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Clever Items

- BY BRANDI BROXSON

Little helpers to make your life easier

1 LIGHTENED LOAD

This workhorse is made from sturdy aluminum yet weighs only two pounds—so you can get the gardening done with less back pain. TO BUY: Ultra-Lightweigh­t Garden Shovel, $60; thegrommet.com.

2 GO GO GADGET

This tool securely attaches to your phone and features a threecard wallet, a kickstand for easier video watching, and a loop for better grip. TO BUY: WalleyGrip, $15; amazon.com.

3 FORGET-ME-NOT SPOT

Hang this organizer near the front door and dangle clean masks from the hooks. Stow filters, sanitizer, and keys on the upper shelf. TO BUY: Modern Metal Face Mask Rack, $50; uncommongo­ods.com.

4 WIRE HIDER

Stick this heat-resistant orb to your toaster, slow cooker, or stand mixer and use it to reel in that pesky appliance cord when not in use. TO BUY: The Cord Wrapper, $25 for 2; thecordwra­pper.com.

5 MULTITASKI­NG PAN

Get dinner on the table faster than a short-order cook with this 12-inch divided aluminum pan. Bonus: less cookware to wash! TO BUY: 3-in-1 Divided Sauté Pan, $55; nordicware.com.

6 GROOM WITH A MEW

This brush mounts to a wall so Fluffy can groom herself, like the diva she is. Even better, the bristles collect loose hair to give you a break from vacuuming.

TO BUY: Senses 2.0 Self Groomer, $5; catit.com.

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It holds up to five feet of cords, keeping your counter tidy.

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