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    35 Creative Problem-Solving Products That Are Blowing My Mind Right Now

    Maybe you've heard of some of these, maybe you haven't. Either way, we can agree they're awesome.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Some silicone dish scrubbers that'll get your pots and pans clean as a whistle β€” and double as hand protectors, too! Thanks to the soft bristles, you'll be able to scrub away caked-on grime, without damaging non-stick cookware. And unlike regular sponges, these don't trap gross particles and become a breeding ground for germs. Plus, they're easy to disinfect!

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    And since they're super soft and flexible, you can also use them to clean glassware, scrub vegetables, or even as a coaster for hot pans.

    Get a set of seven on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    2. These stylish earplugs that are specially designed to retain sound clarity while filtering out harmful or damaging frequencies. Reviewers use them during loud events, while roading motorcycles, or even at home with a rowdy bunch of kids, and say they help protect their hearing without completely deafening the user.

    A profile photo of a person wearing the earplugs
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    Each set comes with both foam and silicone tips in three different sizes, so you can make sure you have the perfect fit.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $39.95 (available in three colours).

    3. This non-stick ice cream scoop, so you can get yourself some delicious frosty dessert without spraining your wrist. Not only does it have a non-stick coating, but the handle is filled with a defrosting fluid that keeps ice cream from clinging to your scoop.

    A person scoops ice cream out of a tub
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    Reviewers love it, saying even ice cream straight out of the freezer stands no chance. You can even use it to scoop cookie batter, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.48.

    4. This dry sunscreen face powder that'll give you the coverage of makeup with the protection of sunscreen. That's me, rockin' the sunscreen β€” no white cast and no greasiness, and it even covers up blemishes, too! It's even great for kids, and since application is a breeze, you won't have to keep them sitting still for long.

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    It's also reef safe and water resistant for up to 40 minutes, and can actually be put on over your makeup. Dust it on your face, on your scalp, or anywhere else you want a sprinkle of extra protection.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.50+ (available in three shades).

    5. This toilet brushwith an attached rim cleaner that'll get your porcelain throne looking brand new. Reviewers love that the silicone bristles don't retain odours, and say they're gentle enough to keep the coating scratch free.

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    Plus, the rim cleaner helps to eliminate pesky rust stains in those hard-to-reach places.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.88.

    6. This shower wine caddy, so you can enjoy your favourite glass of vino while you perform your ablutions. When applied properly, this baby can hold up to seven pounds of liquid β€” it even works on mugs and bottles, so go ahead and get creative.

    A person is bathing with the shower wine caddy attached to the side of the bath tub
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    Some reviewers even use it for their shampoo bottles!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in six colours).

    7. A floating tech strap that'll ensure you never lose another gizmo at the beach or while camping ever again. It's designed for binoculars, cameras, or other small tech, and slips neatly onto your wrist. Reviewers say the vivid colours make it easy to spot wayward items, and have even used it to attach a swim bag to when they're snorkeling.

    The strap is floating above water while the attached camera is seen beneath the surface
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    Just be aware that it's only designed to hold smaller gadgets β€” anything heavier than 200 grams will still sink.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $20.95.

    8. This all-natural shoe deodorizing spray that'll give your fetid footwear a refreshing new lease on life. The blend of peppermint and eucalyptus not only helps to naturally eliminate odours, but can also be used to re-energize tired feet. BRB while I buy 27 bottles for myself.

    An overhead shot of the spray next to two running shoes
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    Reviewers say the refreshing smell doesn't just cover up smells, but actually eliminates them β€” one reviewer even used it on stinky hockey bags!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    9. This magnetic wristband that'll help make home renovation projects a lot less stressful. It's packed with 15 magnets that are so strong, they'll even hold small tools β€” like screwdrivers, pliers, or wrenches. Plus, the whole thing is waterproof so it's great for outdoor projects, too.

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    And the adjustable wrist strap means it'll fit just about any handyperson.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.30.

    10. This rubber pet hair removal brush, because we love our pets but the piles of hair are just πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’. The rubber bristles don't just fling dander and fur around, either β€” they grip it and snag it, making short work of pet clean-up. Plus, the brush is designed to be effective on all kinds of surfaces without scratching off dye or colour.

    A close up of a person using the brush on dusty car seats
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    Reviewers say it even grabs the fur that's somehow threaded its way into fabrics, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.25.

    11. This workout-enhancing cream that'll help boost muscle activity during your next sweat sesh. Think of it like a personal trainer just for your muscles β€” it'll help increase circulation, and promote sweat during exercise, so your workouts are more effective. And since your muscles will be all warmed up, there's less chance you'll accidentally injure yourself, too.

    A glistening person applies the cream to their body before a workout
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    Reviewers love the natural coconut smell, and say it's helped them activate stubborn muscles during their workouts.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    12. This long-armed back scrubber with super soft bristles that'll help you suds up those hard-to-reach areas. Reviewers love the extra long handle, saying it can even be used as a back scratcher or lotion applicator!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.88+ (available in two colours).

    13. This anti-blister balm that'll keep chafing, rubbing, and raw skin at bay. The sweat and moisture resistant formula won't clog your pores, or slip off if it's extra hot out (aka every single day this summer). Plus, it goes on smooth and dry, which means you don't have to wait to put on socks or shoes, either!

    A person glides the foot balm onto the side of their foot
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    Reviewers say it's awesome for helping finicky feet avoid blisters, and is a great ally during the breaking-in period of a new pair of shoes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    14. This bottle drying rack that's designed to keep baby bottles, pacifiers, and breast pump parts from getting gross and mildewy. Don't have a wee one? No worries. It's also fantastic for travel mugs, reusable water bottles, and even French presses.

    A person scrubs a baby bottle before putting it onto the drying rack
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.94.

    15. A special clothes hanger that's designed to save you a TON of space in your closet β€” and also finally give you a place to put your belts, ties, and scarves. Some reviewers have even used it for hanging tank tops!

    The hanger on a closet rack with a tie and a belt hung on it
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    I love that it actually keeps your accessories within sight (instead of hidden away in some drawer).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.31+ (available in three colours).

    16. A waterproof picnic basket that's packed with everything you need to spend a lovely afternoon in the park β€” I'm talking porcelain plates, stainless steel cutlery, wine glasses, and even a waterproof blanket to protect against damp glass. Leather handles make it easy to carry, and the inside is loaded with straps designed to hold every thing in place.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $125.99.

    17. This collapsible drinking straw kit that's all neatly encased in a rose gold keychain. This stainless steel number is great for every size of drink β€” from lil' 12-ounce cups to the big momma 40-ounce ones. And since they're made of metal (and not silicone) they won't absorb flavours, either.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99 (available in 13 colours and two styles).

    18. A little LED-equipped pen that'll help you take down notes in low-light environments, and even comes with an emergency flashlight hidden in the end β€” y'know, just in case. Reviewers say they're awesome for jotting down dreams or ideas in the middle of the night (without waking up your partner).

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    Even though the battery is easily removable, each pen already comes with one so you can get going write away!

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $15.96+ (available in three styles).

    19. This curved lotion applicator that'll make moisturizing your nooks and crannies a lot easier. The curved, banana-like design means you don't have to be an Olympic gymnast to moisture your back, or cover it in sunscreen. Reviewers say it's also great for anyone with shoulder or back injuries!

    A person holds up the long curved lotion applicator
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    20. An mattifying facial roller that will help give your skin a velvety matte finish in seconds. The secret is the volcanic stone that actually sucks up all the oils on your skin's surface while you roll it over your face. And reviewers love that it's an environmentally-friendly alternative to classic blotting sheets!

    A person rolls the facial roller over their face, leaving it looking smooth and oil-free
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    And don't fret if it gets gunky β€” simply twist the top to release the stone then give it a scrub with soap and warm water.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.95.

    21. This body shaver that'll help eliminate unwanted fuzz β€” especially in those hard-to-reach areas. It works wet or dry, and it even has a special safety guard to prevent unpleasant razor burn.

    A person shaves their back with the back blade
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    Reviewers say it's a real game-changer β€” they love that they can not only get rid of unwanted back and shoulder hair themselves, but that the blade itself is super easy to clean, too. Make sure you stock up on refill cartridges, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.95+ (available in two styles).

    22. A pet bathing tool that'll make your pupper's bathtime a lot less stressful (for both you and your pet). Your doggo will think you're petting them, but IN REALITY, you'll be giving them a thorough scrubbin'.

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    Reviewers love how much easier bathing their pets has become, without the need for filling and draining a tub. Plus, the petting motion is a lot more soothing than a standard bath.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.95.

    23. A USB-powered charging hub that'll charge up to four devices at once. The bamboo design is sturdy and minimal, and each section is lined in microfibre to protect your tech while it powers up. And reviewers love that it also helps prevent clutter and tangled cables!

    The charging hub perched on a counter and loaded with tech
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $57.66+ (available in five styles).

    24. This bidet attachment that'll give your bum a spritz of fresh, clean water after you're finished doing your business. It fits easily over your existing ivory throne so you don't have to do any costly renovations. Plus, it takes up minimal space β€” awesome for tiny bathrooms and powder rooms!

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    Reviewers say you don't even need any tools to get it installed. Plus, they all agree that using a bidet has made them feel cleaner *down there* than regular TP alone.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $64.99.

    25. Some waterproof hydrocolloid bandages that will actually help blisters, cuts, minor burns and scratches heal faster. I LOVE that they have a cushioned gel pad which helps to prevent pain and further chafing. And since they keep things protected and clean, your skin can actually focus on repairing itself.

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    I personally use these and love them! I've peeled one of these off to find my blister basically gone. Oh, and they're basically invisible, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.78.

    26. A wooden book holder, so you can prop open your favourite tomes without straining your wrist or hands. The slim design is super lightweight, and is great for anyone who likes to read during their lunch break β€” now you don't have to choose between holding your sandwich or flipping the page! And reviewers say it's made reading to their kids a lot easier, too.

    A hand using the tool to prop open a book
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99 (available in three sizes).

    27. This mini steam iron that'll work just as effectively as its full-size counterpart β€” without taking up all the space. This baby heats up in just 15 seconds, which is awesome if you're halfway out the door and realize that your shirt is unforgivably wrinkly.

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    Reviewers love the rubberized grip on the base which prevents the iron from sliding off your clothes. There's even a steam function to help eliminate stubborn wrinkles!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.40.

    28. This neat little citrus reamer that'll help juice all your fruits (without unleashing the scourge of seeds into all your food). The colander-like catcher stops seeds and pith from invading your food, while draining all the delicious citrus flavour.

    A person juices a lemon over a bowl where a few seeds are caught in the colander attachment
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    According to reviewers, this neat little gadget is super sturdy β€” and they love that it takes up a lot less space in their drawers than regular juicers!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.16.

    29. This handbag clip, so you can hang your bag literally anywhere. I'm not joking β€” the circular design opens right up so you can clip your purse to the edge of a shower stall, onto a patio table, the handle of a stroller, or anywhere else you need. Plus, it has rubber padding on both edges to keep it from slipping and sliding.

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    Reviewers say it's sturdy enough to hold heavy bags, and can even be used to hang overloaded grocery bags!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.25 (available in seven colours).

    30. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp that'll keep your porcelain throne looking (and smelling) fresh as a daisy, while minimizing chore time in the process. And it's super easy to use, too β€” just stamp it into your toilet bowl and get on with your business!

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    Each pack comes with 24 stamps and each stamp lasts about 12 days. Check out a full review of the Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp (it's #3)!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    31. These ice pop pouches, so you can make your own freezies this summer. Using them couldn't be any easier β€” just blend up your favourite mix of fruits (and booze, if you're feeling spicy), and pour into the resealable sleeves.

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    Reviewers love that they're a healthier alternative to store-bought freeze pops β€” just make sure you use a spout or a funnel to make filling them up easier!

    Get a pack of 18 on Amazon Canada for $4.64 (also available in a pack of 36).

    32. A stainless steel roll-up kitchen rack that'll help with dish drying and kitchen prep, without taking up all your precious counter space. The sturdy design has rubber tips to keep it locked in place, and when you're done, just roll it up and stash away!

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    Reviewers say it's lightweight, easy to clean, and can even be used as an impromptu baking rack or trivet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    33. A couple of beauty product spatulas, so you can get the most out of all your fave skincare. There's nothing worse than tossing out a container with TONS of product still left in it!

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    Read BuzzFeed writer Kaysey Davis' full review of these beauty product spatulas (it's #1)!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $9.28.

    34. This highly-rated hair finishing cream that'll help you corral all those wispy baby hairs into place, and give your mane a polished look. Even people with short hair, like me, can benefit β€” even though I can't wear my hair up, God help me if I blow dry my hair wrong! This lil' tube helps bust Alfalfa hair like nobody's business.

    A photo of the finishing cream next to a before and after shot of a person's hair, where the after shot is smooth and frizz free
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.98.

    35. And finally, an antimicrobial button pusher that'll help you open doors, press the elevator buttons, and use ATMs without actually using your fingers. This slim tool is designed to attach right to your key ring, so chances are you won't lose it, either.

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    I love that each one also comes with special rubberized tips that'll let you use touchscreens with ease, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in two colours).

    Annoying daily problems? I don't know her.


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