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    24 Products That Might Just Be A Huge Upgrade To The Ones You Owned In 2021

    We're leaving that battered old hairbrush in 2021.

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    1. Not to be dramatic, but this alarm clock has completely changed my life. It uses sunset simulation lighting and natural sounds to gently ease my senses awake, which makes it a HUGE improvement on the blaring phone alarm I used before. Plus it's easy to set up, even for a self-confessed technophobe like me!

    2. This reusable makeup remover cloth is a great upgrade for those countless disposable face wipes. It's kinder to the environment, removes even waterproof mascara using only water(!), and costs about the same as a jumbo pack of wipes meaning it'll save you loads in the long run.

    3. I think it's time to update your bathroom storage situation with these satisfying lil' organisers. They'll keep cotton pads, balls, and buds free from dust while offering you easy access!

    4. Speaking of cotton buds, this reusable LastSwab is meant to replace 1,000 single-use ones! It's double-ended, easy to clean, and comes with a sweet little travel case.

    5. If you've never been able to get the hang of curling your hair with your old straighteners then you'll be happy to know this genius tool exists. It straightens and curls your locks in one smooth swipe.

    6. You simply can't tell me this Wizard's wand is not a massive upgrade for your boring old remote control. It controls different devices depending on how you turn, twist, or flick it!

    7. IMO, these glass straws are superior to any other style of reusable straw. They're far more comfortable to drink from than metal or silicone ones and my inner child loves the pastel colours!

    8. I don't know who needs to hear this, but I think it's about time you upgraded your headphone sitch to these surprisingly affordable Bluetooth wireless earphones.

    9. If you're trying to cut down your use of paper this year then you'll love this Rocketbook! You can scan and save your notes then completely erase and reuse the paper.

    10. It's easy to neglect the small (but important) things you use every day – case in point: your mangled old hairbrush. Treat your tresses to this bestselling Tangle Teezer instead! The enhanced bristles are designed for painless and optimum detangling.

    11. If you want to boost your iron levels naturally without having to bother with supplements then might I introduce you to this Lucky Iron Leaf? Simply add it to any boiling liquid (e.g. a stew or soup) for ten minutes to release absorbable vegan iron. It's good for around 2,000 uses!

    12. This Ecoegg is more environmentally-friendly than regular laundry detergent and will save you loads of money in the long run. Once the pellets are finished (after around 70 washes) you can buy affordable refills, so you won't be wasting any plastic!

    13. With a 4.8-star average rating from over 43,000 reviews this tablet stand is an undeniable upgrade from your current one!

    14. Forget pressed powder and blotting papers, this reusable oil-absorbing rollerball is your new best mattifying mate! It removes shine without disturbing your makeup or making it look cakey.

    15. This Tile Mate gadget will mean you no longer have to spend an extra 20 minutes each morning looking for your phone/keys/all of the above. Attach it to your often-lost possession and you can literally ring it from your phone, or press the button to make your phone ring (even when it's on silent!).

    16. This high-strength cleaning paste is made using all-natural plant-based ingredients! It's tough on stains, limescale, and more while being kind to the environment.

    17. Customers say these Bluetooth portable speakers are surprisingly affordable considering their high-quality, powerful sound and rich bass!

    18. If you're trying to up your water intake in 2022 then I can't think of a better motivator than this chic water bottle. Not only is it stunning, it's also made of lightweight-yet-durable borosilicate glass to keep your water cold for ages.

    19. If your current iPad case is looking a bit battered and beaten then you'll be glad to know this soft-back origami one exists. It folds up to create a stylish-looking stand!

    20. This satisfying and adorable cable clip will be the best thing that ever happened to your sticky tack-adorned charging wires. The lil' magnetic holder makes it super easy to tuck away any messy cables when they're not in use.

    21. If your family couldn't get enough of the Exploding Kittens game over the festive period then they'll be thrilled to see you bought this 'You've Got Crabs' expansion pack!

    22. Want to upgrade your doorbell without forking out a small fortune? This wireless doorbell and receiver set is easy to install and under £17!

    23. This portable humidifier is great for keeping your airways clear and your plants healthy during Central Heating Season. It's super quiet, doesn't take up much space, and let's be honest, looks far more stylish than your current clunky one!

    24. Finally, if you love to have the most up-to-date gadgets at all times, you can trade in your used Amazon devices and receive a gift card in exchange!