13 Items the Pros Can't Live Without

HGTV and DIY Network stars, plus HGTV Magazine staffers, share the game-changer finds that make them say, "I wish I'd bought this thing years ago!"

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Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Styling by Angela Campos)

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Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Styling by Angela Campos)

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Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Styling by Angela Campos)

Washable Nylon Carryall

"This washable nylon carryall can tote up to 50 pounds—and squishes down into a 5-inch-square carrying pouch. I always have one stashed in my purse.”—Christina El Moussa, Flip or Flop. Standard nylon bag in turquoise, $9, baggu.com

Slim Colorful Hangers

"I finally upgraded to these slim, colorful hangers—goodbye, flimsy plastic ones! The velvety no-slip covering really works.”—Ridge Carpenter, art director. Joy Mangano Huggable Hangers suit hangers, $6 for a set of 6 (in one color), $6, hsn.com

Bluetooth-Ready AM/FM RAdio

"Stylish enough for a side table, this Bluetooth-ready AM/FM radio delivers my daily NPR fix and syncs with my iPhone, so I can play any song in my library.”—Jaimie Dalessio Clayton, senior associate editor. Model One BT Bluetooth AM/FM radio, $260, tivoliaudio.com

Stainless Steel French Press

"Coffee tastes 10 times better out of this stainless steel French press —and I swear it stays fresher and hotter for longer, too.” —Alison Victoria, Kitchen Crashers. Eileen 8-cup coffeemaker in lime green, $40, bodum.com

Return Address Stamp

"Everyday mail feels special thanks to this return address stamp. Plus, it saves a ton of time when I’m sending a stack of letters.”—Sara Peterson, editor in chief. Three Designing Women address stamp, $45, tinyprints.com

Lightweight Table

"The steel base of this lightweight table can slide under furniture, so it moves around my house a lot. It’s handy as a laptop perch near the couch or to hold books and magazines beside the bed.”—Tiffany Brooks, HGTV designer. Avenue C 20"W x 10"D x 24"H table in teal, $169, crateandbarrel.com

Ultra-Durable Travel Umbrella

"I’m a die-hard bargain hunter, but this ultra-durable travel umbrella is worth every penny. Its reinforced frame never turns inside out, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.”—Egypt Sherrod, Property Virgins. Davek Traveler umbrella in fuchsia pink, $89, davekny.com

Nonstick Pan

"I love that this nonstick pan has an ecofriendly coating. I don’t need to use any oil at all when I cook with it.”—Sabrina Soto, HGTV designer. Paris nonstick 12"-diameter open frypan, $70, greenpan-shop.com

Powerful Hair Dryer

"It’s hard to do a salon-quality blowout at home, but this powerful hair dryer leaves my long hair as silky as when I go to a pro.”—Rachel Barker, photo editor. BaByliss PRO TT hair dryer in red, $80, bedbathandbeyond.com

Superstrong Lopper

"This superstrong lopper with cork handles makes pruning painless. A special coating keeps the blades from gunking up.”—Chris Lambton, Yard Crashers. Quantum 23"-long lopper, $100, fiskars.com

Double-Sided Shower Curtain Rings

"Double-sided shower curtain rings are genius! You can take off the liner without removing the shower curtain.”—Chip Wade, Elbow Room. Moen double shower curtain rings in chrome, $15.50 for a set of 12, homedepot.com

Snap-Tight Bag Sealers

"These snap-tight bag sealers really keep cereal and chips crunchy. Plus, you get 30 for three bucks!” —Jessica Dodell-Feder, senior editor. Bevara sealing clips, $3 for a mixed set of 30, ikea.com

Crazy-Fast Air Popper

"We don’t own a microwave, so on movie night this crazy-fast air popper rocks. It makes 18 cups in three minutes!”—Josh Temple, House Crashers. Presto PopLite hot air corn popper, $30, amazon.com

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