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    23 Things To Help Upgrade Your Life If You're Tired Of Struggling

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    1. A pair of bestselling blue light-blocking glasses for reducing digital eye strain. If you sit in front of a computer for hours on end, then these are for you! They can leave your eyes feeling less dry and tired by filtering out short wavelength blue light emitted by screens.

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    I use blue light-blocking glasses everyday at work, and they've significantly helped my eyes and headaches. I used to get so stressed sitting in front of a computer because I knew I'd feel terrible in about two hours flat. With the glasses, I can focus more on work and not on the mega-migraine that's (no longer) approaching.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $26.99+. Available in 23 different frame colours.

    Check out our review of a similar pair of blue light–blocking glasses for more info!

    2. These Mighty Patch hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches that will suck out all the pus and gunk from breakouts overnight. It'll do the work while you sleep, so you can wake up to smaller, healed pimples instead of angry monsters.

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    These patches are super effective and will make your morning routine of fussing over breakouts so much smoother. You can apply the patch directly to the pimple before you go to bed and remove it in the morning. What's gross is that you can really see the pus and gunk on the patch when you remove it, so maybe don't look too closely if you want to keep your breakfast down.

    Get 36 patches from Amazon for $29.99.

    3. A stainless steel strainer so you can drain cans, without making a total mess and without cutting yourself. The rust-resistant stainless steel won't trap odours and is easy to clean.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.49.

    4. A Tasty herb and spice kit to turn your wannabe chef game up a notch. With five spices blends, you'll be able to season like a pro, making meals even tastier and therefore Uber Eats less attractive. Your wallet will thank you later since you will no longer be dropping major $$$ on takeout.

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    The kit includes Fiery (a smokin’-hot blend of sriracha, lime and garlic), Zesty (lemon, thyme and basil to give your taste buds a truly ~good thyme~), Hearty (a delish blend of garlic, red bell pepper and paprika), Jazzy (green bell pepper, paprika, garlic and all that jazz) and Savoury (a drool-worthy mix of tomato, basil and oregano).

    Get the kit from Amazon Canada for $17.75.

    5. A heavy-duty sports bra that'll actually hold you in place while you jump, press, run, and climb. The supportive compression will keep you secure whether training indoors or venturing outside for a longer hike.

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    Reviewers are obsessed with this bra and love how it makes them feel super secure and comfortable.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.69+. Available in 20 sizes.

    6. An eyeliner stamp, because spending time in front of the mirror trying to perfectly match your wings is so darn frustrating. Those with shaky hands can finally get the sharp edge they're looking for — this stamp will provide equal wings each and every time.

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    One side of the pen is the stamp while the other is a regular eyeliner pen. Plus you can feel confident through the day; the stamp is waterproof and smudge proof.

    Get the set of two (one for each eye) from Amazon Canada for $17.97+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    And check out our spotlight on the eyeliner stamp here!

    7. Cable clips to keep your wires organized and easily accessible throughout the day. You can peel and stick the clips to whatever surface, like your desk, bedside table, car dashboard, or kitchen counter.

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    Get a pack of ten from Amazon Canada for $10.85.

    8. A silicone baking mould, because spending all that time making egg muffins or cupcakes only to have all the bottoms rip off is way too frustrating. The moulds are freezer, dishwasher, and oven safe, so they're super versatile.

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    Reviewers also love using these for freezing homemade baby food and making homemade soaps and candles. Since the moulds bend easily, you can pop out your baked goods in about half the time. Also, they're incredibly easy to clean compared to traditional baking pans!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    9. An anti-slip solution for anyone who's constantly nagged by sliding glasses while out and about. These silicone grips are soft and flexible for everyday wear.

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    Get five pairs from Amazon Canada for $31.92.

    10. An iOttie wireless charging stand so you don't have to struggle with plugging your phone in when you wake up in the middle of the night and realize your battery is almost dead. You can simply place your phone on the stand and it will instantly start charging.

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    It works with all phone types equipped with wireless charging and through phone cases!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.95.

    11. A daily planner notebook so you can successfully stay on top of each day's most important tasks and appointments — you can even make note of meals. Checking items off your list is rather therapeutic, let me tell ya.

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    You can keep a log of your hourly schedule, plus top priorities for each day. In the notes section, you can keep track of daily water intake and bills that need to be paid! It comes with 50 pages.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    12. A bestselling folding board to maximize the amount of space in your closet by neatly folding and storing all of your winter clothes. If you fold correctly, you can essentially triple the amount of clothing you can fit into one drawer.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    13. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish so you can get rid of water marks on your tables, freshen up your cabinets, and revive your floors. It'll polish and shine, adding a protective layer to the wood so future stains won't penetrate and cause dryness or fading.

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    It has over 6,000 positive reviews!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.25.

    14. A 32-ounce hydration-tracking water bottle that'll keep you on-track throughout your day if you can never seem to drink enough on a regular schedule. The bottle is leak free, so you can throw it in your bag for all-day use without the fear of spills.

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    The bottle also comes with a fruit diffuser so you can flavour your water if you get a little too bored of drinking plain water day in and day out.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    15. A pet hair removal broom, since you've got some pet fur CAKED into a rug in your home. Or all over your sofa. And this bad boy will collect that hair in just a matter of minutes. The built-in squeegee edge can also contain spills!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.08.

    16. A monthly budget planner so you always know how much you can allot to groceries and nighttime activities, with just enough left for rent 🙃. Can you hear your 'rents clapping in the distance??

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    With separate sections for goals and bill reminders, you'll be able to track your spending against your saving. It'll keep you super aware of just how much you spend a day versus a month.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.99. Available in 14 colours.

    17. Mesh laundry bags to separate lights from darks, delicates from non-delicates, and socks. These will make doing your laundry so much easier (and faster).

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    Say goodbye to the confusion of missing or torn garments! They'll also come in handy while travelling! They'll help organize your suitcase so items don't go spilling out the moment you open.

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $30.19.

    18. A John Frieda hot air brush so you can get a luscious blowout in about a third of the time without spending big bucks. The brush combines the effect of a round brush with the power of a blowdryer.

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    I recently bought this brush and I LOVE IT!!! I wait for my hair to be 75% dry after showering, and then begin brushing through my hair. The hot air and soft bristles turn my naturally wavy and coarse hair into sleek and soft locks.

    The brush has two different heat settings and a cool setting to set your style. To use, section your hair and begin brushing like you would with any other round brush. The hot air produced will dry your hair in the process.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.60.

    To learn more, check out our full review of the John Frieda Hot Air Brush!

    19. A Squatty Potty to make your bathroom go-time more comfortable by relaxing the muscle around your colon, allowing you to ~release~ more quickly and completely.

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    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    And while you're at it, check out our picks for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews! And check out our full review of the Squatty Potty!

    20. A splatter screen to prevent the awful oil and grease splatter that plagues your stovetop every time you attempt to cook. You just wanna consume a BEC on a Sunday morning without creating a mess and causing a massive cleanup after.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.44. Also available in a larger size.

    21. A set of bed bands so your fitted sheet stays in place through the entire night, saving you from constantly tugging them down each and every time you climb into bed. Plus, they're adjustable to fit any and all bed sizes or sheet types.

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    Get four bands from Amazon for $17.50+. Available in six colours.

    22. A bottle of Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray to mask any nasty odors so you can finally poop at your S.O.'s place. Oh last minute sleepover? Yes, I'd actually love to stay over.

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    It has over 17,000 positive reviews! Just spritz before you go, and voilà! No more stressful hangouts when you calculate in your mind how long you can stay before you've got to head home to use the bathroom.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.95+. Available in TONS of scents and sizes.

    23. And to help you with weekly meal planning, a magnetic menu board to end the guessing game on Sunday afternoon when you look at the week ahead and begin to figure out what you've got going on and when you'll have time to cook.

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    A menu board + a slow cooker = the ultimate meal prepping tools. It also features a spot to jot down groceries and notes. You'll get four different coloured markers as well.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99.

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