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

Bobble Toothbrush Holder + Timer

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This weighted toothbrush base doubles as a timer, which helps kids learn to brush their teeth for the full two minutes. The base will fit most standard-sized, non-electric toothbrushes.

To buy: $5, aplusrstore.com.

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2

GrillFloss

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This slim metal grill cleaner reaches all the way around each grate, meaning you can scrape away debris from even the hardest-to-reach places. The dual-sized cleaning head fits every round stainless steel grate.

To buy: $20, thegrommet.com.

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3

Hanging Door Magnetic Photo Display

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This magnetic strip clips onto the top of any door—no hardware required. Perfect for displaying all sorts of mementos, including photos, notes, or even a set of keys.

To buy: $24, urbanoutfitters.com.

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4

Pillowed Beach Towel

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Not only does this towel feature a built-in foam pillow, but it also has pockets to keep your personal belongings safe. A special water-resistant pouch, complete with a clear touch-screen window, lets you text while sunbathing.

To buy: $36, thegrommet.com.

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5

HotLogicMini

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Gone are the days of waiting in line for the (dirty) office microwave. This personal portable oven works anywhere there's an outlet, so you can warm up your lunch right at your own desk.

To buy: $40, hotlogicmini.com.

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6

Skyfit

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With a range of workouts led by personal trainers, this app will make you feel like you're taking your favorite fitness classes. The best part? You can work out anytime, anywhere.

To buy: $10 per month, skyfitapp.com.

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