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

All Natural Firestarters

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Whether camping or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, egg cartons, packed with sawdust and paraffin wax, provide an all-natural and eco-friendly way to get the flames going faster.

To buy: $10, thegrommet.com.

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2

Reusable Pet Food Storage Bag

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If you’re taking a furry friend on a road trip this summer, easily pack and transport pet food with this airtight to-go bag. It holds up to 14 cups of food—and features a dedicated spot for feeding instructions.

To buy: $15, containerstore.com.

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3

Cabana Boy Sunscreen Applier

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No beach companion? No problem. This holder cradles spray sunblock, so you’ll never miss those hard-to-reach spots. Fits most continuous spray sunscreen.

To buy: $14, my-cabanaboy.com and amazon.com.

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4

Earbud Earrings

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Tired of your earbuds falling out of your ears? These sterling silver studs have a crafty indentation to hold the cords firmly in place. Available in 14 designs.

To buy: $68, eachjewels.com.

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5

Chi Kabloom Brush

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Straight out of a funfetti cake box, this brush has squiggle-shaped nylon bristles that help add lift at your crown. Only five inches long, it fits (and will never get lost in) your bag.

To buy: $8, loxabeauty.com.

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6

Yummi

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Love browsing food posts on Instagram? You’ll go crazy for this new free app, which helps you find the restaurants that serve those delicious eats. The photos appear on a Facebook-like feed that will keep you scrolling for hours.

Photo by yummi.cool