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    31 Things You Probably Need If You Still Live With Your Parents

    There's nothing wrong with it, but here are some things that'll make it easier for everyone.

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    1. A mini fridge to keep in your room, so you don't have to sneak around the kitchen in the middle of the night for a snack. It doubles as a warming unit, so you can also use it to keep your leftovers from getting cold.

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    Reviewers also use it to keep keep skincare products at an ideal temperature or keep milk in the nursery.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for 62.99+. Available in six colours.

    2. A sleek pair of noise-cancelling headphones, if you need to completely tune out the rest of your household. They're wireless and have a mic, so you can use them for your virtual lessons, too.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $63.74.

    3. A rotating privacy sign that'll prevent your family from barging in during important meetings. Reviewers say that their young children who can't read are still able to get the message since it's colour coded.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95.

    4. Or a set of stylish door hangers that'll help you set some boundaries.

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    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $19.16.

    5. A battery pack that'll fully charge your phone up to three times, if all the ports in your house are occupied. Reviewers say it charges their devices at lightning speed and love that it's compatible with everything from tablets to wireless earphones.

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    You'll be able to charge two devices at a time, since there are two ports.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $41.99.

    6. A bottle of Poo-Pourri that'll leave the bathroom smelling like fresh lemons. If you've been spending a lot of time at home, this spray-before-you-go blend of essential oils will keep everyone breathing easier.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.95.

    7. A label maker, so everyone knows that the piece of cake in the fridge is YOURS. It'll also help you manage all of the cables and gadgets scattered throughout the house.

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    Make sure to pick up some labels refills.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.97.

    8. A pack of conversation starters, because you might never get this much quality time with your family again. It'll help you understand each other better, and give you all a break from the screens.

    person holding two cards from the box that say what is your favourite childhood memory and what about the next year are you most excited about
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.95.

    9. A Kindle Paperwhite that can hold an entire library of books, so they won't clutter up your room. A single charge can last up to six weeks and it has an anti-glare screen, meaning you can even read when it's super bright outside.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $139.99. Also available in a 3G version.

    10. A pack of bumpers that'll prevent your cabinets from slamming while other people are on a Zoom call.

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    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon Canada for $6.75.

    11. A cozy PJ jumpsuit that you can lounge around in if you can't be bothered to dress up, but don't want to flash your family by prancing around in your underwear.

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    Get it from Universal Standard for $118.95. Also available in black.

    12. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll fill up all your free time, without hogging the TV screen. Reviewers say it's a better handheld experience than the original Nintendo Switch.

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    "With the Switch Lite, I can play games for hours without getting bored, and it can easily fit into my jacket pocket. I actually already owned the original Switch console and really loved it, but found it was a little too bulky and heavy to carry with me every day (plus my hands would get tired holding onto it)."—Sarah Aspler

    Check out Buzzfeed's full review of the Nintendo Switch Lite (#7 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $258.99+. Available in four colours.

    13. Pictionary Air, a modern twist on the classic game where you use a special pen to illustrate an image in the air and your teammates have to guess what you're drawing. Here’s the catch: They can see what you’re drawing through the app, but you can’t.

    person drawing a crown and child using screen to see it
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    Get it from Indigo for $24.95.

    14. A pack of hangers that'll fold down vertically to add up to 80% more space in your closet, if it's been taken over by everyone's winter coats. They can be used horizontally to sort your clothes by colour or type, too.

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    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in a pack of eight.

    15. A projector so you can watch movies in your room without having to break the bank on a TV. If you and your family just aren't on the same page when it comes to TV shows, it'll give you a full-on cinematic experience on your wall so you don't have to crane your neck over your laptop.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $99.99.

    16. A sleep mask that'll come in handy if you've been sharing a room with a sibling who loves to get up in the wee hours of the morning. It's made of breathable jersey, so you won't wake up with super sweaty eyelids.

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    Get it from Indigo for $24.50.

    17. A shower caddy that'll help you organize all of the bottles and loofahs in your shared bathroom space. It has built in hooks, a razor slot, and a towel hook so they won't clutter up around the tub.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $57.79. Also available in bronze.

    18. A pack of command strips that'll let you put up as many pictures as your want without filling your wall with holes. They're velcro, so you can easily detach them if you want to change the photo inside a frame.

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    Get a pack of 12 for $8.98.

    19. An earphone splitter, so you and your sibling can listen to your favourite jams at the same time, without annoying your parents. Reviewers also love that they can connect a speaker and their earphones to their computer at the same time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.39+. Also available in silver.

    20. A subscription to Kabo, so you're never left wondering who was supposed to pick up the kibble from the store. You can customize your packages to your dog's dietary requirements, since your dog is a treasured member of the family, too.

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    Get a subscription from Kabo starting at $2 per day.

    21. And a feeding tracker so the family dog doesn't get overfed (or left starving). It has an adhesive backing, so you can just pop it up somewhere that everyone will see it.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.95. Also available in a cat version.

    22. A hanging toiletry bag that'll store all of your self-care essentials, if there's just no more space left on the bathroom counter. It has four water resistant pockets that conveniently roll into one carrying bag if you need to pack it away.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Available in six colours.

    23. A TubShroom that'll catch all the hairs if you have a lot of long-haired folks living in your house. Reviewers say it even catches pet hair, if your furriest family member gets bathed in the tub, too.

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    "If I had a dollar for every Drano injector or tub snake or as-seen-on-TV miracle product I've purchased to alleviate our hair problem, I would have enough dollars to hire a plumber, which I have also actually done multiple times. But that was before the TubShroom came into my life."—Jess Probus

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the TubShroom (it's #3 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    24. A pack of mesh laundry bags, so you're never stuck wondering where your favourite socks went. It's also great for protecting your delicate clothing like bras or knits from getting destroyed in the wash.

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    It comes with one extra large bag, two large bags, and two medium sized bags.

    Get a pack of five for $11.37+. Available in two other size combinations.

    25. A special mat that'll catch all of the extra litter bits when your kitty goes in and out of their litter box. I mean, we all know that cat litter duties are the worst type of chore.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    26. A dry erase board for the fridge that'll help everyone divvy up the chores around the house. It comes with a five different coloured markers, so you can colour code all of your notes.

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    It comes with five magnetic dry erase markers and a magnetic eraser.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99. Available in six sizes.

    27. This hanging shoe organizer that'll fit 12 pairs of your favourite shoes, if the entryway is already packed with your family's footwear. Or you can use it for small bathroom storage, cleaning supplies, and basically anything else you need! There’s a reason why it has over 28,000 five-star reviews.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.87. Available in three colours.

    28. A set of earplugs that'll help you get a few extra hours of sleep, if your one of your parents insists on vacuuming the house at seven in the morning. The foam will mould to the shape of your ears, so you won't have to worry about them falling out while you sleep.

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    It comes with a portable tin carrying case.

    Get a pack of 60 pairs from Amazon Canada for $17.99. Available in three colours.

    29. A stylish space heater that'll keep you warm, if your family just can't agree on an ideal temperature. It doubles as a fan, so you can cool off in the summer if you don't have central AC.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $56.99.

    30. A pack of butterfly cup markers that'll suction onto your glass to ensure that you don't end up drinking from someone else's cup again. You can also use them to decorate your windows or mirrors.

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    Get a pack of ten from Amazon Canada for $14.43.

    31. And lastly, a custom family portrait that'll make a great gift for your parents, to show how much you appreciate them. The artist hand paints each portrait, so it'll be a truly special piece of art.

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    Get it from whimsicalimaginings on Etsy for $40+.

    If you get a little frustrated living at home:

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