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Kvell Boto Storage Ottoman
Any storage ottoman creates a place to stash living-room odds and ends. Kvell’s “pretty and practical” variation on the theme also folds flat when you want to store it. It’s available in two sizes and several shades of velvet.
From $130, kvellhome.com
Source: Rachael Ray Every Day
Tetra Countertop Dishwasher
Why bother with a bulky dishwasher if you can get away with a microwave-size appliance? This prize-winning unit, soon available for pre-order, can wash and sterilize plates for two in 15 minutes. And there’s no plumbing necessary.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Swoop Toy Storage Bag
Don’t let the family-room floor be colonized by Legos. Swoop’s large drawstring canvas bag is big enough to be a play space once unfurled. When playtime is over, just cinch the bag and tuck it in a closet.
Source: Real Simple
Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
This water bottle can be “a traveler’s best hydrating friend.” When empty, the leak-proof silicone bottle rolls up into a bundle about the size of your fist. It’s also “virtually indestructible.”
GSI Outdoors Toaster
Put away that toaster crowding your countertop. This stainless steel contraption is made for toasting bread over a campfire, but it works just as well over a gas or electric range. And it, too, folds flat for storing.
Source: TheWirecutter.com ■