6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

1

Gripponz Ring Stain Prevention

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Rust rings are stubborn, which is why these functional bases work to prevent them before they form. Attach one to shaving cream cans, soda cans, household cleaners, and more.

To buy: $10 for two, thegrommet.com.

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2

Stackable Wine Glasses Set

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Perfect for picnics or outdoor spring gatherings, these stacking acrylic glasses are easy to store and won't move around in transit.

To buy: $12, urbanoutfitters.com.

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3

Battle Balloons

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Filling individual water balloons is a tedious, time-consuming process—until now. This fun gadget fills and ties 40 balloons in mere seconds, and non-toxic color makes for a bright burst every time.

To buy: $13, bulbhead.com.

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4

PhillUp

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Instead of letting drinking glasses pile up in the sink (or collecting them from all around the house), attach the kids' cups directly to the fridge. They'll be excited to grab them and fill them up themselves.

To buy: $15, puj.com.

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5

Stackers Bedside Pocket

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Instead of letting clutter build up on the bedside table, slip magazines, tablets, and more into this large bedside pocket. Attached cable loops keep cords from tangling.

To buy: $49, containerstore.com.

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6

Talkspace

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After completing a free assessment and selecting a plan, Talkspace connects you with a professional licensed therapist. Chat with them anytime, anywhere—just as you would a friend or family member.

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