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September 18, 2015
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Wondering how old those leftovers are? Or if the pots in the dishwasher are clean or dirty? Stick this reusable tape on nearly anything and update it in a flash. To buy: $3, walmart.com.
Philip Friedman
Philip Friedman

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Duck Brand Dry-Erase Tape

Wondering how old those leftovers are? Or if the pots in the dishwasher are clean or dirty? Stick this reusable tape on nearly anything and update it in a flash.

To buy: $3, walmart.com.

Jens Mortensen

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Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring

No matter how thin or how thick your hair, phone-cord-ish Invisibobbles grip it firmly without causing breakage, leaving an indent, or slipping. And hello? They’re really cute.

To buy: $8 for three, urbanoutfitters.com.

Jens Mortensen

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Liquid Palisade by Kiesque

Before polishing your nails, trace your cuticles with this paint-on protector. Once dry, it forms a barrier that peels off post-mani, revealing the work of a steady hand.

To buy: $22, amazon.com.

Philip Friedman

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Divided Laundry Bag

Go to the dark side—and the light side—with this easy-tote sack that lets you sort as you fill. Great for dorm dwellers.

To buy: $15, justsolutionsproducts.com.

Philip Friedman

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The Renegade Broom

Get into the groove (of your deck, that is) during fall cleanup. The curved bristles on this handy sweeper make it easy to tackle pesky nooks and crannies.

To buy: $31, thehandycamel.com.

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Price Patrol

This GPS-based shopping app lets users search the real-time price and availability of nearby or online products—then purchase the items directly within the app. If you're waiting for a price to drop, the app while notify you when the item goes on sale.

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