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

Good Grips Flip-Spout Pourer by OXO

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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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2

Bite Beauty Mix N' Mingle

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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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3

Paintbrush in a Can

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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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4

Butterup Knife

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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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5

Leviton 4-Port USB Charger

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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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6

Giftstarter

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Don't let a sky-high price tag stop you from giving the perfect gift. With GiftStarter you can split the cost, and then invite friends to contribute. Once the gift is fully funded, the gift is automatically sent to the recipient—with a card that's complete with a personal note from each contributor.

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