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    41 Small Things That'll Make A Really Big Difference

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    1. These wristbands that'll help mitigate sea and motion sickness in kids and adults alike. This drug-free method uses gentle acupressure to help ease all manner of nausea — even morning sickness.

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    Reviewers have used these for sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, morning sickness, and even for video game motion sickness — all to great success!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $16.52.

    2. These liquid chalk markers that'll help you create custom signs, label your pantry items, doodle on blackboards, or make lovely art on just about any surface.

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    It may seem like a silly thing, but y'all, I am totally obsessed with my chalk markers. I decant and label all my spices, herbs, flours, and grains, and since the marker washes off easily with water, I can re-use and re-label all my containers when I'm done.

    Get a pack of four fine-tip pens on Amazon Canada for $12.95 (available in four different packs).

    3. An identity theft prevention stamp that'll block out your sensitive information whenever you toss bills, receipts, or mail in the trash. Protecting your privacy is as easy as rolling the stamp over the info you'd like to hide. No, really!

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    The ink dries super fast, too, so you don't have to worry about smudges.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99+ (available in four colours and two packs).

    4. This eucalyptus eye mask that'll help stimulate relaxation and soothe puffy eyes. It's an awesome solution to stuffy sinuses, too. Heat it up to release the detoxifying eucalyptus scent and help unclog plugged-up noses, or pop it in the freezer to maximize the ~chill out~ effects.

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    Some reviewers mention it also helps ease painful headaches!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.54.

    5. This nourishing coconut and fig hair mask that'll transform your locks into smooth, glossy strands after just one use. The detangling applicator brush helps to distribute the product evenly, so you can say good-bye to over-processed, crispy, damaged hair.

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    Reviewers can't enough of the smell and the formula, and they say the results are the real deal. A little goes a long way, too! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the mask here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $64.90.

    6. These cactus dryer balls that'll help aerate your laundry. Those cute lil' spines aren't just for aesthetics, either — they actually fluff up your laundry, so things like towels will always feel plush and soft after a wash.

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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $34.36.

    7. Some interlocking drawer organizers that'll help keep all your knickknacks in order. Each modular piece snaps onto the others, so you can switch and swap things around as you need. And since each kit contains boxes of varying length and width, you'll find a home for just about anything.

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    Get a set of eight pieces on Amazon Canada for $14.25.

    8. These cedar clothes protectors and moth repellants, so you don't have to stress that your out-of-season clothing has turned into a snack for bugs. There's nothing worse than pulling out your favourite sweater, only to find it's been munched on.

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    Get a set of 71 pieces on Amazon Canada for $14.78 (available in three set options).

    9. This cute zippered wet bag, so you can store wet clothes, toiletries, electronics, or just about anything else — without worrying about it getting soaked. They're great for on-the-go moms, too!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.69+ (available in 12 colours).

    10. This extra-large sport umbrella that'll help you make the most of the outdoors this season. It'll help keep the sun out of your eyes, sure, but the convenience doesn't stop there. The tethered side panels are awesome at blocking out wind or rain, so you never have to worry about inclement weather ruining your day.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $78.25+ (available in two colours).

    11. This set of ultra sharp sewing scissors that are honestly so handy, I keep a pair in every room of my house (no, I'm not joking). Since they're spring-loaded, they're easy on the hands, and their super fine tip will let you snip seams, open packages, and even trim loose threads on clothing.

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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    12. These reusable silicone straws that are thick enough to pair with your favourite smoothie — or just pop into a nice frosty glass of iced coffee. Each set comes with five straight and five bent straws, so you can swap 'em out depending on what you're drinking.

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    Get a set of 10 straws and two cleaning brushes on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    13. This neat little electric foot file that'll help get your tootsies feeling softer than a baby's bum. Instead of sloughing off tough skin by hand, this baby does all the work for you — plus, it actually collects all the debris, instead of letting it fly around like sawdust made of human skin.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.98.

    14. This purifying cap that'll sanitize the contents of your water bottle using powerful UV rays. This USB-rechargeable lid shoots disinfecting light into the depths of your bottle, killing 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria. It lasts for up to a week on a single charge, too!

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    Get the cap and a stainless steel water bottle on Amazon Canada for $109.95.

    15. These brightly-coloured acupressure mats that'll help ease foot aches and pains, plus they'll help improve circulation. If you've been sitting a lot lately (like me), these are honestly a blessing — throw them under your desk and give 'em a good knead to keep your feet feeling great and energized.

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    Get them on Amazon Canada for $33.29+ (available in five colours).

    16. This vegan hyaluronic acid serum that will deliver intense hydrating results for a glowing complexion. Plus, it helps to regulate oil production, and is a great makeup primer. You can even mix it into serums, face creams, or highlighter!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.

    17. These awesome webcam covers that'll fit on basically all your devices and keep you protected from hackers and weird peeping Toms. While there are literally millions of different versions of this product online, I love that these are designed to install only once — they have a handy slider that allows you to use your camera when you want to, and protect your privacy when you don't.

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    Plus, they're super thin and easy to install.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $7.99 (available in two packs).

    18. This anti-chafe stick that'll help protect your skin from rubbing and irritation. This allergen-free miracle will make things like blisters and raw, red skin a problem of the past. Just swipe it on wherever you need and get on with your day.

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    Plus, it's sweat and moisture resistant, while still letting your skin breathe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99+ (available in three sizes).

    19. This precision eyebrow trimmer that'll help those brows perfectly coiffed in between visits to the salon. The precision blades trim super close to the skin, so it won't pull or tug at your tiny hairs. Goodbye, ouchies!

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    Make sure you get yourself some AA batteries here, and trim away!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.98.

    20. These bag holders that'll make it easier than ever to meal prep. Gone are the days where your hands are covered in sauce and chicken juice, and the ziplock won't open, and you try to pry it open with your teeth. Just pop your bags in the holder. That's it. It really can be that simple.

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    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $10.99 (available in two packs).

    21. A hamburger press with a patty ejector, so you can make perfect burgers every single time. This non-stick gadget is fully adjustable, so you can make patties as thick or thin as you like. And the spring plunger packs them just tight enough so they don't disintegrate on the grill.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.

    22. These water socks that'll keep your tootsies protected the next time you want to take a dip in some water (even if it's just at the cottage). They’re super lightweight, plus they have textured bottoms to keep you from slip-sliding around wet decks or accidentally stabbing yourself with lawn debris. They also make fantastic boat shoes!

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    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $10.98+ (available in women's sizes 3.5-14, men's sizes 3-11, and in 26 colours).

    23. This TubShroom drain protector (with over 24,000 reviews!!!) that will help capture all gross shower debris. It's super gross, but ultra satisfying — and you'll never have to snake the drain ever again.

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    It fits neatly inside any standard 1.5-inch tub drain, and can be cleaned by just wiping it off. Read a full review of this handy gadget here.

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

    24. This travel-size sewing kit that'll help you perform emergency mends right on the spot. Snags, rips, lost buttons, and other mishaps can happen anywhere, and now you'll be prepared for it all. Need to rip a seam? Easy. Sweater thread is loose? No problem. You are now the Master of Sewing, and we are not worthy.

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    This kit has pretty much every thread colour you'll ever need, and it's all neatly organized in a handy carrying case!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    25. This bestselling OPI Nail Envy nail strengthener that uses the building blocks of nails (aka calcium and protein) to turn your poor, overworked nails into beautiful, lethal claws. I use it between gel manicures to keep my nails strong and unbreakable.

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    It can be used as a standalone treatment, or as a base coat for your favourite nail colour.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20 (available in four other formulations).

    26. This magical water purifier pod for pets that absorbs impurities and eliminates odours from any water source, giving your pets fresh, clean water all day, every day. One pod is all you need to remove lead, arsenic, chloride, and fluoride from your pet's water bowl for up to six months!

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    The design is brilliant, too. Just pop the pod into its protective shell, and then attach that to the bottom of your pet's bowl with powerful suction cups. You won't have to worry about it getting lost or accidentally swallowed by your pet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $70.93.

    27. These bestselling Tile Mates will help you keep track of all your belongings, no matter how chaotic your life gets. These handy tracking nuggets can be attached to your phone, passport holder, or wallet. Plus, they're compatible with all Alexa devices!

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    Using the phone app, you can make the Tile ring and find your lost item. And if you've lost your phone, double click on the Tile mate to make it ring (even if it's on silent!). There's also a "community find" feature which allows you to enlist the help of other Tile users in finding your lost stuff. They're also available as stickers, or in a slim, credit card shape that's perfect for your wallet.

    Get a four-pack on Amazon Canada for $63.

    28. These all-natural leather cleaning wipes that'll help clean AND protect your favourite footwear. Mud, grime, dust, and even salt stains don't stand a chance. And they're great on all kinds of shoes — even on delicate suede.

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    And because they're all natural, they won't irritate your skin. If you're the proactive type, you can also get the Shoe Rescue wax that'll help you waterproof and protect your shoes.

    Get a pack on Amazon Canada for $8.99 (also available in a pack of individually-wrapped wipes).

    29. This iron fish that'll help to naturally inject iron into your diet. Iron supplements can be pricey and aren't always suitable for everyone, but this little pal is great for pregnant people, vegans, and even kids. All you need to do is slip it into your soups and stocks — you can even throw it into a jug of iced tea!

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    Plus, each purchase price is matched by the Lucky Iron Fish impact fund, which is used to distribute these fish to communities in need.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $50.

    30. A set of these anti-slip clear silicone nose pads that will make wearing any kind of glasses much more comfortable. They're comfy, invisible, and actually do what they say.

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    As someone with a ~slick~ nose bridge, my spectacles always (ALWAYS) slip off my face — until I started using these babies, and now I swear by them. Every customer nose these little pads are great to have on hand (they have a nearly-perfect rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars), so you really can't go wrong.

    Get a set of 12 pairs on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    31. These tiny herb shears that'll help you chop up herbs and veggies faster than you can say, "Wow, what a game-changer!" Their ergonomic design makes them really user-friendly, and the spring-action hinge automatically opens after each cut to reduce hand strain.

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    The stainless steel blades stay sharp for longer, minimizing the need to sharpen. And they can be used by lefties or righties alike!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $25.95 (available in four shear styles).

    32. This palm-sized facial cleansing brush that's not only adorable, but also super effective. It'll remove 99.5% of all dirt and oil build-up, as well as makeup residue and dead skin cells. Just use it for one minute, morning and night, and watch as this little wonder works magic on your skin.

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    It's suitable for all skin types and is hypoallergenic, waterproof, and has two different brush types. It's definitely an investment, but worth it! BuzzFeed writer Maitland Quitmeyer writes, “For me, it has *so* been worth it. My skin feels softer and (with the help of all my favourite products) clearer than ever. The acne scars on my cheeks from a series of breakouts are fading fast, and I get new acre very rarely.” Read her full review here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119 (available in five colours).

    33. This light therapy lamp will not only help with seasonal affective disorder during the dark, moody days of winter, but will also simulate being outdoors when you're stuck inside. A good dose of vitamin D is said to help boost your mood, too!

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    It delivers full spectrum, UV-free light at the flick of a button, so keeping your spirits up has never been easier.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.95.

    34. These silicone noise-cancelling earplugs that are a great, non-medicinal solution to loud neighbours and construction noise. These hypoallergenic plugs are waterproof, reusable, and fit most ear sizes. They'll even adjust a little to your own ear for a custom fit.

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    They're awesome for muffling noisy live events, and protecting your ears during swimming, too!

    Get two pairs on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    35. This double-sided lingerie tape that'll help you keep your sanity (and your outfit) intact. Whether it's a loose strap (annoying) or a plunging neckline (potentially disastrous), a roll of this non-irritating adhesive will go a very long way.

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    It's transparent and won't leave any residue on the skin or on clothing, so feel free to use liberally and often!

    Get a dispenser and three rolls on Amazon Canada for $15.58.

    36. This fabric de-fuzzer that will save your favourite sweater — you know, after you disregarded the washing instructions and "accidentally" threw it in the machine (who has time to hand wash?!). I use mine on basically everything, including dress shirts, hats, and blankets.

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    It's battery-operated and works on any type of fabric, whether it's a pair of wool trousers, a cashmere scarf, or your favourite T-shirt. It even has a lint compartment for easy cleaning. It doesn't come with any batteries though, so get yourself some here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.96.

    37. This measurement converter and cookbook stand that's like having an extra hand in the kitchen. For anyone who hates math (me), this little stand is a huge help — you'll never mix up your measurements again!

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    It keeps your cookbook or tablet elevated (no more frantic cleaning of your favourite cookbook!), and it folds up for easy storage. I can hear you breathing a sigh of relief already.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.50.

    38. This roll-on nail-biting deterrent that's super gross, and will make you never want to put your fingers near your mouth ever again. Reviewers are amazed at how effective it is as a remedy for thumb-sucking and tugging at hangnails, too!

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    The deterrent goes on your nails and nail beds, dries in seconds, and leaves a soft matte finish. It's unscented, plus the applicator looks like a tube of lipgloss, but DON'T BE FOOLED. This ain't no watermelon Lip Smacker. You'll ALMOST forget you're wearing it... until you go for the chomp again.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.49.

    39. The Casper nap pillow that's great for catching some impromptu zzz's when you can't help but doze off. The outer layer is silky-soft for guaranteed comfort, while the inner layer is springy and dense to help keep your head cushioned (no matter where you're sleeping).

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    It also comes with its own pillowcase and travel bag, so you can keep it in the car for those road trip snoozes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.23.

    40. This LED compact mirror that'll help you easily apply lipstick or pop a pesky pimple on the go. It simulates natural daylight, making makeup application, touch-ups, and precision tweezing a breeze. Plus, it has two-sided magnification so you'll never miss a single detail.

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    The LED light also has an incredibly impressive battery life of up to 20,000 hours. It won't burn out or diminish, so throw it into your bag or purse and keep on being fabulous!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in three colours).

    41. And lastly, this mini food processor that'll make meal prep a breeze, and save you a TON of money on take-out in the process. I use mine to make batches of white bean dip, or a quick salad dressing if I don't feel like hand-chopping all the ingredients.

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    It's compact, powerful, and easy to clean — and it has a "chop" and "puree" function so you don't have to worry about turning your salsa fresca into mush.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.98+ (available in five colours).

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