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.


Good Grips Flip-Spout Pourer by OXO


Whether dressing a salad or warming olive oil in a skillet, this attachable spout makes for drip-free pours. The silicone funnel flips open for easy refills.

To buy: $12, containerstore.com.

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Bite Beauty Mix N' Mingle


The Bite Beauty Mix N' Mingle is slimmer than a traditional lipstick but houses two creamy shades so you can switch based on your mood (or layer them). Each bullet is packed with free radical-fighting resveratrol to help prevent and smooth pesky lip lines. In eight duos. ​

To buy: $14, sephora.com.

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Paintbrush in a Can


With a high-quality brush built into the lid, this paint can takes the mess out of touch-ups by containing drips. No need to clean the brush when you’re finished—simply place it back inside the can and reseal for later use.

To buy: $16, thegrommet.com.

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Butterup Knife


This wide, flat knife features a built-in grater, which turns hard bricks of butter into silky, spreadable ribbons. You'll never tear up your dinner rolls again.

To buy: $20, momastore.com.

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Leviton 4-Port USB Charger


Replace your standard wallplate with a four-port charger that accommodates nearly any type of tablet, smartphone, and more. A smart chip recognizes each device to optimize its power and reduce charging time.

To buy: $30, amazon.com.

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