6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

1

Ideaworks Bathtub Caddy With Kneeling Pad

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Whether giving your child a bath or scrubbing the tub, make the chore less painful with this water-resistant pad. It comes complete with mesh pockets to store all necessary supplies within reach.

To buy: $5, walmart.com

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2

Car Visor Organizer

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Keep sunglasses, reading glasses, and your mobile device snugly stored within reach with this handy (and attractive!) over-the-visor organizer.

To buy: $16, greatusefulstuff.com.

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3

NoteShel

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Hate opening up your purse to discover your personal reminders have fallen off the stack of sticky notes and into the abyss? This refillable holder transforms your Post-its into a notebook and comes with a magnetic (read: never hiding) pen.

To buy: $20, amazon.com.

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4

Joie Tomato Slicer & Knife

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This kitchen gadget ensures your knife makes uniform slices—every time. Use it for tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and more.

To buy: $11, amazon.com.

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5

Travelamp

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Put your smartphone to use while camping, even if you’re out of data range. This silicone attachment spreads and softens your camera’s flashlight to create a handy lamp.

To buy: $8, fredandfriends.com.

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6

The Fridge

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This app not only tracks expiration dates, but it also suggests recipes based on what foods you have on hand. Share shopping lists with family members, so you can delegate that trip to the grocery store in a pinch.

To buy: $2, itunes.com.

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