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Clever Items: PhoneSoap Shine
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1 PhoneSoap Shine

Spritz your screen with the cleaning solution, then wipe it with the microfiber-covered side of the bottle. In five colors.

To buy: $8; phonesoap.com.

Clever Items: Faux Fur Curve PupRug
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2 Faux Fur Curve PupRug

This waterproof memory-foam dog bed looks just like a luxe shearling rug. The snuggly cover zips off and can be machine washed.

To buy: from $139; paw.com.

Clever Items: Bagnet
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3 Bagnet

This superstrong magnet clips to your purse and comes to the rescue when you find yourself in a bathroom stall with no bag hook. Holds up to eight pounds.

To buy: From $21; bagnetcompany.com.

Clever Items: Good Grips Easy-Clean Compost Bin
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4 Good Grips Easy-Clean Compost Bin

This roomy 1¾-gallon bin has a lid that stays open while you’re filling it, a handle, and an internal bucket you can put through the dishwasher.

To buy: $20; bedbathandbeyond.com.

Clever Items: Collapsible Bin With Lid
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5 Collapsible Bin With Lid

Stow these 46-liter bins in your garage or trunk and pop them open to transport up to 75 pounds of tools, sports gear, or groceries.

To buy: $17; target.com.

Clever Items: Delta Glass Rinser
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6 Delta Glass Rinser

This genius gadget is easy to install on your kitchen sink. Its high-pressure water jets quickly rinse hard-to-clean drinkware, like baby bottles and delicate wineglasses.

To buy: $99; homedepot.com.