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.


Sugru Mouldable Glue


Apply this rubbery glue to any broken item—cracked glass, frayed phone chargers, and more. It dries into a flexible rubber that is waterproof, grippable, and removable.

To buy: $12 for three, homedepot.com.

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Use this all-natural spray after a day at the pool to remove chlorine residue from hair and skin. Just a few sprays help neutralize chlorine, so you won’t be itchy and dry after taking a dip. Bonus: It’s safe for everyone in the family—including children over six months of age.

To buy: $12, amazon.com.

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Stainless Steel 2-in-1 Pizza Cutter and Server


Ensure pizza night is as easy as it’s supposed to be with this double duty kitchen tool. One side quickly and cleanly slices the pie, while the other serves as a set of tongs to pick up and plate each slice.

To buy: $16, amazon.com.

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HOST Freeze Cooling Wine Glasses


Warm pinot just won’t cut it on a sticky summer night. Instead, keep these glasses in the freezer to quickly chill your wine (and keep it cold!) as soon as it’s poured.

To buy: $24 for two, bedbathandbeyond.com.

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Oni Knife


This kitchen gadget is three essentials in one—the blade spreads butter on one side, slices vegetables on the other, and the handle has a built-in plastic wrap cutter.

To buy: $25, dreamfarm.com.

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