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Living Alone? 37 Genius Amazon Canada Finds You Need to Snatch Up

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When I moved out of my parents’ house and got my own place, it was my first real taste of freedom. I didn’t have anyone telling me to pick up my clothes or wash my dishes. It was great…for a while anyway. The downside of not having your parents nag you is that things can get a little out of control. I mean, you’re only one person after all, nobody else is there to help!

But don’t panic. If I figured it out, so can you. Especially if you have these 37 Amazon Canada finds that come in handy when you’re living alone. If I didn’t have my alarm clock, back scratcher, or step ladder, living alone wouldn’t work for me. But because I do have these things, I can be totally independent. And mom, if you’re reading this…my clothes are still on the floor.

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Open Jars – No Muscle Needed

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My upper body strength is practically non-existent so opening a jar is quite the challenge for me. And, because I live alone, I can’t borrow anyone else’s muscle. I resorted to getting a jar opener and it works just as well!

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Coffee for One, Please

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I don’t know where I’d be without my coffee. Probably still asleep! As much as I love – and I seriously do LOVE coffee – one gal can only drink so much. That’s why this single-serve coffee maker is a dream come true.

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Don’t Take a Chance in the Tub

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Living alone can be a little scary at times. Do you ever wonder how long it would take people to check in on you if you haven’t responded in a while? Not to be all dark but that thought crosses my mind. But taking simple precautions like having a non-slip bath mat puts me at ease.

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Prolong Produce Life

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I love having fresh fruits and veggies in the house but most times, they go bad before I even make a dent in them. Talk about wasteful, right?! Now I keep produce in these containers. It keeps them fresher for longer.

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Turn Off the Light from Bed

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So you laid down in bed for the night, got all comfy, and then realized you left the bathroom light on. Now what? Call me lazy but I for one am not getting out of bed. That’s why I got these light switches! I can turn off the light right from my phone.

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An Extra Layer of Protection

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I don’t live in the safest neighbourhood to ever exist. So because of that, I like to add an extra layer of security with this portable door lock. It helps me feel safer in my home. I even use it when I stay at hotels!

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Reach the Top Shelf

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If you’re tall, feel free to skip this one but for all my fellow short people, the key to independence is this step ladder. No need to do acrobatics just to reach the top shelf anymore. This is easier (and safer).

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See Exactly What’s Going on in Your Home

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I cannot rave about this camera enough! I have it near my front door so if anyone approaches my house I’ll be notified and can see who it is. If I don’t know you, I’m certainly not answering the door and I will trigger the alarm to scare you off.

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Curl Up Next to This Body Pillow

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Living alone can be a lonely experience. Don’t get me wrong, I love having the freedom but sometimes I just want to curl up and cuddle. With no prospect in sight and no pets either, this body pillow is the next best thing.

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Re-Seal Your Wine Bottles

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There’s nothing like sipping on a nice glass of red wine with dinner. But, because I’m not trying to be buzzed every night, I keep the drinking to a minimum. I won’t have more than one glass, so I seal the bottle with these stoppers.

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The Best Way to Keep Leftovers

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Not to brag but I’m kind of an amazing chef. I’m always trying out new recipes so naturally, I have tons of leftovers. One person can only eat so much – even if it is delicious. Instead of dirtying another plate or wrapping it with plastic, I use silicone lids. Better for the environment and the leftover food!

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Carry All Your Bags at Once

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I live in a third-floor walkup so the less amount of times I have to go up and down them, the better! Especially when I’m bringing home groceries. With this hook, I can bring all my bags up in one go.

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The Perfect Portion Every Time

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I’m a big fan of soups and stews. One, because they’re so easy to make and two, because I can make one big batch and freeze whatever I don’t eat for days when I’m in a hurry. These trays have the perfect portion size for one person.

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Sound the Alarm

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Thankfully I’ve never had to use my siren keychain but I like keeping it on me or near me at all times! Especially when I’m getting my car from the parking garage. That place is CREEPY and I’m not taking any chances when it comes to my safety.

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Finally, You Can Scratch You Own Back

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I kid you not, one of the first thoughts I had when I decided to get my own place was “what am I going to do if my back is itchy?” I’m sure most people don’t think of it but I did and one of my first purchases was this back scratcher.

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Become Your Own Handyman/Woman

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When I lived at home and had a problem, my dad was always there to fix it for me. Now that I live 45 minutes away, I’ve had to learn a few of the basics. After all, the new furniture I bought isn’t going to assemble itself. A tool set is a must-have in every home.

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Rearrange Furniture All by Yourself

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I’m that person that spontaneously decides to re-arrange her furniture every few months. Just for the heck of it! I wouldn’t be able to do it alone if I didn’t have these furniture sliders though. I’m definitely not strong enough to carry furniture but sliding…that I can do.

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These Containers Make Meal Prep Easy

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Because I live alone, I plan my grocery list and meals ahead of time. If I didn’t, so much food would get thrown out. I do my cooking about three times a week. The other days, I have my leftovers in these containers. All you have to do is reheat them in the microwave and enjoy!

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Make Sure Your Pet Is Taken Care Of

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If you live alone with a pet, you need these water and food dispensers! That way, if you ever get home super late, your furry friend won’t have to wait up for you. Their bowls will be full and they can chow down whenever they’re hungry.

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A Puzzle Will Keep You Busy for Days

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I’m a huge puzzle nerd. Some people may find them boring but I beg to differ. When you live alone, it helps pass the time. I can work on a puzzle for hours at a time. They keep me busy, and relaxed and when I’m done, I frame them to hang on my wall!

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Everything You Need by Your Bedside

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With this bedside caddy, you can keep everything you need within your reach. Heck, you could probably stay in bed all day long if you wanted to…kidding (kinda). If you don’t want to get out of bed and don’t have someone who can get out of bed to get something for you, this is the way to go.

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Table for One

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Every night I treat myself to dinner and a show…and by that I mean I eat my dinner on this tray in front of my TV. Close enough, right?! I figured since I don’t have anyone to talk to over dinner with, may as well binge the newest episodes of my favourite show.

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Be Your Own DJ

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I happen to think I have great taste in music. My friends and family will disagree but because I have my own place, I can blast whatever kind of music I want! I listen to music as I work so I use this speaker all the time. It drowns out the sound of my awful singing.

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This Kit Will Come to Your Aid

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You might not think you need a first aid kit but trust me you do. You never know when you’re gonna need a bandaid. And I highly doubt you’ll want to be driving to the store to get one if you’re in pain from a cut.

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Instead of Talking to Yourself, Journal

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On days when neither my family nor friends pick up my call, I turn to my journal instead. Sometimes, you just gotta get your thoughts out. And I’ve found this to be much more effective than talking to the wall.

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Check Yourself Out in This Mirror

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When you live alone, you don’t have anyone checking to make sure you look good before you head out the door. Have your own back and get yourself a mirror. Before you go, do a quick check to make sure your outfit is on point and that nothing is in your teeth.

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This Drying Rack Doesn’t Take Up the Whole Sink

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Most dish drying racks are massive. They take up half the sink! But when you’re only one person, there’s really no need to have such a big one. It’s a waste of space. This one here is the perfect size for people living alone.

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Cut Down Your Energy Costs

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Heating and cooling are expensive. Especially when you don’t have roommates to split the cost. In an effort to save some money, I got this fan to help. Now I don’t have to keep my AC or heat on as high.

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You Won’t Sleep Through This Alarm

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One of my biggest concerns about living alone is that I’d sleep through my alarm and be late for work every day. With nobody around to make sure I’m up, I took matters into my own hands. I got this extra loud alarm clock that also comes with a bed shaker. There’s no way anyone will sleep through that!

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Give Yourself a Massage

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We all deserve a nice shoulder massage every now and then. And this handheld deep tissue massager does an amazing job!! If I close my eyes and turn on some calming music, it’s just as if I’m at the spa.

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Never Run Out of Toilet Paper

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The last thing you want is to run out of toilet paper when you need it. Because when you live alone, nobody’s there to fetch you another roll. With this toilet paper stand, you can keep a few extra so you don’t find yourself in that situation.

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Get Yourself a Plant Friend

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Liven up your home with a plant! But not just any plant…get a faux plant. That way it’ll never die on you. You can leave for vacation for weeks, even months and when you come back home, it’ll be as green as ever!

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The Perfect Bowl of Pasta

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Spaghetti is pretty easy to make. I’d say the hardest part about it is determining how much you need. You don’t want to make too much but you also don’t want to make too little. Thankfully you can portion it out correctly with the holes in the center of this spoon.

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These Mini Loaves Are So Cute

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I cannot get over how adorable these mini loaves look. Because I’m on my own, I prefer to make individual size ones with this pan instead of one massive one. I won’t eat a whole loaf on my own but with the little ones, I can freeze the extras.

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Be the Model and Photographer

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If you want to take amazing pictures of yourself but don’t have anyone around to snap them for you, get a tripod. And here’s a little secret…even most influencers use one to take their own pictures so there’s no shame in it. So just get ready for your close-up — the camera loves you!

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Let This Pickup Tool Do All the Reaching

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Sitting on the couch and can’t reach the remote? Use this grabber. Dropped something on the floor and can’t bend because you have a bad back? Use this grabber. Can’t reach the top shelf? Use this grabber. OK…I think you get the point now. This pickup tool comes in handy!

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The Perfect-Sized Pan

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If you’re one person, there’s really no need to have full-size pans. This mini non-stick pan is the perfect size for individual servings. Whether you’re in the mood for eggs, grilled cheese, pancakes, or even a burger, you can fry it in here.

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