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Updated Apr 06, 2017 @ 11:39 am
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1Brita Water Filter

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This update on the standard Brita filters while you’re pouring—rather than when you refill—so you’ll always have a full pitcher in the fridge.

To buy: $30;

2Pocket Bike Pump

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Don’t let an unexpected bump derail your ride—at fewer than five inches long, this tire pump fits in your pocket (or bag).

To buy: $28;

3Float Utensil Holder

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Clear up counter space with this floating utensil holder. Affix it under your cabinet and place your flippers and spoons in its grippers for easy storing.

To buy: $15;

4Pull’n Slice Mandoline

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Swore off julienne salads after too many close calls with the mandolin? This update makes the process safer by using a pull method to thinly slice any size produce—from radishes to potatoes. It all lands in a container to keep cleanup easy, too.

To buy: $35;

5The Grate Taco Cheese Grater

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Say “Yes, please!” to more cheese with this taco-inspired grater. Shred your favorite variety against the wide perforations—the cheese will stay contained in the shell until you’re ready to dump it into your quesadilla or pasta.

To buy: $10;

6Easy Riser

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Never be late to work again due to bad traffic or weather. Easy Riser, a free smart alarm clock app, checks alerts in your area while you’re sleeping. If your commute is delayed, it will adjust to wake you up just a bit earlier.

This article originally appeared in RealSimple by Liz Steelman.