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    27 Mar 2020

    19 Things You'll Still Be Using Years After You Buy Them

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    It seems that almost everything nowadays needs a refill, an upgrade or an accessory to last.

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    Have I not spent enough on you already?!

    Fortunately, there are still some things in this world that function as is and are made to last.

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    My sad-looking bank account thanks you.

    Here are 22 things you will probably still be using, years after purchase.

    1. This Estancia Pampa Belt, because leather only gets more beautiful the longer it ages.

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    So, true story, I actually worked at MJ Bale for some months — and I legitimately adore their gear. Though targeted to men, I'm always in their button-down shirts — everything is just so well-made and in such a classic, modern Aussie style that I can really get behind. This take on the everyday, brown leather belt has coloured, waxed cotton rope throughout — a detail that makes this feel as if it were made only for you.

    Buy for $89 from MJ Bale.

    2. This pizza rocker blade, which can be used for everything and anything in your pantry that needs slicing.

    Amazon

    This brilliant kitchen tool will effectively slice your pizza — but it will also make easy work of your brownies, herbs, bread...whatever it is you need divvied up between the rabbling lot at home.

    Buy for $14.95 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This magic double-sided tape that sticks to everything and can be washed and reused, time and time again.

    Amazon

    Thanks to some special kind of wizardry, this durable, double-sided clear tape can be used to stick almost anything to any surface. Five metres long, it can be cut to suit your needs and then — without leaving a mark — be removed, washed and used again from now until eternity.

    Read all about its wondrousness here.

    Buy for $13.50 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This Squatty Potty, the original foot stool designed to make the muscle area around your colon relax, thereby allowing you to drop your ~stool~ faster and more completely.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It took a day or two to get used to, but within a week of using it, I noticed quite a positive difference in my, uh, evacuation. It took less effort and less time, and really just made the whole process a lot more pleasant.

    In fact, within a week, it started feeling strange to use other toilets WITHOUT the Squatty Potty. I actually prefer using it now."

    Kat Angus

    Read the entire low down on the Squatty Potty here.

    Buy for $40 from Amazon Australia.

    5. These car hooks, because you paid enough for your handbag, so you probably shouldn't just throw it on the car floor.

    Amazon

    Easily snapped onto headrest poles, these sturdy, rotating hooks will clear up floor and seat space of bags or umbrellas. Lined with silicone rubber, they won't damage your car and will remain snugly in place. When not in use, you can simply rotate them for effective space saving.

    Buy a pack of four for $15.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This smooth leather tote — a shape that never goes out of style.

    ASOS

    First it was exaggerated, oversized handbags — now, it's teeny-tiny bags with which you can carry nothing but your lipstick. A tote though? It's functional (laptop, wallet, phone, keys — all the essentials fit) and in tan leather, always looks chic. This particular one has twin handles with adjustable rope straps, an exterior pocket for easy reach to your essentials, and an interior zip pocket and magnetic closure so your belongings won't fall out.

    Buy for $90 from ASOS.

    7. These flocked hangers, which unlike wire hangers, will ensure your clothes stay in place and won't get damaged.

    Kmart, Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These are such an easy way to make your closet look so much neater. These have little grooves for spaghetti straps and a horizontal rail to fold pants over, so it can be used for everything in your closet. Thanks to the slip-resistant material, nothing ever falls off. Plus, they look much better than wire hangers. Just waiting for my husband to get on board and do his side of the wardrobe..."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy a pack of eight for $3.50 from Kmart.

    8. This avocado slicer, which will make preparing your daily avo on toast a breeze.

    Amazon

    This tool from the heavens will split, pit and slice your morning avo. Soft, non-slip grip and dishwasher safe, adding this to cart is a no-brainer, really.

    Buy for $2.95 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This glass, five-piece whiskey decanter set, which will hide the fact you buy your whiskey in bulk from Costco.

    Amazon

    Nothing says you've got your life together better than a well-stocked bar cart — even if said bar cart stocks nothing but private label, wholesale whiskey. Make believe you're rich AF from now until forever with this lead-free, non-toxic, chip-resistant, glass decanter set.

    Buy the crystal decanter and four glasses for $112.95 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This mop and broom holder, which is an infinitely better solution than that lean-behind-the-door system you've got going on at the moment.

    Amazon

    Wall-mounted broom organisers are an easy way of hiding the eye sore that are cleaning tools. I keep one mounted to the wall of my garage and another in the closet under the stairs — my house has never looked less cluttered. This one comes with five ball slots (that compress to hug any handle width) and six hooks.

    Buy for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This keychain car escape tool, that will enable you to cut through your seatbelt and break windows in an emergency.

    Amazon

    Rather than that keyring from the Grand Canyon and gym pass you never use, may I suggest this life-saving tool to hang from your keys? Compact yet bright (so easily spotted in the dark), this car escape tool was originally developed for first responders and now can be carried by every driver. A protected blade cuts through jammed seat belts and a small but effective steel spike shatters glass when needed.

    Buy a pack of two for $27.97 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This wine aerator and decanter, which will give you the best glass of wine every time – even though you just picked up the cheapest bottle you could find.

    Amazon

    This ergonomically-designed device adds the perfect amount of air into wine and removes any sediment. Simply pour wine from the bottle, through the device and into your glass. Pair this with a homemade dinner and the fact you no longer drink wine out of a goon bag — you goddamn grown up, you.

    Buy for $15 from Amazon Australia.

    13. This blind spot mirror, without which I would've never passed my driver's test.

    Amazon

    These little beauties will maximise your vision, both vertically and horizontally – no more guessing where the gutter or parking lines start. It can be pivoted side-to-side and its adhesive is waterproof and peels off without leaving a mark.

    Buy a set of two for $10.99 from Amazon Australia.

    14. This leather jacket, which you can count on to stay warm and stylish every winter from now until you cark it.

    The Iconic

    Season after season, year after year — nothing has the lasting style power of a leather biker jacket. A cropped hem, quilted shoulders (!) and that smooth-touch, jet black leather, I'mm willing to put money on this sitting on your shoulders for years to come.

    Buy for $299.50 from The Iconic.

    15. This sun visor-attached, sunnies holder, because I can't be the only one who always loses her glasses case.

    Amazon

    Where have these been all my life?! Honestly, whenever I open a glasses case — whether it be at home, in the car or elsewhere — my sunnies are never anywhere to be found. This sunnies holder not only holds up to two pairs of glasses, but can also be used to hold cards you always want within reaching grasp in the car — like parking tickets or your debit card for Macca's runs.

    Buy a pack of two for $12.99 from Amazon Australia.

    16. This magnetic phone holder for your car, because life's too short to deal with pesky phone cradles.

    Amazon

    This phone holder comes with a stand and a magnetic disk that you can either stick to your phone, or put onto your phone case for instant GPS viewing ability. It also comes with two magnets, which is perfect if you share a car with someone.

    Buy it for $24.95 from Amazon Australia.

    17. This mini-cast iron skillet, which is the number one bestselling frying pan on Amazon.

    Amazon

    Cast iron skillets are the preferred pans of many professional chefs, due to the even distribution of heat across the entire surface and unparalleled heat retention. This one features lips on either side for easy pouring and at 3.5" in diameter, is perfect for cooking a sweet dessert for one or two.

    If you're looking for inspiration on what you can make your date with your cast iron skillet, here are 21 recipes you can start with.

    Buy for $16 from Amazon Australia.

    18. This cord organiser, because though it never bothered you as a kid, the mess of cords behind your desk are starting to make your eye twitch.

    Amazon

    Constructed from durable silicone instead of hard plastic and fitted with self-adhesive backing, this is the easiest (and cheapest) damn thing to use to sort out your cables. Use on your bedside table (yeah, I know you keep your phone next to you), desk and even your car.

    Buy for $13.99 from Amazon Australia.

    19. And finally, this small push close container, which gives my pantry the kind of uniformity that only a grown up could achieve.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This one touch close container is so easy to use — no fidgety clamps or hard-to-open screw lids. It has a silicone lining on the inside of the lid, making it ideal for keeping snacks fresh for longer — and fresher snacks mean less stale food destined for the bin.

    Promising review: "There's this whole corner of Pinterest that is just organised pantries. I swear, it's the most soothing thing to behold and I was determined to make my pantry over the same way. The key to getting yours to look like the ones on Pinterest is using uniform, stackable containers. I love these ones from Kmart — rather than a bunch of half-eaten bags of snacks everywhere, I can stack them all neatly in a row. They also come in several larger sizes, so I can use the same design for my pasta, cereal and larger snacks."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy a small container for $6 from Kmart.

    You, gazing lovingly at these things years from now.

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