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

Matador Droplet Wet Bag

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Open this compact keychain accessory to reveal a 10.5-by-9-inch water-resistant bag that will keep your lunch from leaking into your purse or your phone safe from sand and water at the beach.

To buy: $15, maradorup.com.

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2

Quirky Silo Portion Control Container

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This food storage container comes with a built-in barrier, allowing you to pour the perfect portion without a measuring cup. The set includes two different sizes: The 3-quart measures a 1 cup portion, while the 1.5-quart dishes a kid-friendly ½ cup.

To buy: $27 for two, qvc.com.

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3

Zubits Magnetic Shoe Closures

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Magnetic closures stay snapped together while you're out and about, and then easily pop apart when it’s time to take your shoes off. Three sizes ensure there's a fit for all ages.

To buy: $21, zubits.com.

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4

Card Cubby

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If your purse seems like an endless abyss, replace a cluttered wallet with this stylish yet highly functional pouch. It acts as a mini filing cabinet, holding up to 40 plastic cards (think identification, credit cards, insurance documentation, and more) with A-Z organization.

To buy: $23, amazon.com.

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5

Infinity Blanket and Pillow

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This supremely soft, flexible pillow, which is more than 3 feet long, twists into nearly any shape to provide full-body comfort during plane rides, power naps, and everyday snuggling.

To buy: $59, huzidesign.com.

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6

Off the Menu

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"Secret" menu items are popping up at restaurants around the country. This free app reveals which restaurants offer them—and then details the special, so you can order like a pro.

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