6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Sponsored by Sherwin-WilliamsReal Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

1

Skewer Grilling Basket

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This grilling basket holds four kebabs and locks to keep skewers in place. The handle extends up to 30 inches long to make it easy to cook over a grill or an open campfire (just be sure to wear an oven mitt!).

To buy: $14, uncommongoods.com.

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2

Travel Grid-It Organizer

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Say goodbye to tangled headphones and chargers. This slim organizer easily fits in a carry-on, and keeps all of your electronics secured in one place.

To buy: $15, containerstore.com.

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3

Better Houseware Collapsible Tea Kettle

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If space is tight, consider this collapsible tea kettle. It holds 40 ounces of liquid, and is made of stainless steel and silicon material to make cleaning a breeze.

To buy: $30, amazon.com.

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4

Copper Smartphone Projector

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This portable device, which uses a smart phone to project video, makes camping trips and outdoor parties infinitely more fun. Because it's made from cardboard, the projector is lightweight and amplifies sound, too.

To buy: $30, urbanoutfitters.com.

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5

Hub Umbrella Stand

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An easy fix for wet umbrellas resting in your entryway, this contemporary, water-resistant holder features both slots and hooks to keep umbrellas or every shape and size organized.

To buy: $50, umbra.com.

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6

1Password

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Instead of writing down all those website logins or Wi-Fi passwords, secure your information with this free app. An automatic generator creates unique passwords and then stores them all in one convenient spot.

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