Kuhn Rikon Slider Ties, 4½-inch, super-strong silicone loops with an adjustable closure, can be used in a million different ways. It’s such a simple idea, but these versatile, reusable slider ties offer so many uses in virtually every room of the house, from the kitchen and laundry room, to the garage, playroom, or home office. (Keep all those messy cords tangle free.) In the kitchen, they can help you hang just about anything, from herbs to oven mitts to odd-size utensils. They also are a terrific way to reduce food waste by reclosing packages to keep items fresh in the cabinet, fridge, or freezer, letting you cut down on twist ties and zip-top bags for a more eco-friendly kitchen. $5 for a set of 4. Available at Duck Soup, 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, and Kitchen Outfitters, 342 Great Road, Acton, and online at www.kuhnrikonshop.com, www.amazon.com.