6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

1

Blow Dryer Mount

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Make the back of your hair look as good as the front with this mount. It fastens to your bathroom wall and securely holds your blow dryer, so your hands are free to style.

To buy: $22, amazon.com.

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2

Instant Smudge Fix

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Mess up your polish mid manicure? This quick-drying coat smoothes out any smudge, dent, or chip instantly—whether nails are dry or wet.

To buy: $14, shopspring.com.

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3

Temperature Sensing Spoons

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Keep your kid’s mouth safe this holiday season with these color changing stirrers. The red spoons will turn white if your drink is hotter than 145 degrees.

To buy: $15, williams-sonoma.com.

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4

Laundry Sorter With Ironing Board

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Make laundry day go a little smoother with this space-saving console. It not only has three separate sorting sections (whites, darks, and brights), but the lid also doubles as an ironing board.

To buy: $60, crateandbarrel.com.

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5

Lidded Ice Tray

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Don’t settle for stinky ice. The lid on this silicone ice tray means your cubes are safe from any lingering freezer smells. They’re lined with stainless steel, too, so you’ll get all the flexibility of silicone without the flimsiness.

To buy: $36 for three, food52.com.

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6

Digit

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Save money this holiday season (and beyond) by connecting Digit to your checking account. The useful app will analyze your spending habits and tuck away small amounts of money in a savings account every couple of days—you won’t even notice it’s gone. It comes with a no-overdraft guarantee, too.

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