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

Nesting Wine Glasses

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Removable stems make these glasses ideal for packing for a picnic—and the durable material means they won’t break in transit.

To buy: $9.50, amazon.com.

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2

Chef’n Cloud Cover 9 Inch Universal Lid

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This silicone lid, which creates an airtight seal around nearly any size pot or bowl, helps keep food fresh by locking in moisture. Taking the dish to a potluck? The lid helps prevents spills during transport, too.

To buy: $13, kitchencouture.com.

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3

Stinger All Natural Mosquito Repellent Lantern

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Keep mosquitos at bay with a decorative lantern that slowly diffuses plant-based ingredients to naturally repel bugs within 225 square feet.

To buy: $16, amazon.com.

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4

Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers

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These sheets use abaca leaf, a highly absorbent natural fiber, to sop up shine while leaving your base intact. Packaging plus: The compact tube fits easily in your purse and—brilliant—has a mirror on the lid.

To buy: $15 for 35 sheets, tatcha.com.

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5

Tropical Print Foldable Tote

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This fun find proves sensible can be stylish. The functional tote tucks into itself, so you can stow it in your suitcase until you arrive at the beach.

To buy: $45, stories.com.

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6

Maven

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Need a doctor’s opinion in a hurry? Use this free app to select the proper practitioner—and visit with them face-to-face right on your screen. You can schedule follow up appointments and keep track of medical records right on the app, too.

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