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    15 Innovative Buys That Will Extend The Life Of Everything You Own

    Good for your wallet, good for Mother Nature.

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    1. This Herb Keeper that will keeps your herbs hydrated for longer.

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    Water at the base of the container keeps your herbs fresh and hydrated, and an integrated basket lifts them within reach when the lid is lifted. You can even fit asparagus in here! Buy several and line them up in your fridge door for easy access.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $17.

    2. This produce saver that will extend the life of your veggie drawer.

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    This handy little item claims to extend the life of fresh produce by up to six weeks. 99% of all ethylene gas — responsible for speeding up the decomposition process — is eliminated, so the better part of your groceries no longer needs to go to waste.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $19.95.

    3. This ultrasonic jewellery cleaner that will restore the shine to your favourite pieces.

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    With just this machine and a bit of water, jewellery, glasses — even dentures — come out sparkling. There are five different degrees of cleaning, and the option of adding a touch of detergent for the most thorough of cleans.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $79.99.

    4. This fabric dye that will restore richness of colour to your favourite grey clothing items.

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    This dye is non-toxic and needs only a washing machine, plastic container or stainless steel sink to use. Cotton, rayon, linen, silk and wool are all saved by this little bottle of magic.

    Buy a 236ml bottle from Amazon Australia for $10.06.

    5. This intensive shoe care cream that makes up for all the times you've scuffed your shoes.

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    Made from natural wax, this cream is manufactured by a decades-old family business, so you know they know what they're doing. With over 70 colours to choose from, you can use this product to clean and restore shine to all your fancy footwear.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $7.59.

    6. This specialised detergent that revives the insulating properties and all-round ~fluffiness~ of down.

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    I don't know about you, but I'm not entirely sure how to wash my down-filled jackets, so I kinda just don't? This detergent cleans, waterproofs and restores breathability to down-filled items, so you needn't worry about lumpy or flattened fillings.

    Buy a 300ml bottle from Amazon Australia for $16.90.

    7. This clothes drying rack that is much softer on your fabrics for daily use than a dryer.

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    If your clothes have started to feel kinda stiff, and no amount of softener will help, chances are you're giving your clothes dryer too hard of a workout. Clothes drying racks are an environmental and wallet-friendly way of preserving the life of your clothes — and this one is the crème de la crème. Constructed from stainless steel, this drying rack comes with three tiers of racks, a spot for shoes, is collapsible and mounted on wheels.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $99.95.

    8. This handheld garment steamer that is a lot softer on fabrics than an iron.

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    There's a reason why storefront retailers use steamers and not irons. Absolutely no skill is necessary, just run the stream of steam across the surface of your clothing item, whatever the fabric, and voila! Wrinkle-free and no fabric burns, guaranteed.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $59.

    9. These bamboo air-purifying bags that will absorb all the stink from your shoes.

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    These small bags of bamboo charcoal not only eliminate funky smells (which, let's face it, is the main reason you're interested in this), but also prevents mould, bacteria and mildew building up after a particularly sweaty work out.

    Buy a two pack from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    10. These mesh laundry bags that will keep your exxy intimates in shape and snag-free.

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    Look, I know I'm supposed to hand-wash these things, but I don't have the time and I'm guessing you don't either. Chuck your intimates, knitted sweaters and other delicates into one of these bags and let them roll around your washing machine in peace.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $11.97.

    11. This nail polish thinner that will prolong the life of your favourite colour.

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    I swear, the number of times I've reached for a bottle of nail polish, only for it to be thick and lumpy, is way too many. This miracle substance only requires a drop or two, and 20 minutes waiting time, to return your polish to its former liquid-y glory.

    Buy a 10ml bottle from Amazon Australia for $10.36.

    12. This kitchen knife sharpener that let's face it, your knives are sorely in need of.

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    This ergonomically-designed knife sharpener is designed to fit securely in your hand and sit firmly on your counter — which means no gory accidents!

    With three stages — prepare, sharpen and hone — your sad-looking, blunt stainless steel knives will be dangerously sharp once again.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $8.99.

    13. This fabric shaver to get rid of all that fluff clinging to your clothing.

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    This one has three shave heights, two speeds and three shaving head hole sizes, so no matter the item, you'll be able to rid it of lint. Plus, with a 12-month warranty, it's kind of a no-brainer.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    14. This makeup cleaning shampoo that is an easy fix to dirty brushes and makeup blenders.

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    You can no longer justify running your brushes under water alone. This dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free shampoo needs only a couple of drops to remove 90% of all hidden makeup in your makeup applicators.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $18.10.

    15. And finally, this vacuum sealer that will preserve mum's leftover meals in the freezer for much longer.

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    I don't know about you, but I have an issue with crystals forming around food kept in the freezer. The solution? Vacuum-sealing. Air-tight environments prevent crystals from forming around food kept in the freezer, and at the same time, allow for moisture to be retained. No more thawing out tasteless food for dinner.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $69.99.

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