27 Things That’ll Make Your Entire Family’s Life A Lot Easier

27 Things That’ll Make Your Entire Family’s Life A Lot Easier

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A bestselling before-you-go spray that you can spritz three to five times in the toilet bowl before doing your stanky business, and there will be no stench after! You KNOW how necessary this is if you share a bathroom with a sibling.


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These are available in a variety of sizes, from a little purse-friendly bottle to a huge 16-ounce one.

Get a four-ounce bottle on Amazon Canada for $18.95 (available in a variety of scents and sizes).

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A shaving apron that sticks right onto your mirror or tiles, and prevents your bathroom sink from becoming a gross, hairy mess. This will not only make life easier for the person shaving, but also for the people who share the bathroom, and totally don’t deserve walking into Prickle Park.


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This also makes for a petty gift for your roommate who really doesn’t get subtler hints.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

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A lightweight but sturdy foldable footstool that will finally let the shorter folks in the house reach the upper shelves in the kitchen. Gone are the days of summoning your taller sibling just so you can grab a mug.


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It can hold up to 300 pounds, and has a skid-proof surface, so you won’t slip off.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.55.

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A sofa-protecting cat scratch pad, so your feline friend can have the time of their life honing their claws, while the home can enjoy un-destroyed furniture, for once.


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Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99 (available in three colours).

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A pair of lightweight but durable cut-resistant gloves, so anyone who says they can’t help prepare dinner because they’re not good with knives no longer has an excuse.


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These are designed to be ambidextrous, and are machine washable.

Get them on Amazon Canada for $4.49+ (available in sizes S-XL).

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A teeny tiny secretary in the form of an Echo Dot, so one person doesn’t have to manage literally everything. No more calling your kids to fetch you the remote! Just tell Alexa to change the channel.


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From starting up the kettle in the morning to dimming your lights to sleep, Alexa will take care of everything.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.99+ (available in four colours, and with or without am additional Amazon Smart Plug).

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A fitted bamboo mattress protector, because every time you spill something, or your baby/pet has an accident on your bed, the regret of not buying one cuts deep. This protector is hypoallergenic, waterproof, and machine washable.


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Seriously, stop flipping over the mattress. You only have two sides.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in sizes twin to California king).

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A suspended metal storage basket, so you can make use of under-shelf space in a refreshing and stylish way. It’s honestly a blessing for any short person, because it’s not only useful in the kitchen, but you can use it basically anywhere you have a shelf. Pantry? Check. Bathroom? Check. The possibility are endless!


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Installation is super easy and all you need to do is just slide it onto the shelf. It’s also lightweight, easy to clean, and dust proof.

Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

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An extendable tile and tub scrubber that’ll help you thoroughly clean your bathtub, without giving you a sore back. It has an antimicrobial head and is specially designed to reach all the gunky corners!


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Tubs, tiles, glass, floors, narrow spaces around the toilet — this works for everything!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.17, and get a refill for $9.45.

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A silicone kitchen tool that combines the flatness of a spatula and the grabbiness of tongs to make one totally genius utensil that’ll make cooking more fun.


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Flip, cradle, grab, or scoop — do whatever you want with just ONE non-stick and heat resistant tool. The handle is made of stainless steel, and it’s also dishwasher safe to make your life even easier.

Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

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A soft, shredded memory foam pillow that is perfect for anyone gaming, reading, or watching TV for long hours. It’s like a portable couch, and it’s also great for babies who are still learning to sit on their own.


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Get it on Amazon Canada for $67.44+. Available in blue and grey, and sizes standard, XL, and XL with neck support.

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Some bamboo charcoal air-purifying bags that absorb all the bad, mildewy, smokey, sweaty odours and excess moisture from your life. Throw it in the closet, put it in your car, scoot it into your fridge — the possibilities for freshness are endless.


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These are eco-friendly and won’t harm your pet.

Get a pack of four bags on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

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An orthopaedic dog bed, so the household fur baby will stop mistaking your sofa or bed as their own sleeping space. This one is extra comfy, so they can have the quality sleep they deserve, and you can have the fur-free bed you deserve.


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It’s made of foam, and covered with smooth, quilted fabric that is totally machine washable. It has bolsters on the borders (because dogs need pillows too)! Since it is easy on the joints, it’s a must-have for senior dogs, or pups with joint pain.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.20+ (available in sizes small, medium, large and jumbo, and in 18 colours).

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Speaking of fur babies, these three candles will make every room in your house smell like an autumnal paradise (instead of wet dog and litter). They come in apple cinnamon, pure vanilla, and a delicious apple cinnamon + custard combo. 🤤🤤🤤


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Each candle takes up to 28 hours to burn fully.

Get the set on Amazon Canada for $11.49.

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But if you have children or pets who are TOO curious to stay safe around a burning candle, here’s a pluggable odour eliminator and air freshener that’ll last you up to 1,200 HOURS PER REFILL.


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Get the whole kit on Amazon Canada for $5.97 (includes the oil-warming plug, and a refill).

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A sleek wooden diffuser that’ll bring the calming effects and naturally beautiful scents of essential oils to any space. It’ll help soothe weather-induced respiratory dryness for everyone.


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It runs quietly, and has timer settings. You can also use its humidifying function to open up your pores and do a little facial at home.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99

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A mushroom-shaped strainer that’ll catch all the hair in your bathtub for easy removal, so no one will ever have to experience the gross feeling of showering in a pooling tub, or pay a big plumbing bill again.


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The TubShroom works by collecting hair of any length (even pet hair) while still letting water flow down the drain. Check out this full review on it by our writer.

Get one on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in six colours, and a twin-pack option).

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A foam door stopper that helps prevent accidents, especially for babies and pets. You’ll never have to worry about accidentally pinching your cat’s tail in the door again.

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A life-changing extra-large cat litter bin that locks in odour, makes your litter last longer, and makes poop scoopin’ a breeze. It can store up to 21 days of poop (for a single cat)!


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Just scoop up clumps, discreetly put them in the bin, and pull the handle. Change the bag when it’s full (which usually takes about three weeks). This bin comes with a refill (eight-week capacity) and it’s ideal for homes with multiple cats.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.14. A refill twin pack is available for $25.88.


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The product boasts being 3x thicker, 3x stronger, and 3x more absorbent than other value brands, and many users call it the best in the market.

Get 24 rolls on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

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An Instant Pot, because home-cooked meals are delicious and save you a ton of money, but take forever to prepare. This one can pressure-cook, sauté, slow-cook, make fluffy rice, steam things, and warm up your food.


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This top-selling kitchen essential has been hailed by buyers as the best investment they’ve ever made. I’ve skipped picking it up when I’m at a store because it’s expensive, but it’s the holidays, okay? Treat yourself! *Adds to cart*

Get it on Amazon Canada for $68+. Available in volumes three quarts, five quart, six quarts, and eight quarts.

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A bunch of biodegradable garbage bags that will fit any bin size, and prevent odour. They’re lemon scented, so your compost bin won’t smell like a bio weapon if you forget to change it in time. Just good, fresh vibes!


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Oh, and they’re made in Canada!

Get 20 small bags on Amazon Canada for $4.97 (available in sizes small and tall, and four multipacks).

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A big bottle of deeply hydrating body lotion that’ll keep skin soft and moisturized for up to 48 hours on application. It’s a HUGE bottle, so it’ll help the whole family survive the winter!


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Toodles, itchy and flaky legs. See you NEVER.

Get a 625ml bottle on Amazon Canada for $8.24+.

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A revolving metal spice rack that’ll help you use up vertical space instead of taking up the entirety of your kitchen cabinets. Umm, did I mention this comes with 20 free spice refills???


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I have one (I’m brown; we need a ton of spices), and it’s freed up sooo much space from my kitchen. Check out the rave reviews!

Note: If you’re in the US, you get five years of free spice refills, but not if you’re in Canada.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $48.72.

25.

A set of five heavy-duty, extra long, nylon-braided iPhone charging cables, so that everyone in the house is connected for less. I have this set and it has a 10-foot cable that has solved ALL my problems. Best Amazon purchase ever.


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No more curling up right next to the power outlet because your charging cable is too short! There are two three-foot cables, two six-foot cables, and one 10-foot cable. Read my full review of the cables here (it’s product number five).

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

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A pocketed shower curtain that doubles up as storage for all your shower needs, because not everything can fit on the corners of your tub. The separate pockets will also allow everyone in the family to store their own stuff sanitarily.


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It might also help weigh down the curtain a little, so it doesn’t blow in your direction during a hot shower.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.97.

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And lastly, an under-the-counter pull-out bin set that will not only make recycling and composting easier, but also more fun for everyone, so that ONE responsible person in the house doesn’t have to sort through everyone’s trash anymore.


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This bin may be a little more on the expensive side but reviewers say it is a worthwhile investment. Its storage capacity is 35 litres. No touching lids and washing your hands every two minutes as you cook!

Get it on Amazon Canada for $89.99.

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