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When it comes to sprucing things up around the house, sometimes all it takes is knowing the right product to use.
The aisles of your local hardware store can certainly be overwhelming, but that's where Lou Manfredini, host of "HouseSmarts," comes in. He's sharing some of the best products of the moment to fix common household issues.
How to remove grease, permanent marker, rust and more
It turns out one product can do it all. From removing tar, crayons, oil and even nail polish, Superzilla is said to be that miracle thing we've been searching for. It's supposedly more slippery than oil and won't attract dust or dirt when cleaning.
Superzilla, $17, Amazon
How to bring leather goods back to life
Whether your leather couch has gotten a little dirty or your favorite handbag has undergone some wear and tear, Leather CPR both cleans and conditions. All you need to do is swipe it on your favorite leather item and wipe away the dirt. It's that easy! Manfredini likes that it's not greasy, either.
Leather CPR Cleaner & Conditioner, $27, Amazon
How to slow cook on the go
The holidays are typically filled with visits to friends and family, and if you want to cook up a tasty appetizer or snack to bring along with you, this slow cooker might be the answer. While it may look like a cooler, it's created to transport your favorite dishes without getting cold or spilled along the way. It's also great for tailgating.
Presto Nomad Travel Slow Cooker, $68, Jet
The secret weapon you've been looking for
Drop this card in hot water for a few minutes and then mold it to whatever you need. Manfredini said you can use wrap it around a screwdriver for leverage, or help open a jar if you have arthritis. He suggests keeping one in your wallet or purse when you're on the go. The best part is once you're done with the task, you can drop it back into hot water and reuse it for something else.
FORMcard Moldable Bio-Plastic 3 Pack, $13, The Grommet
How to hang items on a wall without using a tool
Don't want to cause major damage to a wall by hanging something? Manfredini found a product that leaves only the tiniest holes and don't require any special tools. The best part is you can move pictures, mirrors and more without leaving a big, permanent mark and feeling like you need to patch the wall.
High & Mighty Picture Hanger, $13, Amazon