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    Updated on Oct. 4, 2020. Posted on Sep. 26, 2019

    31 Things To Buy When You Decide It's Finally Time To Become Responsible

    Become the most responsible person you know.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This magnetic meal planning notepad to help organize your meal prepping and stay on top of groceries with a tear-off grocery list.

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    You can layout your weekly meals and write down when you’re low on certain foods, all with its 60 sheets! Meaning it’ll last for quite some time.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.87.

    2. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets, because your dishwasher can clean the dishes, but it can’t clean itself!

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    Some people swear by this product so much that it saved them from buying an entirely new dishwasher. Check out the BuzzFeed review on Affresh cleaning tablets.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.97 for three tablets.

    3. A John Frieda hot hair brush will give you salon-quality hair all from the comfort of your own bathroom.

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    Check out the BuzzFeed review on the John Frieda hot hair brush.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $55.15.

    4. How Not To Kill Your Houseplant – a book made for people who are tired of buying plastic plants and want a little more challenge in their lives.

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    This bestselling book summarizes what your plants do and do not need. You'll never be one of those "Everything I touch dies!" plant-owners ever again!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.80 (also available in Kindle).

    5. Make working out fun for once with a pack of workout cards. They provide a variety of exercises that can be performed anywhere, no gym needed!

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    Shuffle the deck, draw the cards out in a random order, and get a different and fun workout every day.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.97 (also available in yoga cards, pilate cards, and more).

    6. A handheld vacuum that will have you questioning why you ever owned a bulky, plug-in vacuum in the first place. Not to mention, this vacuum cleans both wet and dry messes!

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    On a single charge, this vac can run for 20-25 minutes, which is enough time to vacuum an entire house, and then some.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $47.99+ (comes in black or grey).

    7. A pet hair removal glove will allow you to continue to love your furry critter, but shed yourself of their fur. You’ll keep your house free of pet hair while giving your pet the massage of their lives.

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    Works great on all hair types, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and even your fish (okay, maybe not your fish).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99+ (comes in blue or red).

    8. Using a makeup brush shampoo will keep your brushes clean so your sensitive skin won’t have anything to worry about.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.45.

    9. Keep your car clean with this cup-sized trash can. Why litter your car floor with candy wrappers, tissues, and receipts? This durable and leak-proof trash can has a spring door to ensure your garbage doesn't fly out while driving.

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    Pro tip: A quart-sized Ziploc bag is the perfect size if you want to line the can with a bag for easy cleanup.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.50 (comes in five different colours).

    10. A handheld steamer will help your wardrobe go from “wrinkly office intern” to “sharp executive director” in no time. Why get the iron and ironing board out, when you can simply steam all your clothes to perfection? Say goodbye to unwanted wrinkles.

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    I cannot praise this streamer enough. I literally backpacked through Europe with this steamer in my bag — it’s that portable. Have a date? Late to work? Parents coming to visit? A quick steam will do wonders for your wrinkly clothes.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.99.

    11. Drawer liners that’ll not only give some personality to your fridge, but they’ll also help your produce last longer. Now there’s no excuse to avoid eating your fruits and veggies (unless you’re allergic, that is).

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    These liners are FDA approved, anti-bacterial, and made from food-safe material. They work by absorbing ethylene gas from your fridge, which delays the ripening process and thus extends the lifespan of your fruits and veggies.

    Get it from Amazon Canda for $14.99 (comes with two fridge drawer liners).

    12. Foldable reusable stainless steel straws are a must when it comes to being a responsible adult. They conveniently collapse into a portable case so you can take them wherever you go — all without hurting the sea turtles. Mother Nature has a new name and it’s YOU!

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    Get two straws and a travel case from Amazon Canada for $10.24+ (available in four colours, and also comes in a pack of three for $16.01, and a pack of four for $18.83).

    13. An Areogarden countertop garden will allow you to grow herbs right in your kitchen, no matter the season. It has enough room to grow six plants at a time! Just think about serving mojitos and bragging that you grew the basil yourself.

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    If you think gardening isn’t for you, an Aerogarten will prove you wrong. Check the BuzzFeed review on the Aerogarden countertop garden.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $140.50+ (comes in four colours).

    14. A tongue scraper comes in handy for tackling bad breath and removing any residue from your tongue that your toothbrush didn’t get.

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    Bacteria, plaque, food debris, and dead cells can live on the top of the tongue if it’s not cleaned properly. Usually, people with bad breath just haven’t cleaned their tongue in a while.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.29.

    15. A foot stretcher and spiky ball are great for anyone who needs to stretch out their legs but also would rather be sitting down. Great for the office or while sitting on the couch, this foot stretcher allows you to get a really deep stretch in your calves, hamstrings, and even glutes.

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    With a non-slip rubber base, you can bring this foot rocker anywhere. It's great for anyone suffering from plantar fasciitis pain, or some anyone who doesn't have time to stretch their legs daily.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.35.

    16. This resourceful book knows the growing pains of trying to make it as an adult. Almost Adulting is for a wide range of people who just need that help getting this whole "being a grown-up" thing together.

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    Written by YouTuber and influencer Arden Rose, this book tackles important topics such as: making friends on the internet who are cool and not murderers, being in a relationship and talking your feelings out in a healthy manner, how sex is supposed to feel (actually though), and more.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.52+.

    17. A clothing folding board to get that perfectly folded T-shirt. Crumpling up your clothes may have been fine in your teens, but neat and tidy folding is the way of grown-ups.

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    It just takes three steps to fold a shirt perfectly with this board! Plus, it comes with two compression space saver bags, which is extremely convenient for storing seasonal clothes, travelling, or making moving a breeze.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.95.

    18. This millipede drain snake will help you pull out all the hair and gross gunk that’s clogging up your drains. No need to call a plumber or use drain-cleaning products!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.95 (comes in black and yellow or dark yellow).

    19. A bottle of liquid, peeling latex will make your nails look salon perfect. Just paint the latex outside the edges of your nails before applying your polish, and your manicure will come out perfectly, no matter your skills. You’ll have everyone saying “you’ve nailed it!”

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    It dries quickly and peels off in one quick sweep.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    20. A kitchen drawer organizer practically screams “responsible human being.” It’ll declutter your drawers by organizing your utensils into their proper places.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.39+ (comes in three colours).

    21. A pack of cleaning tablets that’ll remove stains from all your water bottles and travel mugs, making them look brand new! They’re environmentally safe and also help remove odours that your tumbler may hold onto.

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    Your bottle or cup will look brand spanking new, and the results are sure to brighten your day.

    Get it a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    22. Keep your oven clean with some safe and easy-to-use oven cleaner that's easy and safe to use. Admit it: you probably haven’t cleaned your oven in a while. It’s time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.27.

    23. Believe it or not, but slime putty is great for cleaning up those nooks and crannies in your keyboard. It’ll trap dirt from those hard-to-reach places (and has a hint of lime scent, too!).

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    It’s also really fun to play with, too. You can then reuse it again and again, for cleaning or for playing.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.49 (also comes in a multi-pack with primary colours for $6.99).

    24. A bottle of Resolve will get rid of those stubborn stains on your carpet or rug. Just spray on, wait 30 seconds, and then blot or rub the stain gently with a damp cloth!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.47.

    25. This wood polish that’ll help revive your old pieces of wooden furniture. They’ll go from worn out to practically brand new.

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    Get a 16 oz bottle from Amazon Canada for $19.40+ (also available in other sizes).

    26. A coat hanger organizer will prevent all your unused hangers taking up a ton of space in the back of your closet or in your storage bins. It’ll prevent them from breaking and tangling, all while looking put together.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.61 (comes in a few bundle packs).

    27. A powerful stain remover that’ll allow you to love your sink like you did before that brown gunk showed up. Rust is a friend to NOBODY!

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    It’s ideal to use in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and more.

    Get a 12 oz bottle from Amazon Canada for $25 (also available in other sizes and packs).

    28. Some durable, reusable shopping bags will take your shopping game to the next level. Not only are they ADORABLE, but they’re also easy to store and great for the environment.

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    They’ll help you to reduce the amount of plastic bags you take home from the grocery store.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $13.44.

    29. And a grocery bag holder will come in handy every time you get home from the store and tell yourself, “I can carry it all in one trip.”

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    The hooks are small enough to fit into your pocket!

    Get two from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    30. You’ll really be living the grown-up life when you start rocking a digital food scale. Now you can properly weigh out portions for your recipes — no more estimating for you!

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    It’s powered by AAA batteries, and it has close to 1,000 positive reviews.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.24 (batteries included).

    31. Get in some activity while crunching those numbers at your desk with an under-desk peddler. It’s also great for anyone with super-fidgety legs!

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    It has anti-slip pads so it won’t slip out from under your feet.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.79.

    Look at you go! You’re ready to be responsible and live your best life as a motivated, full-fledged adult:

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