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    25 Things Under $25 You'll Never Stop Using

    Useful and affordable. Need I say more?

    1. A little dipper tool that'll transform your Mason jar into a mess-free honey pot. It’ll fit right into the ring of your lid, so it won’t take up any space in your utensil drawer when you’re not using it.

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    It's made of silicone, so you can always toss it in the dishwasher when it gets dirty.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.97.

    2. 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 drip through, so it dries faster.

    A wooden bath mat with slats next to a bath tub

    Get it from Simons for $25.

    3. 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

    Get it from Simons for $15.

    4. A little brush that you'll love if your favourite part of every hair appointment is the complimentary head massage. It has a thick handle that'll give you better control, so you can easily work the shampoo, conditioner, or oil into your hair while you soak in the tub.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.

    5. A pair of bowl covers that'll lock in moisture, so your leftovers won't dry out. They'll replace your single-use plastic wrap, and they come in two sizes for small and large bowls.

    A wooden bowl with a stretchy fabric cover over it

    Get a set of two from Simons for $20.

    6. A tiny slotted spoon that'll help you get olives out the jar, without picking up any of the juice. It also comes with a stainless steel fork attachment that's designed for pickles, so you won't have to fish them out with your fingers.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.76.

    7. A scrubbing brush that'll help you banish the gross grime that builds up around your shower tiles, and bathroom and kitchen sinks. It has a thick handle and stiff bristles to make scrubbing much easier. And when you're finished you can hang it on a hook to dry.

    A grout brush with a U-shaped handle placed on a bathroom counter
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.90.

    8. A small metal stand that'll keep your cookbook or tablet upright and make it easier for you to follow your recipe while cooking. It's legs are adjustable and it folds down for easy storage, so it won't take up too much kitchen real estate.

    A tablet propped up on a small metal stand

    Get it from Simons for $14.

    9. A pair of shoe mats that'll give you a place to store your dirty shoes, so you won't bring water, snow, or mud into your house. They have textured surfaces that'll create better airflow, so your footwear dries faster. Each mat fits a single pair of shoes, but reviewers say they're perfect for small entryways and lockers.

    Two pairs of boots sitting in two small shoe trays
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    You can also use them as protective mats for paint cans or as trays for your pet's food and water bowls.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.97.

    10. A flower-shaped sponge that'll gently, but effectively clean your dishes. It's easy to keep clean because it won't hold onto residue like traditional sponges. It has a suction cup on the back and a loop at the top, so you can stick to the wall or hang it up.


    Get it from Simons for $4.50. Available in three colours.

    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 usually keep one near my desk to wipe down my computer screen and desk, because it gets pretty dusty in my room. 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 heat protecting hair primer that'll save your locks from breakage when you're using hot styling tools. It'll also prevent damage from harmful UV rays, if you spend a lot of time in the sun. Use it when your hair is wet to help soften and detangle it, as well as reduce frizz.

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    Get it from Bumble & Bumble for $14+. Available in two sizes.

    13. 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.

    14. A plate cover that'll keep your food from splattering all over your microwave's walls. It has little holes on the top to let out steam, and it folds down to one inch when you're not using it.

    A large silicone bowl is covering a plate of food in the microwave
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    Plus, when it gets really dirty, you can just throw it into the dishwasher.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.40+. Available in three colours.

    15. An over-the-door hook that’ll give you space to store all your wet towels. And it has a set of small hooks to hang your bathrobe or clothes, so you won't have to leave them on your counter or toilet lid.

    A hook hanging from the top of door with two robes hanging from it
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    16. 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.

    Two silicone ear swabs with a case next to them
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    Get a set of two from Simons for $6.

    17. A squeegee broom that'll be an absolute life saver for anyone with shedding pets. You can use the flat side to clean the windows on your car and houses, and then use the brush side to catch all the stray hairs that get embedded in your carpets. The rubber bristles will collect them into a tidy fur ball that you can easily throw away.

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    "An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed colour (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will." —Emma Lord

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Evriholder FURemover Broom (#1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.60.

    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.

    A two tiered shower caddy hanging from a shower hose
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99+. Available in three colours.

    19. 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.

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    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 Automatic Brush Cleaner (it's #1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    20. A sink squeegee that'll keep your bathroom looking squeaky clean. The flat side can be used to remove condensation from your mirror or scrape messes off your counter and the brush side is great for scrubbing away stubborn stains.

    A small rectangular silicone squeegee

    Get it from Simons for $9.

    21. A faux leather pouch that'll give you a place to put your lip balm. It comes with a key chain you can attach to your bag, so you won't have to dig around to find it.

    Two small leather pouches with a key chain attached to the side
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $7.88.

    22. A pack of Command cord organizers that'll keep your cables in order and out of the way. You won't even notice them because they're small and transparent. Plus, their adhesive backings will stick to almost any surface and won't damage your walls when you're ready to remove them.

    Two cords plugged into the wall and organized by a set of Command hooks stuck to a wall
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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $5.28+. Available in six styles.

    23. A pair of super-tiny beauty spatulas that'll help you get every last drop of your beauty products out of their bottles. 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. It's long enough to get to the bottom of the containers and the end of the handle is on an angle so you have more control. The mini spatula is perfect for makeup bottles. I used it all the time when the pump on one of my serum bottles stopped working. 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 in packs of four.

    24. A thick fitness towel that's infused with Binchotan, which is a type of wood charcoal that absorbs body odour and purifies your skin. It's made with a blend of cotton and rayon, making soft, absorbent, and quick to dry.

    A long rectangular towel lying next to a pair of dumbells

    Get it from Simons for $18.

    25. And finally, a sink strainer that'll catch all the bits of foods before they head down your drain. It's made of stainless steel, so it'll probably match your kitchen sink perfectly. It also has a little basket with perforated holes at the bottom to collect food and keep water flowing.

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    "I bought this for myself (since I'm clearly a REAL adult) and OMG. This thing REALLY works. Usually when my husband makes sauce from scratch I'm left with chunks of tomatoes throughout my sink and water that WILL NOT drain — that was until I bought the SinkShroom. My mom was so impressed she bought one, too. It's a serious game-changer." —Heather Braga

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

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

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