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

Taylor Anywhere Timer

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Secure this portable timer to your apron, the oven, or even your wrist to ensure dinner is never overcooked again. Thanks to a magnetized back, you can mount it to the fridge when not in use.

To buy: $10, amazon.com.

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2

Goverre Stemless Wine Glass

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Thicker and more durable than a standard wine glass, this silicone-wrapped cup is designed for wine on-the-go. The accompanying lid makes for spill-free sipping.

To buy: $20, goverre.com.



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3

Erin Condren Gift Wrap Book

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Complete with gift tags, holiday cards, decorative stickers, and reversible sheets of wrapping paper, this small, transportable book takes the stress (and clutter) out of gifting.

To buy: $22, erincondren.com.

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4

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide

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Great for the DIYer, this handy reference book is packed with detailed instructions (and expert tips) for a multitude of at-home projects. It's organized into five sections: kitchen, outdoors, home, gardening, and grooming.

To buy: $25, kaufmann-mercantile.com.

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5

Duo Coffee Steeper

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Similar to a French press—but without the extra sludge and fear of over-extraction—this sleek coffee maker brews full-bodied coffee (both hot and iced) in just four minutes.

To buy: $99, fellowproducts.com.

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6

Curology

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Submit selfies and fill out a skincare questionnaire through this app, and licensed dermatologists will review your photos and then prescribe a custom moisturizing formula based on your needs and medical history. When it's ready, the prescription will be delivered straight to your door.

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