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

File ‘N’ Peel Nail File

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When this nail file wears down, don't chuck it. Instead, peel the top layer off to reveal a fresh surface underneath. It holds three files in one durable, floral-printed board.

To buy: $5, target.com.

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2

Superfoods Tablet

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No time to shop, chop, or blend? Plop a nutrient-rich supplement (featuring spinach, kale, and six other vegetables) into water for instant green juice. Tasty, too.

To buy: $13, 8greens.com.

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3

Clear Heel Protectors

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Don't let nicks send your pumps into early retirement. Stick these virtually invisible scratch guards on the backs to hid (and prevent) scuffs.

To buy: $18.50, nordstrom.com.

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4

Dimmable Bulb

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It's like installing a dimmer switch on any fixture. Just flick the on-off switch to vary the brightness of the long-lasting LED Nanoleaf Bloom.

To buy: $40, nanoleaf.me.

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5

Easy-Close Oxford

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Limited mobility (from arthritis, say) shouldn't limit style. This magnetic-closure shirt takes the difficulty out of buttoning up.

To buy: $65, magnaready.com.

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6

Wine Guide for Beginners

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If you're clueless when it comes to picking out wine, this free app will point you in the right direction. Thanks to a variety of details including price, region, and tasting notes, the app makes it easy to select the perfect bottle.

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