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

Herb Pot and Snip Set

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This porcelain pot is specially designed to keep homegrown herbs flourishing. Two separate side spouts make for easy, even watering and raised nodes inside ensure sprigs don't get soggy. Plus, the included snipper comes in handy when you're ready to get cooking.

To buy: $25, uncommongoods.com.

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2

Presse by Bobble

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Thanks to this stainless steel portable press (which brews coffee in just three minutes), a fresh cup of joe doesn't have to be reserved for weekends. A micro-filter separates the grounds from the coffee, and three layers of insulation keeps the brew hot for hours.

To buy: $30, waterbobble.com.

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3

PhoneSoap

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Studies have shown that phones can carry more germs than a toilet seat. Keep your device cleaner with this smart UV sanitizer—all while charging its battery.

To buy: $60, phonesoap.com.

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4

Whiskle

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Don't bother grabbing a rubber spatula to scrape down the bowl—this whisk has a scraper built right into its side, saving dishes (and time) when making pancakes, cupcakes, and more.

To buy: $15, josephjoseph.com.

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5

Cookina Club Reusable Non-Stick Sheet

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Rather than line pans with parchment paper or foil every time you cook, invest in a reusable Non-Stick Sheet. You can cook and serve dinner directly on the nonstick surface, then wash and use over and over again.

To buy: $25, cookina.com.

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6

Service

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Don't waste time on hold with customer service. Whether airline problems or excess charges on your phone bill, this free service will contact the business and resolve the issue for you.

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