OTHER HOUSE & GARDEN STUFF

Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

Your long nasal nightmare is over because we now carry a battery-operated nose-hair trimmer. (Also good for another nightmare--ear hair.) The steel blade is recessed so there’s no danger of becoming a latter-day Vincent Van Gogh or Tycho Brahe (just look him up). Easy to clean under the tap, and comes with a blade cover and brush. Runs on (1) “AA” battery (included), and measures just 4-3/4” long.

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CAN YOU HAIR ME NOW?

Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

Your long nasal nightmare is over because we now carry a battery-operated nose-hair trimmer. (Also good for another nightmare--ear hair.) The steel blade is recessed so there’s no danger of becoming a latter-day Vincent Van Gogh or Tycho Brahe (just look him up). Easy to clean under the tap, and comes with a blade cover and brush. Runs on (1) “AA” battery (included), and measures just 4-3/4” long.

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$3.85 EACH

Pull-N-Scratch

It's either a telescoping aluminum backscratcher, a fork for people whose elbows don't bend, or a sand rake for miniature Zen gardens. You pick. The 5-draw shaft extends from 6-5/8" to 20-3/8" long, the 5-tine rake is 1-3/16" wide, and it has a pocket clip.

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POCKET SCRATCHER

Pull-N-Scratch

It's either a telescoping aluminum backscratcher, a fork for people whose elbows don't bend, or a sand rake for miniature Zen gardens. You pick. The 5-draw shaft extends from 6-5/8" to 20-3/8" long, the 5-tine rake is 1-3/16" wide, and it has a pocket clip.

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$3.75 EACH
$3.95
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Super-Mini Hygro-Thermometer

Keep the plants happy, the corks tight, and the tobacco moist. Our tiny hygrometer/thermometer combo is made for greenhouses, wine cellars/fridges, and humidors, but works equally well for your bedroom, because you don't want to dry out either. Measures 2-1/16" x 1-9/16" x 9/16" thick with a 1-5/8" x 11/16" digital LCD read-out. Shows temps from 14-140°F (+/- 2), humidity from 10-99% (+/- 6%), with min/max readings and a clear button. Stands on an easel or mounts with tape or a tiny magnet, all included, along with a button-cell battery.

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MINI HYGRO-THERMOMETER

Super-Mini Hygro-Thermometer

Keep the plants happy, the corks tight, and the tobacco moist. Our tiny hygrometer/thermometer combo is made for greenhouses, wine cellars/fridges, and humidors, but works equally well for your bedroom, because you don't want to dry out either. Measures 2-1/16" x 1-9/16" x 9/16" thick with a 1-5/8" x 11/16" digital LCD read-out. Shows temps from 14-140°F (+/- 2), humidity from 10-99% (+/- 6%), with min/max readings and a clear button. Stands on an easel or mounts with tape or a tiny magnet, all included, along with a button-cell battery.

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$13.95 EACH

Talking Bandages

We feel sorry for those flesh-colored bandages that are just trying to hide. Stand up and be healed with bandages that make a statement! Say Oink with this box of (15) sterile photo reproductions of a raw bacon slice, plus a bonus plastic pig in every box. Mustache bandages work even if you cut something other than your lip; just tell people it's a mustache transplant. You get (15) in (4) hairy styles, plus a secret gift.

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BACON SHAPED BANDAGES IN TIN

Talking Bandages

We feel sorry for those flesh-colored bandages that are just trying to hide. Stand up and be healed with bandages that make a statement! Say Oink with this box of (15) sterile photo reproductions of a raw bacon slice, plus a bonus plastic pig in every box. Mustache bandages work even if you cut something other than your lip; just tell people it's a mustache transplant. You get (15) in (4) hairy styles, plus a secret gift.

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$6.55 EACH

Sock It To You

It’s an AS&S debut--socks with fun built right in. We’d say they’re wacky, but we hate saying wacky. These are all cotton/poly/nylon/spandex blends, which is a lot of blending right there, medium men’s, but really, they’d pretty much fit most feet, and they’re gender-indifferent. You pick the blue/red/yellow with a rubber chicken on the side; the two-tone green with pickles rampant; the four-tone with Bigfoot; the black and blue with Tesla coils; or the green/black with a Plague Doctor.

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RUBBER CHICKEN SOCKS

Sock It To You

It’s an AS&S debut--socks with fun built right in. We’d say they’re wacky, but we hate saying wacky. These are all cotton/poly/nylon/spandex blends, which is a lot of blending right there, medium men’s, but really, they’d pretty much fit most feet, and they’re gender-indifferent. You pick the blue/red/yellow with a rubber chicken on the side; the two-tone green with pickles rampant; the four-tone with Bigfoot; the black and blue with Tesla coils; or the green/black with a Plague Doctor.

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Oil-Free Essential Oil Set

This 5-vial set of amber bottles comes in a clear vinyl 5” x 7” pouch with (5) internal bottle sleeves, a 6th sleeve for the eye-dropper, and slider closure. Vials hold 8ml and measure 2-1/2” tall x 1/2” dia with black plastic screw caps. The dropper is 4” long with a black rubber bulb. All you add is the essential oils, although if you used inessential oils, who would know?

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AMBER BOTTLE AND DROPPER ESSENTIAL OIL SET

Oil-Free Essential Oil Set

This 5-vial set of amber bottles comes in a clear vinyl 5” x 7” pouch with (5) internal bottle sleeves, a 6th sleeve for the eye-dropper, and slider closure. Vials hold 8ml and measure 2-1/2” tall x 1/2” dia with black plastic screw caps. The dropper is 4” long with a black rubber bulb. All you add is the essential oils, although if you used inessential oils, who would know?

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$4.95 EACH

Got Goofy Feet?

These 14” long socks are a cotton blend, and one-size-fits-all-except-if-you’ve-got-feet-like-Shaq. We’ll pick a pair for you that look like spotted Dalmatian puppies, kittens in a gray tabby pattern, or lovely dopey-looking penguins. You’ll get (2) different sets o’ socks, we promise. Shy persons will appreciate that only the body patterns will appear until you pull up your pants to reveal the critters’ little faces. Exhibitionists can just wear shorts.

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WHIMSICAL ANIMAL-THEMED SOCKS

Got Goofy Feet?

These 14” long socks are a cotton blend, and one-size-fits-all-except-if-you’ve-got-feet-like-Shaq. We’ll pick a pair for you that look like spotted Dalmatian puppies, kittens in a gray tabby pattern, or lovely dopey-looking penguins. You’ll get (2) different sets o’ socks, we promise. Shy persons will appreciate that only the body patterns will appear until you pull up your pants to reveal the critters’ little faces. Exhibitionists can just wear shorts.

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$7.50 PKG (2)

Gauze, Just Begauze

Our each is (84) inches of stretchy, 6” wide cotton (we think) white gauze. How stretchy is it? Ours pulled out to about (11) feet, which covers a lot of owies.

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6” WIDE STRETCHABLE GAUZE ROLLS

Gauze, Just Begauze

Our each is (84) inches of stretchy, 6” wide cotton (we think) white gauze. How stretchy is it? Ours pulled out to about (11) feet, which covers a lot of owies.

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$4.50 PKG (10)

A Real Head-Scratcher

Not a mystery, but an actual way to scratch your skull. Looks like a $29.95 neo-whisk from Grate & Borrow, but it’s really our all-time favorite stainless steel scalp massager. (Also a mid-century modern metal sculpture if you stand it up on the coffee table, where it’s handy for cranio-itchy moments anyway.) Rocket-shaped handle leads to a dozen spring tines with little bubble ends for your scratching and massaging pleasure. Measures 9-1/2” long overall.

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12-TINE HEAD SCRATCHER/MASSAGER

A Real Head-Scratcher

Not a mystery, but an actual way to scratch your skull. Looks like a $29.95 neo-whisk from Grate & Borrow, but it’s really our all-time favorite stainless steel scalp massager. (Also a mid-century modern metal sculpture if you stand it up on the coffee table, where it’s handy for cranio-itchy moments anyway.) Rocket-shaped handle leads to a dozen spring tines with little bubble ends for your scratching and massaging pleasure. Measures 9-1/2” long overall.

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$4.50 EACH

WRIST STRAPS

Just your basic wrist straps with basic clips on the ends. You choose either 1/4" wide x 9" long in  black or 1/8" Dia. x 5" long in assorted colors. Perfect for I.D. badges, locker keys, or even hamster leashes.

 

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9" LONG WRIST STRAP BLACK 1/4" WIDE

WRIST STRAPS

Just your basic wrist straps with basic clips on the ends. You choose either 1/4" wide x 9" long in  black or 1/8" Dia. x 5" long in assorted colors. Perfect for I.D. badges, locker keys, or even hamster leashes.

 

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$2.50 PKG (6)

????? Holder

Anodized aluminum channel, 2-5/8" long and just wide enough to hold a 5/8" wide card or tile which is up to about 1/16" thick. It has a spring clip in the channel to secure the card and a pair of "tie tacs" on the back to hold it on your bosom. Flaunt your name, "I Love Minot", "Addicted to Surplus" or whatever message you feel is appropriate in this age of self disclosure. We'll pick at least (2) different colors for you from among black, gold, red, purple, blue and silver.

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TAG HOLDER

????? Holder

Anodized aluminum channel, 2-5/8" long and just wide enough to hold a 5/8" wide card or tile which is up to about 1/16" thick. It has a spring clip in the channel to secure the card and a pair of "tie tacs" on the back to hold it on your bosom. Flaunt your name, "I Love Minot", "Addicted to Surplus" or whatever message you feel is appropriate in this age of self disclosure. We'll pick at least (2) different colors for you from among black, gold, red, purple, blue and silver.

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$2.50 PKG (6)

Soft Touch

And easy to store. One of the better pick-up tools we've seen. Folds to just over 16" to store, but locks open at 30" with spring steel arms on an aluminum frame. It has soft, suction-cup-shaped grabbers and big, locking pistol grip. Pretty good gripping capacity too-maybe to 10 lbs or so. Get one for Mom, because at her age she can't reach the things she used to. And then get another one for yourself, because you'll be Mom's age before you know it.

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PICK-UP TOOL

Soft Touch

And easy to store. One of the better pick-up tools we've seen. Folds to just over 16" to store, but locks open at 30" with spring steel arms on an aluminum frame. It has soft, suction-cup-shaped grabbers and big, locking pistol grip. Pretty good gripping capacity too-maybe to 10 lbs or so. Get one for Mom, because at her age she can't reach the things she used to. And then get another one for yourself, because you'll be Mom's age before you know it.

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$6.50 EACH
$7.95
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Big Blue Bath Mat

Stand and drip. This medium blue (French blue? Wedgwood blue?) foam bath mat measures 27" long x 14-1/2" wide in a hemispherical shape x 7/8" thick with a rubber tub-tread on the bottom and scallop-ish decorative cut-outs along the curve. Drip in style.

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BLUE BATH MAT

Big Blue Bath Mat

Stand and drip. This medium blue (French blue? Wedgwood blue?) foam bath mat measures 27" long x 14-1/2" wide in a hemispherical shape x 7/8" thick with a rubber tub-tread on the bottom and scallop-ish decorative cut-outs along the curve. Drip in style.

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$3.75 EACH

Claw From A Magnetic Chicken

What will scratch your back and pick up the keys you dropped? Your valet, yes, but on his day off we recommend this aluminum 4-draw back-scratcher with a chicken claw that has a neodymium magnet between its middle talons for grabbing ferrous stuff. Extends to over 26” long, but shrinks to a pocket-sized 8-1/4”.

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4-DRAW EXTENDABLE BACK SCRATCHER

Claw From A Magnetic Chicken

What will scratch your back and pick up the keys you dropped? Your valet, yes, but on his day off we recommend this aluminum 4-draw back-scratcher with a chicken claw that has a neodymium magnet between its middle talons for grabbing ferrous stuff. Extends to over 26” long, but shrinks to a pocket-sized 8-1/4”.

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$2.50 EACH

Sponge On A Stick

For reaching those hard-to-reach places in the tub or shower, and you know which ones they are. (We wouldn’t want to say, because all of our reaches are different, aren’t they?) This handy item is a 5” dia x 2” thick soft foam sponge on a 17” long white plastic handle with a hole to hang it on a hook. Measures 22” long over all.

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SPONGE ON A 17” STICK

Sponge On A Stick

For reaching those hard-to-reach places in the tub or shower, and you know which ones they are. (We wouldn’t want to say, because all of our reaches are different, aren’t they?) This handy item is a 5” dia x 2” thick soft foam sponge on a 17” long white plastic handle with a hole to hang it on a hook. Measures 22” long over all.

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$5.75 EACH

The Human Lazy Susan

To everything turn, turn, turn. This padded seat measures 15-1/4” dia x 1-7/8” thick, and has a lazy-Susan bottom, allowing you to spin with less effort. The gray plush covering is removable and washable, while the foam rubber it covers makes it comfy. Think of all the personal energy you’d save. Might also be a source of amusement for your cat.

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CHAIR LAZY SUSAN

The Human Lazy Susan

To everything turn, turn, turn. This padded seat measures 15-1/4” dia x 1-7/8” thick, and has a lazy-Susan bottom, allowing you to spin with less effort. The gray plush covering is removable and washable, while the foam rubber it covers makes it comfy. Think of all the personal energy you’d save. Might also be a source of amusement for your cat.

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$9.75 EACH

Got A Hungover Zebra?

Give the poor beast an ice pack, just like in the movies, but in a zippy zebra print. We miss ice packs, frankly, and so should you. These are the classic design. You pick: the medium one at approx 9” dia when flattened empty; or the double-trouble set with (1) large at 10” dia and (1) small at 6” dia. All have 1-7/8” ID mouths with gasketed screw caps, so they should also work with hot water.

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ZEBRA CLASSIC ICE PACK SET OF 2

Got A Hungover Zebra?

Give the poor beast an ice pack, just like in the movies, but in a zippy zebra print. We miss ice packs, frankly, and so should you. These are the classic design. You pick: the medium one at approx 9” dia when flattened empty; or the double-trouble set with (1) large at 10” dia and (1) small at 6” dia. All have 1-7/8” ID mouths with gasketed screw caps, so they should also work with hot water.

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It’s Hot, Humid & Six-Fifteen

This wall-mount oval (OK, elliptical) clock, thermometer and hygrometer is from Timex® so it should take a lickin’ and keep on telling you why you’re sweating so much. Measures 11” x 8-1/4” in a classy-looking silver plastic frame, with analog dials for Fahrenheit in 2-degree increments, time in minute increments with hour/minute/second hands, and humidity from 10-100% in 2% increments. Mounts via a 3/16” keyed slot on the back. You add (1) “AA” battery.

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TIMEX®TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CLOCK

It’s Hot, Humid & Six-Fifteen

This wall-mount oval (OK, elliptical) clock, thermometer and hygrometer is from Timex® so it should take a lickin’ and keep on telling you why you’re sweating so much. Measures 11” x 8-1/4” in a classy-looking silver plastic frame, with analog dials for Fahrenheit in 2-degree increments, time in minute increments with hour/minute/second hands, and humidity from 10-100% in 2% increments. Mounts via a 3/16” keyed slot on the back. You add (1) “AA” battery.

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$12.50 EACH

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