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    24 Things You’ll Probably Use For Years After You Buy Them

    Useful, durable finds that you just might wish you'd known about sooner.

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    1. A belt made with full-grain leather, aka a thick single piece that won't break, tear, crack, fray, or split, even if you wear it every single day, year in and year out.

    2. A three-in-one avocado tool that you definitely need if you eat at least one avocado a week — you'll be able to cut it open, pit it, then slice each half into seven perfectly even pieces before you can say "toast."

    3. Some airtight OXO pop containers because they keep pantry staples fresh for longer than the original packaging ever possibly could and they'll make everything easy to find — that's money + time saved.

    4. And a produce saver that does exactly what it says: keeps fruit and veggies fresh longer (up to two weeks), so you actually end up eating more of your food instead of tossing it.

    5. Some tip-out drawers for your kitchen sink, so every time you do dishes from now until who knows when, you have an incredibly convenient storage spot that keeps clutter at bay.

    6. A hard-wearing leather tote bag that pairs with almost any outfit, will go with you everywhere, hold basically anything you need it to — and look better and better the more you carry it. Oh, and you can get it elegantly monogrammed, too.

    7. The One Line A Day journal: each page asks you to record a little about that calendar date over the course of five years, so as you flip through each year again, you get to reflect on what's changed — or hasn't!

    8. A leather jacket that will become your signature piece anytime and anywhere the thermometer dips below 68 degrees.

    9. Or a faux-leather jacket because, yes, you *can* skip the animal products and still enjoy a durable, timeless, stylish staple.

    10. A pair of classic L.L. Bean duck boots sewn in Maine and designed to reliably keep your feet warm and dry season after season.

    11. A few pairs of hiker-favorite merino wool socks that stay in place no matter what your day brings, wick moisture away from your skin, resist odor, and best of all, last for miles and miles without any holes.

    12. A non-slip rubber jar opener so you can effortlessly open the stubbornest of lids with just a simple twist – both now and literally decades from now.

    13. A pair of precision-point tweezers so heavy-duty that the ones in the pictures below have literally been run over by several cars and hardly look worse for the wear. Plus, they easily attach to your keychain so you have them wherever you need them.

    14. A durable and basically genius clothes washing bag because it captures the microplastics from all your polyester, nylon, and other synthetic clothes, swimsuits, and towels *before* the tiny fibers rinse down the drain and make their way into the water system.

    15. A pack of six wool dryer balls that are good for at *least* 1,000 loads: that means you could use them in one load every single day for over two and a half years without wearing them out.

    16. A set of three knives with micro-serrated edges that you can chop with every single night for the next ten years without ever needing a sharpener, as long as you take care to hand wash them every time you use 'em.

    17. A cookbook packed with all kinds of delicious, simple recipes that you'll reach for time and again to figure out what, exactly, you want to make for dinner.

    18. A silicone zip-top sandwich bag that can replace hundreds — if not thousands — of the single-use ones without sacrificing any of the useful function that those old-school ones offered.

    19. A classic Jansport backpack — they're ultra-durable, come with a lifetime warranty, and these days you can get them in all kinds of colors and patterns.

    20. A countertop hydroponic garden kit that will make it unbelievably easy to grow fresh herbs, salad greens, and cherry tomatoes through every season, even the next six winters.

    21. A refillable water pitcher perfect if your fridge doesn't have a dispenser in the door — besides reducing your water's mercury, copper, and chorine content, it'll also make the stuff from the tap taste soooo much better.

    22. A compact umbrella designed to withstand winds up to 70 miles per hour, repel rain, and open and close at the touch of a button. You'll face so many storms together that by the time this umbrella retires, it'll feel like a good friend.

    23. A wine-saver that will keep all your opened bottles fresh for an extra day or two — and up to a full week — so you get to enjoy every last drop of every single bottle you buy, now until eternity.

    24. A classic Stanley vacuum bottle you truly can count on to keep your coffee (or tea or soup) hot for hours, both tomorrow morning and a morning thousands of tomorrows from now.

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