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.


Peel and Stick Night Light


This battery-powered LED light features adhesive velcro backing, making it a cinch to mount. Place the illuminating strip in dark hallways, bedrooms, basements, and more.

To buy: $7.50, kikkerland.com.

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Live Life Fit Snackstack


Designed for toting healthy food on-the-go, this container separates your snacks while keeping portions in check. The four jars, which are great for holding nuts, fruits and veggies, spreads, and more, twist and lock securely into place.

To buy: $13, getfitbook.com.

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Digital Tape Measure


A conventional tape measure and laser-measuring tool wrapped into one, this gadget takes the guesswork out of household projects. It can store and recall up to two measurements, and you can toggle between inches, feet, fractions, and decimals.

To buy: $32, momastore.org.

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Reusable Ice Melting Mat


Filled with the same ingredients found in rock salt, this doormat works quickly to melt away snow and ice. It can be used in temperatures as low as -15 degrees.

To buy: $50, thegrommet.com.

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Kelty Tru.Comfort Zip 20 Sleeping Bag


This insulated sleeping bag—complete with a cozy removable blanket—is designed specifically for women, by women. Its oversized shape is perfect for side sleepers, and the hood can fit a pillow from home.

To buy: $130, rei.com.

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