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.


Wraps Wristband Headphones


Instead of searching for tangled headphones at the bottom of your bag, have them at the ready on your wrist with this innovative disguise. The stylish neutral leather means it'll match all your workout attire.

To buy: $39, mywraps.com.

Photo by mywraps.com

Schick Hydro Silk Shower Hanging Refills


Hang this smart packaging in your shower and you’ll always have a fresh razor blade at your fingertips. The wrapper protects the blade from water and humidity to ensure it stays sharp and fresh until it’s time to use.

To buy: $15 for four blades, target.com.

Photo by target.com

Two-In-One Whisk and Scraper


The added lip on this kitchen classic makes it easy to scrape up every last bit of batter from the bowl. The best part? The dual-use tool means minimal clean up.

To buy: $12, store.moma.org.

Photo by store.moma.org


F1 Air Supplies Motion Band Grey


Prevent motion sickness in the air, on the sea, and on the road with this natural remedy. The small stud gently activates a pressure point on the wrist that helps relieve nausea.

To buy: $8, flight001.com.

Photo by flight001.com

Dog Bowl Water Bottle


Keep your hound hydrated on long walks with this leak-proof bottle. Just squeeze the BPA-free bottle and the dish on top fills with water. The height makes it easy for dogs to drink from, and an adjustable strap attaches to a bag or belt for portability.

To buy: $20, uncommongoods.com.

Photo by uncommongoods.com

Carpool Kids


In the rush of back-to-school, it’s easy to forget exactly who is responsible to pick the kids up from soccer practice. This free iOS app easily organizes carpool schedules between parents. Ride share with a friend without an iPhone? Their responsive website allows non-Apple users to access all the features on a web browser.

Photo by itunes.apple.com