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    20 Stress-Free Ways To Help You Improve Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

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    1. Use this freestanding electric stove heater with realistic flames and burning logs to add a dose of coziness to any room — no construction required!

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    You can use the remote to fire it up, and set a nice, comfortable temperature on the built-in thermostat.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $109.99+ (available in five sizes).

    2. Bring the outdoors in with these peel-and-stick wall decals. They'll help you create the urban jungle of your dreams with literally zero effort, and are a super quick way to change the vibe of a space.

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    Reviewers say they're easy to install, and can be repositioned multiple times without losing their stick.

    Get a sheet on Amazon Canada for $22.86+ (available in three styles).

    3. Update your living space quickly and inexpensively with this linen-blend decorative pillowcase that'll freshen up any room. The fabric is soft, but still super durable. Use them for an impromptu nap, or during a good ol' fashioned pillow fight. They'll hold up just fine.

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    If you don't have any inserts at home, don't fret! You can get a fluffy down one here, or a hypoallergenic synthetic insert here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.75 (available in three sizes and 37 prints).

    4. Breathe new life into old drawers with these hand-painted ceramic knobs that'll add a vintage flair to even the most plain bathroom or kitchen.

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    Each piece is unique, and because of their longer posts, can even be used to replace knobs on antique furniture. Consider them your revamping secret weapon!

    Get a set of 20 knobs on Amazon Canada for $30.96+ (available in four colours).

    5. Flush away your worries with this bestselling bidet attachment. It fits right over your existing toilet and is made of metal, ceramic, and braided steel (unlike traditional plastic!) so you know it's going to last.

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    It also comes with everything you need to get it up and running, plus an 18-month warranty, so there's no such thing as a ~bad day~ with this bidet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.57 (also available in blue).

    6. Change the colour scheme of any room with this double-sided sherpa blanket faster than you can say, "Paint costs HOW much?!" Reviewers love how soft and cuddly it is. And it's a big hit with pets, too!

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    It deflects lint and pet hair, so you'll spend more time cuddling, and less time washing. But, if you DO need to wash it, be mindful that when wet, this blanket can get VERY heavy, so be careful not to overload your washing machine!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.76+ (available in four sizes and nine colours).

    7. Add privacy and soften natural light on any window or glass surface with this frosted window film. It's cheaper than frosted windowpanes, and because it doesn't use any glue for installation, you can rest easy knowing its non-toxic, too.

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    It also blocks up to 96% of UV rays while still allowing natural light to flood in, so your home won't look any darker after adding it to your decor. Reviewers say installation is super easy, but they recommend using painter's tape to secure the edges — the sheet might roll up on itself!

    Get a sheet on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in two colours, and three sizes).

    8. Show off your cool, hipster side with these retro vinyl coasters. They'll add just the right amount of nostalgia to your decor while keeping all your furniture clean and damage free, because even IKEA furniture deserves to be treated with respect.

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    These are a bestseller for a reason; reviewers love their excellent quality, and some even use them simply as decoration!

    Get a set of six on Amazon Canada for $4.42.

    9. Use this cabinet turntable to keep your cabinets from getting overcrowded and messy. You won't even realize how much space your artisanal hot sauce collection is taking up in the fridge until it's nicely organized on this non-skid disc.

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    Reviewers love their low profile, and how multipurpose they are! You can use them literally anywhere, whether it's the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, or even a kid's room. Just make sure you measure your intended space prior to ordering!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.19+ (available in three sizes).

    10. Use some of these picture frames as an excuse to dust off those old family photographs and put them (finally) on display. The cool, sleek frame and classic matting lend themselves really well to creating an easy gallery wall at home. You can also supplement the collage-style frame with some individual frames for added visual interest.

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    The frames are made of solid wood and tempered glass — no more flimsy particle board, or plastic that gets scratched up and dull in a minute. You can also hang them vertically or horizontally. I'd recommend getting yourself a pack of these Command picture-hanging strips, so you can effortlessly change up your new gallery without any damage to your wall paint.

    Get the frames on Amazon Canada for $9.99+ (available in five colours, six sizes, and seven packs).

    11. Control the lighting in your entire house with these programmable wireless remote control power outlets, that'll also help eliminate wasteful power usage. They're great if you're always forgetting to turn the lights off (looking at you, Andrew), or if mobility is an issue.

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    They're not compatible with Alexa devices, but with one remote to control them ALL, they literally couldn't be any more convenient. Reviewers love being able to turn off the lights without getting out of bed, or settle arguments over who has to turn off the Christmas lights!

    Get a pack of five outlets and two remotes on Amazon Canada for $42.99.

    12. Give your kitchen the fastest update ever without breaking your budget by replacing your old faucet with this contemporary spring-handled version. Reviewers say it's easy to install, resistant to rust and oxidization, and will make your kitchen look like it belongs on Top Chef.

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    The pull-down faucet is extremely handy for rinsing and washing dishes, while the traditional faucet means you can still wash your fruits and veggies (and your hands, too, I guess), without needing to use one hand to keep the faucet from spraying out of control like a firehose. If you're looking to give your bathroom an update, too, check out this matte black option.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $116.99+ (available in four finishes).

    13. Give the air in your home a deep clean with this HEPA air purifier. This ultra quiet little gadget has a three-stage filtration system that captures pet hair, dander, smoke, mold, dust particles, odour, plus 99.97% of allergens.

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    It also has three fan speeds, so you know it's strong enough to address even the nastiest air conditions. Plus, it's available in a compact size, too, that's perfect for bedrooms (or bathrooms 😒).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119.99 (available in black and white).

    14. It might not be the sexiest thing, but this stretchy sofa slipcover might be just the thing for updating old living room furniture. Sofas are expensive, so give your existing one a facelift instead of wasting your money on a new one. And this cover is made of a single piece of soft fabric (hello, speedy installation), is extremely stretchy thanks to a hearty dose of Spandex, and is really easy to care for.

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    Unlike other sofa covers, this one LITERALLY just slips right on. Each order comes with foam stick inserts so you can easily tuck in any extra fabric for a nice, seamless finish. And if it ever gets dirty, peel it right off and toss in the machine — just make sure you use the cold water cycle so you don't damage the elastic fibres. If you're looking for something a bit more durable (i.e. if you have pets, and need waterproofing and slip-resistance), this furniture cover might be a better option.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99+ (available in seven sizes, and ten colours).

    15. Infuse your bedroom with a dose of colour and personality with this quilted microfibre bedspread. It'll change the ~vibe~ faster than falling asleep on your luxurious new bedspread.

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    Its rich, fade-resistant colour means you'll have it for years to come, and because it resists wrinkles, too, it might be the most low-maintenance home update you'll ever do. You're welcome.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99+ (available in three sizes and eight colours).

    16. Light up your life (and your house) with these dimmable touch-activated table lamps that allow you to toggle between three brightness levels and multiple colours. They're a great affordable choice for creating ambiance and atmosphere!

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    Touch anywhere on the base to activate the lamp, adjust brightness, or cycle through the colours. You can also get a mini version here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    17. Add warmth and character to a room with this plush area rug. And since it's available in 22 different colours and four sizes, it's sure to make a great addition to any space — the living space, home office, sitting area, wherever!

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    Reviewers love the non-slip backing and super fluffy texture.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (available in 22 colours, and four sizes).

    18. Add some greenery to your home with these adorable mini faux plant pots. Their lush green tops will add just the right amount of colour and brightness, but they're still tiny enough to pop onto a bare shelf, on a side table, or even on a kitchen counter.

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    Unlike real plants, these babies have an unlimited lifespan. No watering, no fertilizing, and best of all, NO STRESS. The pots are made of paper pulp (eco-friendly AND cute), so I actually advise NOT to water these. Reviewers love how versatile they are, so feel free to experiment and move them around as much as you like! You can also check out hanging plants, or larger, free-standing versions, too, if those are more your style.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    19. Easily cover up bare or damaged walls with this funky wall tapestry. This often-underrated piece of decor quickly transforms any space, and can be taken down and washed without any hassle. You can also use it as a table cloth, for another design hack!

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    Reviewers love how lightweight it is (easy for hanging!), without compromising on colour and design saturation. And it comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so this is one home update you won't regret trying.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    20. And finally, take your bathroom or kitchen from "meh," to "mind-blowing," with this peel-and-stick backsplash tile. No more contractors, messy renovations, or smelly installation glues with these easy-to-install tiles — literally peel off the backing, and apply to a clean, smooth surface.

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    And if you feel like switching it up again, removal is just as easy, too. Just heat up the surface using a hair dryer, and gently pull at the corners. Then use a cleaning products (like Goo-Gone) to remove any leftover residue. While they're super versatile, it's worth noting that applying these to surfaces like brick, gypsum, stucco, or plywood isn't the best idea.

    Get a pack of six 10"x10" sheets on Amazon Canada for $28.99+ (available in three styles).

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