6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

1

F'lint Retractable Lint Roller

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Traditional lint rollers are too bulky for travel, but this portable version slides easily into a purse. The retractable design keeps the sheets from drying out or sticking to the other contents of your purse.

To buy: $7, thegrommet.com.

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2

Kikkerland Clothespin Bike Light

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This clip-on bike light will help keep you safe on nighttime rides—no fancy gear required. It easily attaches to most handlebars, and shines a bright, long-lasting light to alert drivers.

To buy: $8, amazon.com.

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3

Red Wine Stain Remover

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This all-natural spray (designed to mimic a wine bottle) works quickly to remove tough stains, including red wine, berries, and blood. For best results, spray on fresh stains before they've seeped into the fabric.

To buy: $9, thegrommet.com.

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4

Chef'n SaladShears Lettuce Chopper

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You don't have to buy lunch to get a chopped salad. This kitchen tool lets you cut, shear, and chop without wilting the greens, and its compact size means you can chop straight in the serving bowl.

To buy: $10, amazon.com.

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5

Waterproof Journal

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No matter what adventures you have planned in 2016, this journal ensures you won't miss a beat. Jot your thoughts down poolside, by the ocean, or even in the pouring rain.

To buy: $20, urbanoutfitters.com.

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6

Wellcoin

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Designed to help you keep your health-related resolutions, this free app rewards you with prizes when you log healthy activities (go for a run, choose water over soda). You can then spend your coins on a variety of rewards, from workout gear to gym classes.

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