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    Feb. 20, 2020

    44 Things Under $35 That'll Never Stop Being Useful

    Useful and affordable are the perfect pairing.

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    1. An electric lint remover that'll gently remove stray fibres from your clothes and furniture, so they look as good as new. It comes with a long USB cord to plug into your laptop or power bank charger, making it a great travel-friendly tool.

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    The lint remover comes with a power cord, an extra blade, a storage bag, and a cleaning brush. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Union Fabric Shaver Lint Remover (#1 on the list).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    2. A pack of reusable food wraps that'll replace single-use plastic wrap or aluminum foil. They're perfect for small food items like cheese, fruit, and sandwiches, and they respond to the warmth and pressure of your hand to shape and seal them.

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    The food wraps are made with natural materials like cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil, which allow your food to breathe and last longer. Use cold water to wash them and leave them to air dry like a dish. You can use them as many times as you like for up to a year.

    Get a pack of three sheets on Amazon Canada for $18.

    3. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that are great for anyone who spends most of their work day staring at a computer. The lenses filter out blue light, which helps reduce eye strain and irritation.

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    Reviewers love how lightweight and stylish the glasses are. They also noticed that their eyes were less tired after using them.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in 14 colours).

    4. A LifeStraw, which makes water drinkable by filtering 99.999999% of bacteria and parasites, so you can enjoy a refreshing drink of water while you hike, camp, or travel.

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    It comes with a sealed bag, so you can easily store it in your backpack or pocket.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    5. 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 on Amazon Canada for $10+ (also available in white).

    6. A small drainer protector that'll catch stray hairs before they slide down the pipes. It’ll 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. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99+ (available in six colours).

    7. A thick, memory foam knee pillow that’ll help any side sleeper have the sweetest of dreams. The contoured pillow will fit perfectly between your knees and keep your legs, hips, and spine in better alignment while you snooze.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95+ (available in three colours/styles).

    8. A pack of silicone food huggers that'll create a tight seal around your fruits and vegetables to make them last longer. They're reusable, dishwasher safe, and come in different sizes to accommodate a variety of produce.

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    You can also use them to reseal open jars and cans.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    9. A dishwasher magnet that lets 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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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Dishwasher Magnet (#7 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99+ (available in three colours).

    10. A bestselling coffee maker and pitcher that'll help you make the perfect batch of iced coffee every time. You can store it in the fridge overnight (up to 36 hours) to let it brew and wake up to four cups of fresh cold brew!

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Takeya Iced Coffee Maker.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.06.

    11. A pack of sleek velvet hangers to hang every piece of clothing in your wardrobe. The velvet coating makes them non-slip, so your tank tops and wide-necked shirts won't fall off.

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    Each hanger can hold up to ten pounds, and they have an ultra-thin design, so you can fit more hangers into your closet.

    Get a pack of 30 hangers on Amazon Canada for $17.99+ (also available in packs of 50 and 100).

    12. 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. Plus, they're suited for all hair types and are waterproof, sweat proof, and headache proof!

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Invisibobble hair ring.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $10+ (also available in clear and beige).

    13. A pack 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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    Reviewers say the silicone is very soft and the spiky tips are perfect for removing wax from your ears.

    Get a pack of five on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    14. A wooden page holder that uses a gentle pressure to hold your book open. Now you can comfortably read your book with one hand! It's made of natural walnut and comes in three sizes for thumbs of all sizes.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.50 (available in sizes small-large).

    15. A smart funnel for your kitchen and bathroom that'll make it way easier to fill empty containers and transfer the last bit of product into a new bottle. It has clips on the top to hold the bottle upside down, so you don't have to stand there and hold it yourself.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.49+ (available in three colours and in multipacks).

    16. An ultra-soft facecloth that’ll remove all your makeup with water — just water! It works gently to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from your 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 on Amazon Canada for $24.96.

    17. A pack of eco-friendly air purifying bags that'll remove bad odours from your clothes and shoes. They’re made with activated charcoal to absorb excess moisture and prevent mould and bacteria.

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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. Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the MOSO NATURAL Mini Air Purifying Bag.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $24.95.

    18. A pack of durable rubber twist ties that'll keep all your cords neatly organized. 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 on Amazon Canada for $16.50+ (also available in packs of 30).

    19. A laundry basket that'll fold flat when you're not using it. It has two sturdy handles and can hold up to two full loads of laundry, making it the perfect basket for anyone who doesn't have an ensuite washer and has to go to a laundromat.

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    I have one and it's an absolute lifesaver. It's so much easier to get up and down the stairs with this laundry basket, and it's super deep, so I can fit multiple loads of laundry inside.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.88+ (available in four colors).

    20. 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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    The clay bear can be used in cookie jars and marshmallow bags to keep them soft. Or you can use it dry (don't soak it) in your spice cupboard or chip bag to absorb moisture! Rinse with water to clean (soap isn't necessary).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.95+ (available in two shapes and in sets of two).

    21. 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 on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    22. A nylon tote organizer that'll help sort your purse, so you can pull items out as easily as Mary Poppins. There are 12 compartments to keep all your everyday essentials and it's super easy to transfer from one bag to another.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    23. A pack of tiny cable clips that'll detangle all the cords around your computer. The clips come in three sizes (single, double, or triple) and can fit cords up to six millimetres wide. They also have an adhesive sticker on the bottom, so you can stick them where you'd like.

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    Get a pack of nine on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    24. A pack of food storage bags that you can use over and over again. They're a great way to store your favourite munchies and they're leak-proof, so your backpack and its contents are perfectly safe.

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    They'll replace all your single-use plastic bags and are freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a pack of six storage bags on Amazon Canada for $6.21+ (also available in a pack of five).

    25. A pair of storage 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.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $7.55+ (also available in packs of four).

    26. A super-sleek Brita water filter pitcher that will improve the taste and quality of your tap water. The pitcher can hold up to five cups of water and over time, it can replace 300 plastic water bottles!

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    The pitcher comes with a filter, but you can get filter refills here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.97.

    27. 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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    Plus, if you can’t find your phone, you can double-click the Tile Mate to make it ring. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (also available in a pack of four).

    28. A urination device that’ll make it easier for you to go pee when a bathroom is not available (and standing up to pee is difficult for you). It's small enough to fit in your purse or pocket, and it’s made with moisture- and germ-resistant silicone that is easy to clean between uses.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12+ (available in pink and beige).

    29. A life-changing Squatty Potty that'll make it WAY easier to poop. The stool helps you into a comfortable squatting position, which is supposed to be better for your body than sitting. Reviewers say it helps reduce the amount of time they spend in the bathroom.

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    It prevents straining and helps with hemorrhoids, constipation, and bloating. Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Squatty Potty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (also available as a collapsible model).

    30. A ball of slime that'll remove dust from your keyboard and other electronic devices. The cleaning putty is an eco-friendly alternative to dust wipes because it's reusable and biodegradable!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    31. A pack of adorable expanding file folders that'll store all your important documents in one place. Each folder has five spacious pockets with a tab at the top, so you can label and organize papers into different sections.

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    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $17.98.

    32. A small bowl that'll collect scraps while you're cutting or peeling foods. It'll hold up to eight cups of food waste and comes with a 2-in-1 brush and scraper that'll help you clean your countertops without damaging them or getting your hands dirty.

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    It has a hook on the back that fits over a drawer, so it doesn't take up any counter space.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.41.

    33. A pack of super-absorbent microfibre cloths that are gentle, but durable enough to use on any and every surface in your home. They can be used without chemical cleaners and won't leave behind lint or streak marks.

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    Plus, they're completely reusable, so you can throw them in the washing machine with your dish towels for continued use.

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $19.25+ (also available in packs of 36, 48, and 144).

    34. A wireless LED light strip to brighten the dark corners where a lamp can't go. The light comes with removable sticky tape, so you can place it on any wall or surface. Plus, it has a motion sensor that shuts off after 20 seconds without movement!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.98+ (also available in packs of two).

    35. A clever drain cover that’ll keep water from escaping your tub when you’re having a bath. The ring of suctions create a perfect seal around the overflow drain, transforming your regular tub into the deep soaking bathtub of your dreams!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99 (available in three colours).

    36. A stainless steel bag clip that also doubles as a measuring spoon. Now you can scoop your coffee beans and seal the bag with one small tool.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.79.

    37. 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 for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    38. A set of adorable owl pan scrapers that'll remove hardened food from your pots and 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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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $7.70.

    39. A minimalist silverware organizer that won't take up an entire drawer. Each section stacks perfectly on top of the other, creating more space for the rest of your kitchen tools!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.37+ (available in different styles).

    40. A set of spacious vacuum bags that'll help you store all your clothes and linens on the off season. The set comes with a travel pump to suck out the air, but it's also compatible with all vacuum cleaners. Now you don't have to worry about where to store your coats and blankets during the warmer months!

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Spacesaver Vacuum Storage Bags (#2 on the list).

    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (available in eight sizes/sets).

    41. A super-tiny beauty spatula that'll help you get every last drop of your beauty products out of the bottle. 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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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    42. An anti-slip car dash mat that'll hold all your small items (like your keys or glasses) in one place. It's extra sticky, so all your belongings will stay exactly where you put them.

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    The mat peels off easily, so you can move it to a different spot on your dashboard. It's also washable and will reattach once it's dry.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    43. An extra-large water bottle that'll encourage you to drink enough water every day. It has an extra-sturdy handle and a thick nylon strap, making it easy to carry.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.96+ (available in three sizes and in 11 colours).

    44. And finally, a long and flexible drain snake that has over 4,000 tiny hooks to pick up all the gunk and debris hiding in your kitchen and bathroom pipes. It’ll save you time and money in the long run, because you won’t have to hire a plumber or buy chemical drain cleaners. It’s absolutely disgusting, but incredibly satisfying to use.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.95+ (also available with rotating handle).

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