetic clips stuck to a fridge door
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    Get a pack of seven from Amazon Canada for $7.99 (as an add-on item).

    6. 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 it's 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).

    7. 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.

    8. A 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 $34.50+. Also available in a set of 24.

    9. A super-cute lady bug vaccum cleaner that'll suck up small crumbs and dirt on your table, desk, or counter. It'll be way easier and faster to whip this lil' gadget out than to drag out its full-sized counterpart.

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    It's a lot more powerful than I thought it would be. When I knocked over a plant, 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.

    10. A sewing kit that you'll want around during your next fashion emergency. It's fully equipped with everything you'll need to mend small tears in your clothes or sew a buttons back on your shirts.

    A small fabric case filled with sewing equipment like thread, scissors, needles, and a stitch ripper
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    The full set includes needles, thread, a pair of scissors, buttons, a thimble, threader tools, a seam ripper and a fabric case.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.44.

    11. A cleaning pen that'll make all your jewelry shimmer and shine like it used to. The brush has soft, long bristles that can clean every inch of your jewelry without scratching it, and the cleanser is safe to use on diamonds, precious gemstones, gold, and platinum jewelry.

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    "It keeps my engagement ring and wedding band (in addition to all my other pieces of jewelry) sparkling like the day I got them. I've even used it on cubic zirconia studs to spiff 'em up a little. All you have to do is wet the tip, twist the back of the pen, scrub your gem, and rinse 'em all off." —Heather Braga

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik (#2 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.84.

    12. A set of pan scrapers that'll remove hardened food from your baking pans, so you won'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.

    13. 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.

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    All you'll need is a bit of paint to finish the job.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    14. 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.

    A person using a small rubber coaster to open a jar of jam
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    Reviewers who suffer from joint pain and arthritis say they're great for people with mobility issues, too.

    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    15. A grout pen that'll give your bathroom and kitchen tiles a fresh new look. It'll keep mould from building up on your tiles in the future, and reviewers say it's a quick and easy way to brighten up their space.

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    "My flat's grouting has gotten fairly grubby over time, and scrubbing in between the tiles doesn't always solve the problem. This grouting pen is a low-effort solution – I liked how smoothly the product went onto my walls! Run its nib along any discoloured grouting for an instant colour refresh! The formula is antifungal, helping to prevent the new coating from getting covered in mould." —Amy Glover

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

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Also available in a larger size.

    16. A pack of durable rubber twist ties that'll keep all the cords near your desk or TV neat and tidy. They come in a variety of colours and lengths to fit anything from headphones to extension cords.

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    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon Canada for $16.50+. Also available in packs of 30.

    17. A snowflake-shaped multipurpose gadget that you can reach for instead of lugging your toolbox around the house. You can use it to open boxes, tighten screws, open bottles — just to name a few. Plus, it’s so small that it’ll only take up a couple inches of real estate in your drawer.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99+. Also available as a 18-in-1 tool.

    18. 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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    When it comes to sleeping, my motto is 'night's out, lights out.' All of them. My reaction to even the faintest of lights is very similar to a vampire being exposed to the sun: not cute. But I have a bunch of devices in my room that blink and glow during the night! My fan, my air purifier, my computer screen, and my air conditioning unit are just a few that I can list off the top of my head. 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.

    19. A roll of reusable double-sided tape that'll come in handy for any DIY project you're planning to do. You can mount picture frames instead of using screws or hooks, tape carpets or rugs to the floor so you don’t trip on them, or put it under your chairs and sofas to keep them from moving around.

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    It won't ruin your walls when you're ready to remove it, and if you run it under water, you can reuse it somewhere else.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99+. Available in two widths and three lengths.

    20. 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.

    21. An instant stain remover pen that'll remove fresh stains on your shirt before you leave the house. It'll come in handy for the times you accidentally spill something on yourself and don't have time to change your entire outfit.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.97 (as an add-on item).

    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.

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    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 pack of four from Amazon Canada for $13.58.

    23. A set of nail clippers and tweezers that'll help you touch up your nails and brows in a jiffy. Hangnails can be as painful as they are unexpected, so you'll definitely want a couple tools around to help you deal with them.

    A small case with two tweezers and two nail clippers inside
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    The set includes two nail clippers and two tweezers.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.89.

    24. And finally, a pack of interlocking drawer organizers that'll transform your junk drawer into an orderly oasis. Reviewers like that they come in different sizes, so they can arrange them in drawers of any shape and size.

    A open desk drawer with containers of different sizes Office supplies like pencils, scissors, and elastic bands are organized in each bin
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    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $18.34.

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