GRUNGE-FREE TYPING: Get crumbs and other unidentified molecules off your keyboard with the Keyboard Vacuum, a mini accessory that plugs into the USB port on your computer and comes with two attachments, a brush and a rubber tip, to suck up every last piece of dirt in between keys. USB Keyboard Vacuum, $5. Available at The Container Store; 908 W North Ave; 312.654.8450 or online at www.containerstore.com
Dust mites be gone
By KIM PEIFFER
The Container Store
A nifty battery-free vacuum removes grime from keyboards.
VEGAN FASHION: Shop Pivot Boutique on Monday for a peek at vegan fashions including Matt & Nat handbags and Vaute Couture. And, what vegan style night would be complete without smoothies? September 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. Pivot Boutique, 1101 W. Fulton Mkt.; 312-243-4754, pivotboutique.com
GIVE BACK TO SCORE: Receive a $45 treatment for $20 at Halo [For Men] when you bring in school supplies to donate. Offer good through September 20. Halo [For Men] 1655 N. Damen Ave., 773-342-4256 (see other locations at halochicago.com)
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