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

Command Bath Mirror

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With this easy-to-hang mirror, shaving or washing your face in the shower is a breeze. It adheres to most surfaces—tile, glass, wood, painted surfaces, and mirrors—in just four simple steps.

To buy: $15, homedepot.com.

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2

Allergy Alert Labels

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If your child has a food allergy, these customizable labels solve not one, but two problems. Select the allergy, and then add your kid's name and contact information.

To buy: $12 for 20, inchbug.com.

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3

Digital Luggage Grip

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Don’t wait until you get to the airport to weigh the bag you’re checking. The LED screen on this handheld luggage scale will give you an accurate reading up to 110 pounds.

To buy: $16.50, staples.com.

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4

SockTABs

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Never waste time finding the mate to a missing sock again. These tiny tabs, which won't damage or leave holes in your socks, keep pairs together during spin cycles.

To buy: $8 for 24, socktabs.com.

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5

The Cooler Tray

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Nestle this adjustable food-safe plastic tray above the ice in nearly any cooler to keep food and beverages cool, but dry.

To buy: $17, thegrommet.com.

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6

Rungo

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Discover running routes created by other local runners, or log your own custom course. During your jog, the free app provides turn-by-turn directions, and will alert you if you veer off course—no WiFi required.

Photo by rungoapp.com