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

Envelope Travel Organizer

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Tuck jewelry inside this slim 12-pocket organizer when traveling to ensure you won’t have any untangling to do upon arrival.

To buy: $8, umbra.com.

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2

The Go Plate Set

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Don’t worry about juggling both a plate and a drink at backyard barbecues this summer. These four-compartment plates are designed to fit your beer bottle, so you can mingle without making a mess.

To buy: $16, urbanoutfitters.com.

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3

Avo Shark

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This clever kitchen contraption is specifically designed to de-pit, slice, and mash the popular ingredient with its stainless steel blade and scoop.

To buy: $19, thegrommet.com.

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4

Knit Storage Table

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Thanks to its durable polypropylene knitted fabric, this chic side table can be used both indoors and outdoors. The top opens to reveal hidden storage space.

To buy: $35, containerstore.com.

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5

6 in 1 Beverage Bottle

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With an insulated double wall, this bottle can hold six different types of drinks—from coffee and tea to smoothies—and keeps them hot or cold.

To buy: $40, uncommongoods.com.

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6

Docady

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Use your smartphone to scan and store confidential documents (think medical records or bills) in this free app. The best part? The scanner recognizes and categorizes the documents for you.

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