A lint roller or lint remover is a roll of one-sided adhesive paper on a cardboard or plastic barrel that is mounted on a central spindle, with an attached handle.
The bundle also includes more everyday items including an elaborate lint remover priced at $19.99, condoms, crockery that claims to help you lose weight and, for the domestic movie star, a bottle of Windex, priced $3.99.
He coats them with an ultrafine layer of gold, and then uses a piece of tape — much like a lint remover — to pick them up by hand and transfer them gently to a silicon wafer.
On the night of the vice-presidential debate, there was a dust remover on one side of his desk, a lint remover on the other and a can of Apple-Cinnamon Glade perched high on the shelf.
Among the less illustrious items were condoms, special weight loss kitchenware, Spanx-style control underwear, window cleaning product Windex, acupuncture sessions, posh hand cream and Sedu hair tongues - oh and an elaborate lint remover.
"You can use them to stop tubs, use them as a lint remover or use them to take hot dishes off the stove," said Stephanie H. Sanchez, 21, a volunteer from Greenwich and a senior at Brown University.
My old boyfriend, whom I loved, who was as close as I'd come so far, talked loudly during movie previews, used a duck-shaped lint remover on his sweaters, refused to run from the rain and had an uncontrollable, contagious laugh that was the best compliment you ever received.
Invariably, there are suggestions about the importance of including only those items that can do double duty, for example a nightshirt that can also work as a beach cover-up (I suppose that would also mean using a toothbrush as a lint remover), and hewing to a strict policy of color-coordinated clothing.
Look inside the toolbox carried by a crime-scene detective and you might be surprised by what you find: an ordinary lint remover, for picking up hairs and fibers, a jar or two of silicon powder, for making oily fingerprints visible, and maybe a tube of Super Glue, for lifting more stubborn prints.