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    23 Things Under $50 That Will Make Adulting A Little Bit Easier

    Yes, you can still call your mom every two minutes. OBVIOUSLY.

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    1. A TubShroom first and foremost, because why don't you have this already?! It's a game-changing strainer that will keep any hair from clogging your shower drain.

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    Just put it in your drain and pop it out to clean every so often. It's made of silicone so you can easily wipe away all that gross hair and who knows what else before you lose your cool. And check out my full review for all the gross details!

    Price: $14.99. Available in six colours.

    2. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes, because these'll conquer scary messes wherever they happened β€” including on your carpet.

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    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Price: $17.98 for 90 wipes. Also available in a smaller size.

    3. A pack of pimple patches for tackling adult acne once and for all by extracting impurities from the zit overnight and reducing the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say pop.

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    Being a grown-up means NO MORE PICKING! The patches are made with high-grade hydrocolloid and look transparent on the skin.

    Price: $9.16 for a pack of 24 patches.

    4. A pack of floss picks, because it's high time you have a positive dentist appointment. It's also time you eat salads without wondering how much of it is in your teeth (though maybe you should stick to pizza, just in case).

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    Maybe this is the year we don't bleed all over your dentist? One can only hope. It's the perfect travel size for throwing in your bag for the day or keeping in your car cup holder.

    Price: $18.80 for a pack of six. Each pack contains 25 individual flossers.

    5. A personal blender with a detachable bottle so you can start every morning at work with a full stomach (important!) by quickly making a satisfying smoothie, even if you're running a little late. No dishes, no overpriced juices.

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    Until Sunday, then it's sugary cereals ALL THE WAY. This blender is BPA-free and also comes with a travel lid.

    Price: $48.61. Looking for a bigger blender? Check out some of our favourites on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    6. A leakproof and insulated lunch bag that will actually motivate you to bring leftovers to work. Prepare to be amazed at how much money you save!

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    It's dirt-resistant and has a waterproof polyester lining that will keeping your snacks, food, and beverage cold.

    Price: $23.99. Available in 15 different styles and designs.

    7. A Revlon gel top coat that'll let you keep your hands polished and manicured for the office without the usually expensive gel mani. No one will know the difference.

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    Basically, you'll get all the perks of one straight from your couch β€” it's fast-dry, high-shine, and will make your hard work last (and last).

    Price: $8.99.

    8. A desktop organizer for under your monitor, because this'll both clean up your usual clutter to help you FINALLY focus *and* make your desk look promotion-ready.

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    Price: $25.99. Available in black and light brown.

    9. A toilet stamp and cleaning gels that will keep your toilet sparkling without the dreaded bathroom *doody*. It cleans every time you flush, making this every lazy adult's dream come true.

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    Each application lasts about 12 days.

    Price: $4.86 for the stamper that comes six gel stamps. Also available in two other scents. Stock up on a value pack of 20 refills for $9.98.

    10. These watering globes that'll encourage you to buy at least *one* house plant this year. This'll make sure it gets watered β€” all you need to do is stick it near the sun and say a small prayer.

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    Just fill these with water and stick 'em in the plant's dirt! Most people say the water will last for about two to three days (so the amount of time it'll take you to remember you have a plant).

    Price: $18.55 for a set of four.

    11. A bottle of Garnier micellar water for easily removing makeup, purifying pores, and cleansing your skin, even if you "forgot" to wash your face again. Growing up apparently means not going to bed with makeup on anymore. Sad face.

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    Read why one BuzzFeed writer now lives by Garnier Micellar water.

    PS: This product also won best makeup remover in the lowest price category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Price: $7.98. Also available in a multi-pack and also a formula for oily skin and sensitive skin.

    12. A bottle of white touch-up paint so you can quickly fix any scuff marks on your wall or furniture to make your space look as neat and put-together as possible.

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    That dresser you bought four years ago can still look brand new!

    Price: $34.24. Available in eight shades.

    13. A pair of mesh laundry bags that'll upgrade your washing routine from "hope I don't ruin all my bras" to "wow, my delicates last so long now." We're still never going to do a separate load, so this'll do the trick.

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    They're also great for separating your dirty clothes in your suitcase when you travel.

    Price: $22.66 for two bags. Also available in packs of four and six.

    14. A roll-up drying rack, because this'll save counter space in small kitchens (hello, every apartment) and streamline that pesky chore of washing dishes when everything can stay in one place.

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    You can also use it to wash and dry produce!

    Price: $19.99.

    15. And a handy dishwasher magnet to communicate with roommates whether the dishes are clean or dirty β€” or it can serve as a much-needed reminder to yourself to run the dishwasher.

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    Price: $13.99. Also available in black.

    16. An attachable aerator to transform cheap wine into the fanciest-tasting adult juice you've ever had. It infuses oxygen to release the vino's ~aromas~ and bolden the taste right out of the bottle β€” so basically your leftover pizza is about to get a very upscale pairing.

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    Price: $12.47 for two.

    17. A wireless charging pad, because you are TOO OLD to be asking people if they have a charger. It's also time to outgrow trying to deal with frayed wires.

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    Just lay your phone on it and pick it up later with a full battery! #Science.

    Price: $18.99. Available in six colours.

    See what won best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    18. A bestselling grocery list notepad that has a magnetic back to put on the fridge so it's almost impossible to forget to use.

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    Price: $10.69. Also available in blue.

    19. A Swiffer wet and dry mop so you can rely on the easiest solution to picking up the dirt, hair, and other grime that's been living on your floor. If you hate cleaning, this will make it as painless as possible so you feel like you're living in an actual home and not a dorm.

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    This comes as a starter kit: one sweeper, seven dry sweeping cloths, and three wet mop cleaning solution cloths!

    Price: $14.99.

    20. A set of plastic drawer organizers that'll declutter your bathroom, desk, vanity, really whatever needs the most help. Being a grown-up = knowing where your toothbrush is.

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    Price: $26.94 for a six-piece set.

    21. A habit-breaking polish that'll finally put an end to your nail biting. I know adulting is super stressful, but enough is ENOUGH.

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    It's basically just bitter-tasting clear polish that's safe for children as well (it's also great for stopping thumb-sucking!)

    Price: $24.04.

    22. A set of Downy wrinkle release spray bottles for anyone who just knows ironing is never going to happen. This will quickly get the job done and no one will be the wiser. Crumpled blouse = no adult sticker.

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    Did I mention this spray also acts as an odour eliminator and fabric freshener? It's like hitting the reset button on your crumpled clothes.

    Price: $24.99 for two bottles.

    23. And finally, this mini knife sharpener so those inexpensive knives you've had since first year of university are suddenly usable again. Good news: you can cook now! I'm sure you're thrilled.

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    Price: $5.29.

    Learn more about it in a BuzzFeeder's full review!

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