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    30 Things That Look Weird, But Are Actually Really Useful

    Yes, these things exist.

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    1. A pair of shredder claws, so you can shred meat like Wolverine in the kitchen. It'll protect your fingertips from getting burnt and make it way easier to prepare that pulled pork recipe you've been dying to try out.

    A person using metal claws to shred meat on a plate
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    2. A pair of exfoliating foot peel booties that'll remove dead skin in a gross, but very satisfying way. They're filled with a special serum that's packed with lactic, glycolic, salicylic, and citric acids to smooth, moisturize, and reenergize your tired feet.

    Three people lying on a bed with foot peel booties on their feet
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    The peel works over the course of a week to shed all the dead skin. Soak your feet for ten minutes before slipping into the foot mask. For best results, cover the booties with a pair of thick socks to create heat and leave them on for an hour.

    Get it from SkinStore for $28.60.

    3. A night light that'll brighten up your bathroom like a glow stick. It'll hang from the edge of your toilet bowl and save you from having to turn on the overhead light when you use the bathroom at 2 a.m.

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    It's motion activated, and you can choose between five brightness levels and 16 colours.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    4. A pack of little furniture socks that'll protect your floors from scratches. They're made of stretchy polyester material that'll fit table and couch legs up to two inches wide. The thick felt padding on the bottom will keep your chairs from sliding, too.

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    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in two colours.

    5. A corgi mouse pad that is just too cheeky for words. It'll add a little personality to your workspace, and it has a cushioned wrist rest that'll make using your mouse much more comfortable.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in pink and blue.

    6. A skin for your Airpod case that'll showcase your love for chicken nuggets. It's a great way to protect and accessorize your case, and it has a little cutout at the bottom, so you can charge your case without taking off the skin.

    A person holding an earbuds case that has a silicone skin in the shape of a chicken nugget
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Available in two styles.

    7. A pack of microfibre slippers that'll make cleaning your floors easier and WAY more entertaining. They're soft enough that you can use them on any floor, and can even be attached to your broom to convert it into a mop.

    A person wearing microfibre slippers over their shoes to clean their floor
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    Get four pairs from Amazon Canada for $13.84.

    8. A set of hooks that'll make it look like tiny humans are crawling up your walls. You can use them literally anywhere in your home to help organize small items like headphones, keys, or towels.

    Three wall hooks in the shape of small people with a scarf, a jacket, and a bag hanging from them
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    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $16.99+. Available in five sets.

    9. 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 $7.99+. Available in two colours and a packs of two.

    10. A posture-correcting brace that'll help you break your bad habit of slouching. It has a similar design to a backpack, with adjustable straps to keep it from digging into your arms. Plus, it's slim enough that you can wear it underneath your shirt, without adding extra bulk.

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    Reviewers say they've noticed a difference in their posture after a couple of days and some say it's helped relieve back pain, too.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.98.

    11. A set of stainless steel tongue scrapers that'll reduce the amount of toxins and bacteria that build up in your mouth. Reviewers say their mouths feel cleaner and that it’s really helped with their bad breath.

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    You can adjust the fit so you can easily reach the back of your mouth. They're easy to clean, rust proof, and will last a lot longer than plastic versions.

    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    12. A pair of leaf scoops that'll make raking leaves feel like less of a chore. They're basically like Hulk-sized rakes for your hands, so you can pick up large piles of leaves in one go.

    A person picking up a pile of leaves with huge claw-like leaf scoops on their hands
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.13.

    13. An extra-large tortilla blanket that'll transform you into the human-sized burrito you've always dreamed of being. It's made of soft fleece that make it feel as good as it looks.

    A person wearing a round fleece blanket over their shoulders as they sit at their desk
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.49.

    14. A cult-favourite foaming face mask that'll make your skin tingle, but in a good way. It's a clay-based mask, so it'll give your pores a deep cleanse and leave your skin looking and feeling squeaky clean afterward.

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    "I'm not going to lie, it does kind of make you want to itch your face, but if you can last for five minutes, it's worth the result. My skin felt tauter and squeaky clean, which is impressive because my face was an oily catastrophe. I have sensitive skin, so I worried this might irritate it, but my face totally loves this foaming mask. As with everything you put on your face, make sure you spot test it first!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (#2 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    15. A shrimp-shaped pillow that'll wrap around your neck like an oversized blanket scarf. It’ll support your chin properly, so you can sleep comfortably, even if your sitting upright.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.68.

    16. A little brush that'll stick to the bottom of your sink, so you can quickly and safely clean your glasses. The long bristles and round shape will reach the bottom of all your mugs, wine glasses, and baby bottles to make sure they're squeaky clean.

    A person placing a wine glass over an upright cleaning brush with large bristles
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.43+. Available in two colours.

    17. An animal-shaped utensil holder that'll clip right onto the side of your pot or pan. It'll chomp right onto your spoons or spatulas, keeping them secure and your countertops spotless.

    A pig-shaped utensil holder clamped over a pot full of soup and pasta A wooden spoon is sitting the pig's mouth
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    You can find a witch-shaped version here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.55+ Available in three styles.

    18. A silicone mat with small grooves that'll keep your cans, jars, and bottles from sliding around in the fridge or on a shelf. Now you stack them into space-saving pyramids, without worrying that they'll fall.

    A silicone mat with cans of pop stacked in a pyramid
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    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    19. A pack of magnets shaped like little cat butts that'll hold your cute candids and important documents in place. Reviewers say that they're small, but the magnets are surprisingly strong.

    A cat-shaped magnet holding up a sheet of paper on a fridge door
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    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $19.13.

    20. A scalp massager brush you'll love if your favourite part of every hair appointment is the complimentary head massage. The bristles will work the shampoo into your hair, making it easier and faster to wash your mane.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $21.

    21. A multipurpose metal hook that'll keep you from touching shared surfaces like doors, elevator buttons, PIN pads, and ATMs. It's small enough to fit on your keyring or in your pocket, and it has a stylus tip, so you can even use it on devices with touchscreen.

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    "Each little detail is thoughtfully designed, from the large finger loop to the slightly curved tip — even the material itself is designed to keep your grabbers clean and free of microbes and bacteria. I was able to open even the heaviest doors with relative ease, and thanks to the touchscreen tips, I could flip between paying for groceries and answering texts in seconds." —Victoria Kuglin

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Touché Tool (#1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in two colours and packs of three.

    22. 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.

    23. 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.

    24. A beard bib that'll collect all your hair trimmings and make cleanup an absolute breeze. The ends stick to the mirror with suction cups and there's a built-in tray to hold your grooming tools.

    A person wearing a long bib around their neck The ends are attached to a mirror with suction cups
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    25. A pack of jelly-like food huggers that'll create a tight seal around your fruits and vegetables to make them last longer. They're reusable, waterproof, and come in different sizes to accommodate a variety of produce.

    A large glass bowl, along with a half cut lemon, melon, and avocado are covered in a stretchy silicone cover
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    You can also use them to reseal open jars, bowls, and cans.

    Get a pack of four from Simons for $30.

    26. A ball of slime that'll remove dust from your vents and console. The cleaning putty is an eco-friendly alternative to dust wipes because it's reusable and biodegradable.

    A person peeling a ball of slime off a car air vent
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    27. A unique ice tray that'll freeze coffee into tiny bean-shaped cubes, so you can cool down your piping hot cuppa Joe, without diluting the flavour. It's made of silicone, so it's super easy to pop the ice cubes out of the tray.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.42.

    28. A pack of cable protectors that'll wind around the common stress points on your phone and laptop cords. These little tubes are a small investment that can repair and extend the life of all your charging cables.

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    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $7.99+. Also available in packs of ten.

    29. A genius brownie pan that'll make every brownie a crispy corner piece, so you won't have to fight over them. It can make a dozen brownies and the non-stick material makes it easy to pull the pieces apart instead of cutting them.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.99.

    30. And finally, a grass-inspired dish rack that's perfect for cups and bottles. It's super easy to clean and has a tray at the bottom to collect excess water, so it won't leak all over your countertop.

    A dish mat with tall thin silicone sticks on it A cactus-shaped silicone hook sticks up in the middle
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.59.

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