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    20 Random Things I Can Already See Myself Using All The Freakin' Time

    DEET-free insect repellant, produce-saving pods, and more!

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    1. A bottle of DEET-free insect repellant that'll protect you from errant bug chompers. It has a citronella base and a refreshing citrus-vanilla fragrance that won't leave you stinky and sticky.

    Someone holding up a bottle of the deet-free insect repellant
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    Get it from Free People for $22.

    2. This motion-sensing indoor camera that'll let you keep an eye on all the comings and goings in your home. It has a wide angle lens (ideal for large spaces) and is equipped with night vision, so it's perfect for use as a baby monitor, too.

    The petite indoor camera perched on a terrazzo pillar
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    Connect your device to the companion app to unlock more features, like smoke alarm detection, Alexa-enabled voice command, and two-way talk (so you can tell your pupper to get off the couch).

    Get it from ecobee for $129.99.

    3. A pack of silicone drinking straws that are actually convenient for on-the-go usage. It comes with four carrying cases AND cleaning wands, so you won't have to squish a dirty straw into your bag ever again.

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    The set comes with ten straws, four carrying cases, and four cleaning wands.

    Get it from Nordstrom Canada for $30.

    4. A refillable soap bottle that'll help you skip the single-use versions. It's made of shatter-resistant glass and has a helpful silicone grip to keep it from sliding around your counter (or out of your hands) when you're washing up.

    The pyramid-shaped glass soap dispenser next to cleaning brushes
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    The brand even makes soap refills that are packaged in recyclable cartons to help you minimize your carbon footprint even more.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.49.

    5. An electrical wire cover that'll help you hide the slew of cables currently collecting dust in your home. It can be mounted it on your wall or laid on any surface and has four separate openings to prevent tangles.

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    The perforated front prevents overheating.

    Get it from Simons for $20.

    6. This 2-in-1 PopSocket phone stand and AirPods case that'll keep your most-used gadgets in one convenient place. Switch out the top when you're ready to ditch the headphones, or clip on the keychain attachment for the AirPods case if you'd like to go phone free.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25.

    7. This multitasking facial treatment that'll help revive your sweaty summer face. It's loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants that'll help keep your pores unclogged, your skin clear, and your complexion refreshed (no matter how high that mercury climbs).

    A person squeezing some of the mask out of the tube into their open palm
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    You can use it as a primer, a lightweight leave-on mask, or full-on treatment. It's even gentle enough to use as a moisturizer when your skin's misbehaving.

    Get it from Free People for $35.

    8. A pair of pocket-sized silicone bags that'll contain all your teeny-weeny things. They have a leakproof pinch-lock closure, so you can even use 'em as a mini water bottle or juice bag when you're out and about.

    A person holding several colours of the silicone baggies in front of their face
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    They're also dishwasher safe, so you won't have to scrub them by hand if they get a bit dingy.

    Get a pair from Free People for $13.99.

    9. A wall-mounted soap tray that'll double as extra storage in your bathroom. It'll help keep your bars from getting gunky and is strong enough to hold all your loofahs and brushes, too.

    A pair of flamingo-shaped soap dispensers
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    You won't even need to take out your toolkit for this one — It comes with a strong adhesive backing that won't damage your walls if you ever decide to move it.

    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $11.69 (available in three sets and in four other styles).

    10. A fridge deodorizer that'll outlast baking soda and save you tons of cleaning time. It's fragrance free, leakproof, and can be used in your freezer, too, to keep things smelling fresh.

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    It's designed to last six months and is completely fragrance free.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $43.87.

    11. A set of reusable press-on nails that'll dress up your tips in less time than it takes to say, "Dang, I need a manicure." You won't have to wait for the polish to dry or risk smudging your artwork — just press on and go!

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    The kit comes with 24 tips in varying sizes, a dual-ended buffer and file, cuticle stick, and non-toxic glue.

    Get a set from Free People for $16 (available in eight styles).

    12. A set of fruity drink markers that'll help you and your pals keep track of your beverages. They're made of plush felt that won't scratch or chip your expensive glassware (and is easy to wash, too).

    A set of felt fruit-shaped drink markers next to a full wine glass
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    Get a set of 12 markers from Simons for $2.99.

    13. A cute camera cover that'll help protect your privacy while you're using your fave device. It's made of soft, flexible silicone that'll adjust to fit perfectly, whether it's over a laptop or cell phone.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95 (available in five styles).

    14. A set of sleek and chic porcelain mixing bowls that will let you go from prep to storage in a snap. They come with matching lids equipped with handy date dials, so you'll never have to guess if your food is past its prime.

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    They’re super durable, resisting chips, cracks, dings, and scratches — and yes, they’re even dishwasher, freezer, and oven safe. Each set comes with four bowls in varying sizes (plus corresponding lids).

    Get the set from Amazon Canada for $28.04.

    15. This surface protectant that'll repel water, dirt, and just about anything else Mother Nature can throw at it. It'll create a UV-resistant hydrophobic surface that'll make messes bead up, instead of sinking in.

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    It's ideal for all kinds of surfaces — even paint, rubber, and glass.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.95.

    16. A silicone ice tray that'll make extra-long cubes to tuck into all your water bottles. Somehow it's even easier to use than traditional trays, too — it has a rigid steel frame to help prevent spills and a fitted lid to keep freezer stink out.

    A flatlay of the ice tray filled with extra-long ice sticks, surrounded by fresh lemons
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    Plus, each compartment can be popped out individually, which means no more cracking trays or wrestling with stubborn ice.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.75.

    17. This paw-healing balm that'll soothe your pet's dry, cracked feeties. It's super easy to apply (swipe, swipe, swipe!) and can be used anywhere else your fur baby's got a booboo, like on their nose or ears.

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    The formula's all natural, too.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $22.

    18. These produce-saving crisper inserts that'll extend the life of your fruits and veggies. They contain carbon filters that absorb ethylene gas (the stuff that makes produce wilt) and even have helpful dials to let you know when it's time to replace them.

    One of the produce savers inside a crisper surrounded by fresh produce
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    Go ahead and grab yourself a few replacement filters, too (they're designed to last for up to 90 days).

    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $20.23 (also available with suction cups).

    19. A set of reusable bottle caps that'll keep your drinks fresh 'til the last drop. They form an airtight seal that'll even keep bubbles from escaping (yes, even from beer and champagne).

    A tub of beer bottles, each one stopped with one of the silicone caps
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    Definitely keep these in mind if you ever decide to take up home brewing or DIY kombucha!

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    20. And finally, this extra-long cleaning brush that'll snatch all the gunk hiding in the nooks and crannies of your drinkware. Its delicate silicone fronds are gentle enough for your fancy stemware (while still being tough on stuck-on messes).

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.25.

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