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    30 Cheap Solutions To Expensive Problems

    Fix some of the problems in your life *without* breaking the bank.

    1. A polishing kit to make your dull headlight lenses look like new again.

    2. A pair of bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers so you won't have to give up your fave flats because they became too stinky to wear.

    3. A jewelry cleaning solution that'll leave your precious stones sparkling and deliver dramatic before-and-after photos.

    4. A pack of elastic fasteners, if you have a thick mattress and don't want to replace all your current sheets with ones with extra deep pockets.

    5. A scratch remover to buff out surface blemishes on your car and possibly save you a trip to the auto body shop.

    6. A pack of self-setting rubber for mending your frayed cables so you don't have to shell out $$$ to replace them.

    7. A bra strap extender because your chest size might fluctuate and buying all new bras can be a lot.

    8. A waterproof, zippered cover that'll protect your mattress from all kinds of fluids and pests.

    9. A pair of high heel caps to rescue your damaged pumps — you won't need to drop them off at the shoe repair shop.

    10. A bottle of fabric dye for restoring a pair of old jeans or even a faded duvet cover to its former glory.

    11. A wood polish and conditioner made of beeswax and orange oil — it can completely transform your old cabinets and tables.

    12. A pack of generic melamine sponges (that'll work just as well as the name brand ones but are a lot cheaper) — they can scrub off anything from marks on walls to soap scum, so you can actually get your security deposit back.

    13. A pair of silicone hooks to secure your glasses in place — you shouldn't have to choose between buying new frames or pushing your current ones up every five minutes.

    14. A beauty spatula for digging out the very last bits of that expensive foundation you splurged on so absolutely nothing gets wasted — that stuff adds up!!!

    15. An electric knife sharpener so you can bring dull knives back from the brink of death. And when you're done, it'll fit nicely in the drawers.

    16. A 4-in-1 cleaning brush that'll get rid of the water and dirt marks on your Uggs (and other suede and nubuck shoes).

    17. A terracotta bear to store with your brown sugar — it'll stay soft and moist instead of congealing into an unusable rock.

    18. A pack of fenugreek-infused sheets for extending the shelf life of fresh produce so they won't spoil before you get a chance to eat them.

    19. A ring size adjuster so you don't have to send it to the jewelers for resizing until you're ready.

    20. A bottle of do-it-all cleaner that can banish stains left on your cookware and sink by rust, burnt food, mineral deposits, permanent makers, and more.

    21. An essential oil stick designed to help relieve migraines in a pinch.

    22. A pack of leather cushion inserts for shoes that feel just a teeny bit too big (but you also can't return because you already wore them out).

    23. A drain snake so you can unclog the sink without calling the plumber.

    24. Draft stoppers that'll prevent precious cool air from escaping the room. It'll help you make the most out of your AC and save on electric bills.

    25. A pack of cleaning tablets to remove the lime and mineral build-up (as well any food residue) in your dishwasher, leaving it clean and odor-free.

    26. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights for a cheap way to get fancy lighting. You don't need to get professional installation — just stick them on.

    27. A temporary tooth replacement kit you can mold and apply yourself while searching for a more permanent solution.

    28. Tiny braces that'll help straighten out your ingrown toenails like magic. They're fairly easy to apply (non-invasive) and you'll most likely see results within a week!

    29. A purple shampoo to take out the warm/brassy tones from platinum blonde hair. Anything to delay the next trip to the salon because your stylist is awesome but...expensive.

    30. Facial razors for getting rid of peach fuzz or touching up your eyebrows quickly and painlessly — no need to splurge on an expensive dermplaning treatment!

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