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

Empower NiteBright Ultra Reflective Fleece Headband

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For the runner pounding the pavement after dark, this high visibility headband reflects light and can be spotted by cars more than 450 feet away.

To buy: $15, empowerfitness.com.

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2

Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste System

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Want a brighter smile without the trouble (or the cost) of a whitening treatment? This toothpaste system buffs away stains (step 1) before you whiten (2), for a more brilliant result.

To buy: $21, amazon.com.

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3

Paddywax Terrain Candles

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These botanical-scented candles arrive in hand-painted ceramic vessels that can be upcycled into a planter after the candle is burned.


To buy: $26, paddywax.com.

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4

Velvet Champagne Set

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Whether you gift it to a friend or keep it for yourself, this two-part set will come in handy for the holidays. Sturdy champagne pliers provide leverage for freeing a cork, and the stainless-steel sealer keeps unfinished bottles bubbly.  

To buy: $30, rabbitwine.com.

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5

Revlon Pro Collection One-Step Dryer and Styler

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Shave crucial minutes off your morning routine with this handy styler. It blasts hot air to dry hair and has massage ball tips to smooth, saving you a step and arm fatigue.

To buy: $50, target.com.

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6

Tweed Wolf

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This expert service edits, arranges, and prints your best photos, then creates a custom album that's delivered to your door. Yes, it's pricey, but the results are well worth it—you'll have a gorgeous photo album (no effort required) that will last you a lifetime.

To buy: $270, tweedwolf.com.

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