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By Liz Steelman
April 28, 2017
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Cruise on your bicycle this summer without fear of a flat tire. An allen wrench set, patch repair kit, metal tile levelers, glue, buffer, and bone tool all fit nicely in an small tin—a perfectly sized life-saving companion for your bike bag.To buy: $17.50; uncommongoods.com.
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Keep your wine in your glass—not in the grass—with these simple stakes. They stick in the ground to create a steady holder for any stemmed goblet. Available for cans, too.

To buy: $11 for two; crateandbarrel.com.

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If there’s one major timesaving tool in the kitchen, it’s a good garlic press. Trade in your minutes peeling and mincing for this quick-cleaning workhorse. It peels and presses whole cloves of garlic in one motion, and then scrapes itself clean when opened. Just press the eject button and the peel jumps into the trash.

To buy: $37; amazon.com.

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Add a hotel-like luxury with this handy attachment. It fits on most standard two-piece toilets and connects to the tank's water supply to deliver a cleansing stream.

To buy: From $69; tushy.me.

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Cruise on your bicycle this summer without fear of a flat tire. An allen wrench set, patch repair kit, metal tile levelers, glue, buffer, and bone tool all fit nicely in an small tin—a perfectly sized life-saving companion for your bike bag.

To buy: $17.50; uncommongoods.com.

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Sliding doors or inconvenient layout make it hard to clean the tub? This Real Simple editor favorite helps you give your tub a good scrub without contortion—use it to tackle the tough-to-get areas, both in the tub and on tile.

To buy: $13; amazon.com.

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Not sure if you should turn for lunch at the next exit or take the chance and wait for something better? This genius app goes beyond what’s listed on those highway road signs. Use it to research the gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants available at upcoming exits.