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

Culinary Parchment Tulip Cups

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Give ordinary cupcakes a professional upgrade with nonstick parchment cups that feature pretty petal tips. They're perfect for parties or potlucks—and clean up is a breeze.

To buy: $6 for 12, amazon.com.

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2

Conair Battery Operated Fabric Defuzzer

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Safely shave away pills, fuzz, and lint with this battery-operated defuzzer to keep your favorite sweaters looking brand new. The tool adjusts to accommodate various fabrics, and a detachable collector makes for speedy clean-up.

To buy: $13, amazon.com.

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3

Contigo’s Ultimate Party Cup

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A must-have during tailgating season (and a serious upgrade from the plastic variety), this vacuum-insulated cup keeps drinks chilled for up to eight hours. The stainless steel material prevents the exterior from sweating, so your hands stay dry.

To buy: $13, amazon.com.

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4

Architec Swipe Counter Wiper

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Cooking for a crowd right up until they arrive? Quickly clean up both dry and wet messes—cake crumbs, water spills, and more—with this reusable squeegee.

To buy: 13, amazon.com.

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5

Handbag Raincoat

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Protect your purse from rain, sleet, and snow with a water-repellant cover that slips over your bag and seals shut. It's designed to fit over most briefcases as well.

To buy: $25, thegrommet.com.

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6

Paper

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This handy app lets you save text, photos, screenshots, and sketches, so you can keep to-do lists and inspiration in the same easy-to-access place. It's easy to share your ideas and lists as PDFs or Powerpoints, too.

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