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    34 Genius Products That Make Your Prized Possessions Last Longer

    Breathe new life into your beloved couch you've had for decades or that beautiful shirt that's seen better days.

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    1. A waterproof pouch to keep your cellphone safe and dry during a day at the beach or a kayaking trip down the river. Want to take pictures or answer a text? The clear sleeve still gives you full touchscreen capability!

    2. A red wine stain remover because even the best of us can have a clumsy moment and end up with wine on a white couch, carpet, or T-shirt. Just give the stain a few sprays, and it'll be like the pinot noir was never even there!

    3. A flexible cleaning brush — having a highly functioning dryer is super important, and this little guy will get into the nooks and crannies of your lint trap, which will make your clothes dry faster and prevent buildup lint in the vent pipe, which could lead to house fires if left uncleaned.

    the flexible bristle brush cleaning out the dryer vent

    4. A thick foam insert to place in your sagging couch cushions so your sofa can look and feel as comfortable as the day you bought it.

    before and after shot of a couch that's been plumped up with cushion inserts

    5. A jewelry cleaning pen formulated to restore your rings to their original glory. Fair warning: you might get temporarily blinded when you step outside and the sun hits your ridiculously shiny wedding ring. It's a risk we're willing to take.

    Reviewer showing before and after of a dulled ring made shiny again

    6. Or this tarnish-removing solution perfect for reviving silver jewelry that no longer looks very silver anymore. Just dip your tarnished bracelet, necklace, or ring into the solution with the included basket, and the tarnish will be completely gone!

    7. A jar of wood preserver to give your wooden cutting boards and bowls a protective luster that helps prevent drying and cracking.

    bee's oil wood polisher in a tin can

    8. A cleanser and polishing powder that will transform even the most crusty, burnt, and stained pots and pans you thought you were going to have to throw away. That "before" and "after" shot speaks for itself!

    9. A bottle of leather conditioner if your favorite leather boots or purse are starting to look dry, cracked, and worn out. Apply this, let it dry, and watch in amazement as the leather comes back to life.

    reviewer's boots restored to looking brand new after using a leather conditioner

    10. A bottle of stain-and-odor eliminator that you should always have on hand in case your massive four-legged friend leaves a massive mess on your brand-new carpet you just put in a week ago.

    11. A water pressure cleaner so you don't have to hire a professional to deep clean your deck or fence. Plus: it's oh-so-satisfying to see the wood literally change color before your eyes!

    12. A wood polish and conditioner to give all your scratched-up, well-loved furniture a much-needed face-lift. Do you have a wooden dresser that's been passed down through generations that looks like it's been passed down through generations? This will take those marks and scratches right out.

    13. A basic sewing kit because nothing's worse than having a button pop off of your favorite shirt, especially right before an important meeting. Keep one of these in your bag or at your desk to be ready for any kind of fashion emergency.

    reviewer showing the inside of a travel sewing kit

    14. A wine saver for anyone who views a nice bottle of wine as a prized possession and wants to preserve the taste and quality of the wine after you've uncorked it. It'll keep your wine tasting new for up to a week!

    15. A sweater pill remover for your most well-loved sweaters that have seen better days. Just lightly brush this stone across your sweater and watch all those unsightly pills disappear — it'll look brand-new!

    model using a sweater pill remover stone to get rid of pills on a white sweater

    16. A bottle of leather cleaner if you've got some water stains on your leather chairs that just won't come out. It's also a good idea to use this to clean all of your leather furniture periodically to keep them looking good as new!

    17. Or this tub of leather re-coloring balm for furniture that has started to fade after years of use or being in the direct sunlight for too long. It also helps smooth out scratches and get rid of stains!

    18. A tall scratching post with a sturdy base so your cat can scratch their little heart out on this instead of your furniture. If couches could talk, they would tell you, "Thank you SO MUCH."

    19. Durable all-purpose wipes that will actually get rid of stains on clothes, furniture, and pots and pans that you thought were very much permanent. We're talking tar, ink, paint, permanent marker, nail polish — you name it, it's gone!

    20. An enzyme-based spot cleaner if you get a pesky stain on an expensive blouse and are devastated that it's now ruined. Never fear — this hypoallergenic cleaner will get that stain right out in just one wash.

    21. Or this laundry stain stick that will last you forever because you just have to rub a tiny bit of the all-natural soap onto a stain for it to work its magic.

    white laundry stick with a cardboard label wrapped around it

    22. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets if that reusable water bottle you carry around all day has basically become your security blanket and you can't remember the last time you cleaned it with anything other than, well, water. It's also great for cleaning a favorite coffee mug that you might have left out for a few days that now has a ~questionable~ substance at the bottom.

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

    23. A set of furniture socks you can place on your dining chairs so your beautiful hardwood floors stopped getting scratched up every time you scoot the chair back and forth.

    two chairs and a dining table with furniture socks on them to protect the hardwood floor

    24. An insect trap for keeping all of those annoying pests from invading and ruining your beautiful plant babies. If you have a fruit fly problem, this will also stop those suckers right in their tracks!

    25. A pack of moldable glue to prevent your charging cables from fraying. Anyone who's had a computer charger stop working at the most inconvenient time knows how much of a lifesaver this is.

    reviewer showing white moldable glue wrapped around the end of chargers

    26. Detergent formulated specifically to clean your underwear. If you're someone who spends a pretty penny on nice undergarments, you might as well wash them with a gentle but high-quality detergent so they can hold up wash after wash.

    a white detergent bottle with a pink label that says clean and cute delicate panty wash

    27. Or a pack of detergent pods formulated to deep clean even the stinkiest, sweatiest activewear. You're giving it your all during your workout, so you definitely want a detergent that works as hard as you do!

    cardboard package of the active wash dropps pods in fresh start scent

    28. A knife sharpener that will keep your knives cutting as well as the day you bought them. No need to get them professionally sharpened — this gadget does the job for you so you can get back to chopping veggies in no time.

    Person using a kitchenIQ small knife sharpener to sharpen knife

    29. A set of mesh laundry bags made to fit all of your delicates like lingerie, swimwear, and scarves while keeping them safe in the washing machine.

    reviewer's two mesh bags with bras inside of it

    30. A plant food spike for anyone who loves the idea of having lots of house plants but can't actually manage to keep anything green alive. This fertilizer is formulated specifically for indoor plants, and one spike lasts up to two months!

    31. A rubber spatula designed to get every last drop out of your expensive foundation or face cream. You'll be amazed how much more product is hiding the corners of your makeup and skincare bottles!

    rubber spatula being used for a bottle of foundation

    32. Scotchgard fabric protector spray that repels water-based spills so your white sneakers will keep looking fresh-out-of-the-box clean even if you wear them constantly. Is anyone still saying "Damn, Daniel" anymore? Because those bright white Vans definitely deserve it.

    Reviewer holding up protective spray in front of a box of white shoes

    33. A Darks Detergent because it's always a sad day when you realize your favorite black skinny jeans you wear at least once a week are now starting to look grey. This detergent preserves the pigment in your dark clothes so you don't have to deal with that dreaded fading.

    the white detergent bottle

    34. A four-sided cleaning brush if you get caught in a storm and you wind up with those dreaded mud stains on your boots or jacket. Use the stiff bristles on really set-in stains or scuff marks and the softer silicone bristles on more delicate fabrics like suede.

    Reviewer's dirty vs clean boots with the use of brush

    You when you look at all of your favorite things now that they look brand new again: