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    65 Brilliant Little Products That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Because life is hard enough already.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This TubShroom drain protector with over 24,000 reviews (!!!) that will help capture all gross shower debris. This is PEAK #grossbutsatisfying.

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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).

    2. 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.

    3. A ravioli maker that'll take the strain and effort out of whipping up a batch of these delicious pockets. This maker will ensure you get uniform results every time.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    4. A pocket-sized espresso maker that makes brewing a hot, delicious cup of espresso easy, peasy, coffee squeezy. It's designed to be completely portable — and you don't need any electricity or batteries, either.

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    Reviewers are totally obsessed! They've used it while camping, staying in hotel rooms, or just at the office, and they all agree that this guy may be small, but he's mighty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $96.90+ (available in three colours).

    5. These self-watering plant pots that use a cotton rope uptake system to not only eliminate the need for daily waterings, but also keep you from drowning your plants.

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    You can even hang these bad boys, if you prefer to keep your shelves and windowsills free.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in three colours).

    6. This flexible drain millipede that will help you snake a clogged drain with ease. The 4,000 micro-hooks will snag any gunk before it causes unfortunate plumbing problems. And with an extendable length of up to 18 inches, it'll wind around any bends and curves with ease.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.95 (available in two colours).

    7. This cast iron garlic roaster that'll help take the guesswork out of making these little golden nuggets. It even comes with a silicone squeezer to help extract them— goodbye, scorched fingertips!

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    It's also an easy way to cut down on single-use materials (like tin foil)!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.31.

    8. This cult-fave Batiste Dry Shampoo spray, because life is unpredictable and sometimes you need an instant refresh right now please. It also has a really refreshing scent to help mask any unpleasant smells your hair may have absorbed since its last wash.

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    Just spray, massage through, brush, and watch as your hair is restored and revitalized.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.97.

    9. These no-tie shoelaces with over 6,000 reviews that'll help when you don't quite remember if the rabbit goes IN the hole or AROUND it (send help). They're suitable for every shoe, and just about every user!

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    With the special Xpand Lacing System, your laces will stay locked in place — no adjustment necessary. Simply trim to fit, lace 'em up, and you're done!

    Get a pair of laces on Amazon Canada for $12.99 (available in 37 colours).

    10. This compact cold brew coffee maker that takes the guesswork out of making your fave low-acid caffeinated beverage. It automatically starts brewing the moment it's placed over the carafe. Plus, the petite design won't clog up your counter or fridge.

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    The carafe also comes with a cork seal to keep the concentrate fresh after brewing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.83.

    11. These nutrient-dense fertilizer spikes that will keep your greenery happy and healthy (even when you forget to water them). They can even help revive those on the verge of death, and save you from unnecessary plant funerals.

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    One package has enough spikes to keep a plant fed for two months.

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $8.29.

    12. This set of lazy kitchen tools that'll rest easily on the edge of your cookware, and keep the rest of your kitchen free from sauce splatter (#bless). The durable silicone is heat resistant to 260°C, so don't stress if you forget about them when you pop your dish in the oven.

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    Reviewers also love how sturdy they are, and that they don't bend like other silicone utensils.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.70+ (available in two colours).

    13. This pore-cleansing face mask with over 2,000 (!!!) five-star reviews that feels like a powerwash for your face. Just make sure to limit use time to 10 minutes max to avoid irritation.

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    Reviewers love its ability to deeply detoxify and refresh the skin with all natural ingredients, leaving it soft and smoother than a baby's bum. Read a full review of the mask here.

    Get a one-pound tub on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    14. This shirt folding board that'll help you work smarter, not harder. It will transform that ever-growing pile of clothes on your clothes chair (we all have one) into a neat, fresh-smelling stack worthy of Marie Kondo.

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    It's literally a three-step process.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in five colours).

    15. An eggshell peeler that'll save you the trouble of picking every shell fleck off your hard-boiled eggs. Getting the entire shell off is as easy as cracking, inserting, and peeling.

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    The plastic "blade" is kid friendly for maximum boo-boo prevention, and can also be used to crack raw eggs during baking.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.24.

    16. This miraculous cleaning goo that'll scoop up all the dust and crumbs from between the buttons on your keyboard. The slightly tacky and biodegradable material is lightly scented with lemon, and won't irritate skin, either!

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    The best part is that it can be used over and over again — when the goo starts to get dark and grimy, it's time to replace.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    17. A salad chopper and bowl that can cut through cheese, veggies, fruit, and lettuce, so you can craft the perfect healthy meal with ease. Reviewers say it's a must-have if you're trying to eat more greens.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.24. You can also purchase the salad chopper individually.

    18. A shaving apron that attaches to any bathroom mirror and catches all beard shrapnel before it coats your entire bathroom. You'll never have to pick all the little hairs from your countertop again.

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    It also makes a great gift for any bearded people in your life.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.65 (also available in black).

    19. These waterproof packing pouches that'll streamline your packing process, and keep your luggage looking spick and span. The three main ones have handy mesh tops that'll allow you to see exactly what's inside, so finding what you're looking for has never been easier.

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    There are few things more frustrating than tossing all your shit around in your bag, only to learn that your fave top was right on top to begin with. This set comes with special bags for laundry and underwear, too (so someone doesn't accidentally see your dirty laundry 😏), plus a multipurpose flat zippered bag.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $24.88 (available in three colours).

    20. This grabber tool will help you get a grip on things when life is just too much to handle. Remote stuck under the couch? Grab'er. Bag of snacks too far away? Grab'er.

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    It's made of lightweight aluminum, has an extendable reach of up to 32 inches, and a maximum grip of 2.2 pounds. It's also great for those with mobility issues, and with its foldable design, it's perfect to use just about anywhere you need an extra hand.

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

    21. These microfibre mop slippers that'll get your floors clean before you even get a chance to extricate the mop out of the back of the closet. Consider dusty and grimy floors a thing of the past.

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    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $11.03+ (available in sizes 6-11, and in four colours).

    22. This easy-to-use salad spinner that's as handy to have as it is fun to use. Unlike the salad spinners of the past, isn't crank-operated, so it requires basically zero effort.

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    Pushing the large button on the lid takes your greens out for a vigorous spin, while the smaller button slows down the contraption when you're done drying your leaves. It's a great tool for anyone with mobility or coordination issues!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.69.

    23. This all-in-one shampoo, conditioner, body, face, and beard wash for men that'll help shave entire MINUTES off your shower routine, leaving you free to lounge, relax, or catch up on Netflix.

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    It's also free of parabens, SLS, and DEA!

    Get an eight-ounce bottle on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    24. A divided cutlery holder that stacks your forks, knives, and spoons on top of each other. It only takes up a fraction of a drawer so you have more space for cooking tools and knickknacks.

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    Say goodbye to accidentally stabbing yourself with a loose knife!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99 (also available for knives, and utensils and gadgets).

    25. This sensor soap pump with over 200 five-star reviews that'll keep your counter from getting glopped up with dried soap. And since it's motion activated, you won't be sharing germs with everyone else in your house.

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    The see-through cartridge will help you keep track of how much soap you have, so you'll know when to pick up more. It's battery-operated, so make sure you stock up on some AA batteries, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.99+ (available in two colours).

    26. A magnetic organization rack that'll fit right on the door of your fridge. It has space for jars, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and everything else you find yourself reaching for often.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.40. If your fridge door isn't magnetic or you're strapped for space, here's a mounted alternative you can put just about anywhere.

    27. A portable dog paw cleaner that'll get your fur baby's paws squeaky clean after a messy walk in the park. All you need is a little bit of water to get things going. Plus, it's small enough to throw in your bag!

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    The soft silicone bristles are super gentle on paws, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.66+ (available in three colours and three sizes).

    28. This bathtub storage basket that'll keep all the lil' rubber duckies safely stored after bath time. Just pop it over the edges of the tub!

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    The slatted design makes drainage super easy, the toys inside won't get mildewy or stinky. And with the handy divider, you can also store baby shampoo and other bath products in there, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.97.

    29. This Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer that's the next best thing to having a celebrity hairstylist on call. It's a blowdryer, round brush, plus a slew of volumizing and smoothing products — all in one, easy-to-use tool.

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    The oval design and ceramic coating will keep your hair shaft smooth AF while it dries, and the round edges will give you the volume of your dreams. Customers love how easy it is to use, and how many tools it replaces.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $64.96 (also available in mint).

    30. These rolling wire baskets that'll turn the unused space under your bed into an ideal hiding place for things like extra blankets, linens, thick sweaters, or just about anything else you can't find a place for. You'll be on a roll with tidying in no time.

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    You don't need any tools to assemble these babies, either. And reviewers say they're super sturdy, too! If your bed sits a bit close to the ground, don't fret — snag yourself a few of these bed risers and you're good to go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $43.33.

    31. This handheld SharkNinja vacuum cleaner that'll help you keep your miscellaneous home messes to an absolute minimum while taking up a mere sliver of real estate.

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    The lightweight design makes it easy to take this powerful little tool into the car, the dining room, or anywhere else that needs to suck just a little bit less. And the ion charger doubles as an accessory stand!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $181.95.

    32. A makeup palette organizer so you can reach for your favourite with ease. It'll keep them from getting banged up and 🥺broken🥺 while you're digging around your makeup bag. Plus, it'll save you a TON of time!

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    Don't forget to add on some cups for keeping your brushes tidy, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.10 (other items in this collection also available).

    33. This toilet bowl brush with rubbery bristles that'll help give your toilet a deep scrub without collecting grime. The ventilated holder will keep toilet water from splashing all over your bathroom, too.

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    It'll keep your throne looking regal, without cluttering up your space with extra tools. The mounted base means you can even put it on your wall, if you like!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.98.

    34. A neat little squeegee that'll help keep your glass shower looking spick and span. And with a suction cup attachment, it'll help keep your space (and your shower) clear and tidy.

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    It's extendable, too, so you can get those pesky hard-to-reach spots.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.08.

    35. These eco-friendly silicone swabs that you can use the same way as traditional cotton swabs. And since they're reusable, they're a way more sustainable alternative to cotton buds.

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    They've got varying tips and textures, and all you need is water and a dab of soap to get them clean and ready to use again. And they come in a handy carrying case!

    Get a case of two swabs on Amazon Canada for $4.99 (available in five colours).

    36. These indexed plastic cutting boards that fit neatly into a plastic storage case, and will help keep your counter space neat and uncluttered. Each cutting board is labelled for a different raw food, too, to prevent cross contamination.

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    They also have neat little crumb-catching edges and non-slip feet to prevent your food prep from turning your kitchen into a disaster zone.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $33.78+ (available in three sizes and five styles).

    37. This sandwich maker that's a one-stop-shop for breakfast. It can replace several frying pans AND a toaster, minimizing mess and clean-up.

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    It makes two sandwiches in under two minutes, and even has a built-in timer so you know the *precise* second you can mow down on your delicious creation.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    38. This grocery bag holder and dispenser that's perfect if you're the type of person who has 100 plastic bags stashed under their kitchen sink (ahem, me). It'll keep the bags organized, accessible, and will actually motivate you to reuse them.

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    Reviewers love how much space this accessory saves. Plus, it comes with two mounting options to make it even easier on you.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    39. This Did You Feed the Dog? tracker that'll save you from wondering if your fluffy friend has already had breakfast or not. With the flick of a tab, you'll be able to keep track of when your fur baby eats (and make sure you never forget again).

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    It can be mounted on any magnetic surface, but it also comes with sturdy 3M adhesive stickers so you can mount just about anywhere. If your pet is more Felix and less Fido, you can snag a Did You Feed the Cat? tracker here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.95.

    40. A set of nesting kitchen utensils that'll keep your most useful tools easily accessible. It has all the tools you need to whip up a delicious meal — just pop them back into the magnetic storage stand once you're done to keep things tidy!

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    They're also dishwasher safe, and heat resistant up to 200°C, so you know they're as hard-working as they are useful.

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $34.39+ (available in three colours).

    41. This food container lid organizing rack that'll prevent endlessly stressful mornings trying to match the container with its top. Much like socks, they always seem to end up un-paired.

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    There's literally no set up required, either — just pop it in your drawer or cabinet, and enjoy your newfound peace.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.64.

    42. These small, but mighty Bioré deep cleansing pore strips that'll suck all the crap out of your pores. Bonus: They're SUPER satisfying to look at once removed!

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    Get a pack of six strips on Amazon Canada for $5.98 (available in five formulas).

    43. A pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, because no one needs to know that your hard-boiled eggs exploded all over your kitchen because you got too distracted by Netflix (just me? Great).

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    These extra durable pads make short work of all (yes, all) messes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.98.

    44. These stainless steel tongue scrapers will help remove all the toxins and bacteria left behind by regular brushing and flossing.

    These little guys will remove all that build-up, easy-peasy. They're rust proof, reusable, non-toxic, and sterilizable, and come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Go forth and scrape!

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    45. A magnetic wall strip that you can attach your knives and scissors to. It takes up zero counter space and keeps your essential prep tools within reach and sight.

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    If your knives aren't magnetic, don't fret. Try this bamboo in-drawer knife organizer instead!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.25+ (available in two lengths, and also in stainless steel).

    46. This HAUS Laboratories Eye Armour kit that comes with undetectable wingtip stickers that'll help you achieve that coveted crisp, winged eyeliner in mere seconds. You'll be able to spend less time getting ready and more time doing literally anything else (like sleeping in).

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    Each kit includes a waterproof, felt-tip eyeliner, and two sizes (five pairs each!) of undetectable wingtip stickers.

    Get the kit on Amazon Canada for $47.

    47. These extra-long bottle cleaning brushes that'll help clean out all your reusable bottles, jars, and wine carafes. The flexible design and fluffy bristles are ridiculously effective against gunk and debris.

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    Whether it's a kombucha bottle, a reusable coffee mug, or a wine carafe, this bendy little baby will get right down to the bottom of the issue. And for all those reusable straws, try these straw brushes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    48. These natural bamboo charcoal deodorizing bags will freshen up your closet, car, laundry room, or just about anywhere else that needs it. They're reusable for up to two years and all you need to do to reactivate them is leave them outside in the sun once a month!

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    They're also awesome for preventing mildew and absorbing excess moisture. They're also 100% organic, so you can just go ahead and toss all those synthetic air fresheners out right now.

    Get a four-pack on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    49. This handy little sock organizer that's about to change your life, because you will NEVER👏LOSE👏A SOCK👏AGAIN. Just slip the dirty socks into the SockDock, throw it in the wash, and revel in your newfound organization.

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    The handy foot-shaped hanger means storage of your new best friend is super easy. Each order comes with two organizers: one for dirty socks, and one for clean socks.

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

    50. A smart plug that'll turn anything you plug in into a voice command-enabled device. Using the Alexa app, control your lights, brew some coffee, or just set the mood with some music. The choice is yours!

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    The best part is that you don't need to invest in a smart home hub in order to take full advantage of these magic plugs — just plug it in!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    51. This powerful liquid cleanser that removes rust, tarnish, soap scum, lime, and hard water deposits to give your bathroom, kitchen, and cookware a high-shine finish.

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    Reviewers can't stop raving about how effective it is at removing stains and build-up with minimal effort. A little goes a long way, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.99.

    52. This genius blade-cleaning brush that's specially designed to make washing cutlery and knives easy-peasy, while storing neatly on the edge of the sink or soap storage container.

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    It's also great for cleaning cutlery, too, if you don't happen to have a dishwasher.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99+ (also available in grey).

    53. These natural and chlorine-free bottle cleaning tablets that will get all your beverage containers cleaner than you thought possible, and won't damage the environment in the process.

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    Each tablet is individually packaged, so it's perfect for use just about anywhere — whether you're camping, travelling, or just detoxing your favourite office mug. Just add water, and watch the dirt fizz away!

    Get a pack on Amazon Canada for $14.99+.

    54. A hand-held pet hair remover that'll help solve even the hairiest problem.

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    With no sticky strips, you can reuse this roller over and over (and over) again, no matter how many times your cat sheds on your favourite sweater. And with a handy dust receptacle, you never have to worry about any sneeze-inducing dander escaping.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.95.

    55. This cute Chilly Mama fridge and freezer odour absorber that's just the ticket to give your fridge a much-needed refresh. Look at her disappointed face. She can't believe you didn't take her home sooner.

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    Bad smells flow in, and fresh air flows out — just fill with baking soda (get some here). This reusable and dishwasher-safe kitchen tool is unquestionably heaven-scent.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.46+ (available in five colours).

    56. This über-handy 19-in-1 multi-tool that will prevent you from ever feeling screwed when you're unprepared for an emergency. It even includes a bottle opener, so you're all set.

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    This multi-tasking portable tool is corrosion resistant and durable. It can open bottles, fix a loose screw, cut open boxes, tighten a bike handle, and more! The only limit to its uses is your imagination.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99 (available in 18-in-1, and in two colours).

    57. This electric brush cleaner and dryer that'll help you say goodbye to gunky makeup brushes. All it takes is 10 seconds to restore your brushes to their former fluffy glory!

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    It also comes with eight silicone adapters, designed to fit almost all makeup brushes on the market.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.80.

    58. This rechargeable hybrid electric trimmer and shaver that'll get your facial hair looking PRIMO. Use one side for precision trimming, and the other for larger shave jobs. Make sure you get yourself some replacement blades, too, to avoid unpleasant tugging and pulling from rusty blades.

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    The dual-sided blade makes precise line work much easier, while the click-on combs make for a fast trim right where you want it. It also has a fast-moving cutter to shave long beard hair down to a comfortable length. You can also get a similar product designed to keep your bikini line looking perfect!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    59. These tiny herb shears are 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. Their unique look and comfortable design make them a great addition to any kitchen.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $22.38 (available in four shear styles).

    60. This palm-sized facial cleansing brush is not only adorable, but also super effective. It removes 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!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $83.15+ (available in five colours).

    61. This mini food processor that'll make meal prep a breeze and save you a TON of money on takeout in the process.

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    Make some budget-friendly, but still delicious, hummus to keep you healthy and satiated. More of a pesto person? This will whip it up in a minute and will make the perfect addition to pasta or chicken. It's compact, powerful, and easy to clean — at least SOMETHING in your life can be simple!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.98+ (available in 10 colours).

    62. 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 use liberally and often!

    Get a dispenser and three rolls on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    63. This 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll prevent any avocado-related injuries the next time they're making brunch. The patented pit remover, serrated blade, and plastic slicer make easy work of this superfood and millennial fave.

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    Take a look at BuzzFeed's full review of this tool!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    64. 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?!

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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.

    65. And these cut-resistant gloves that are basically like kitchen armour. They'll protect hands from mandolines, peelers, graters, and every other knife or blade.

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    They've got helpful little gripper dots, too, so you'll never have to worry about dropping something slippery or smooth.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $6.86+ (available in four sizes).

    Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief:

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