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.

Perfect for picky eaters, this silicone divider keeps each food from—gasp!—touching. Plus, it's cheaper and greener than buying compartmentalized paper plates.
To buy: $6, foodcubby.com.

Planes Travel Laundry Bag
Stumped on where to put dirty clothes when traveling? Instead of stuffing them into your suitcase, bring along this printed bag. It holds 6.6 pounds of laundry and folds into a small pouch. 
To buy: $6, kikkerland.com.

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors
So much more than just a pair of scissors, this gadget functions as a screw driver, bottle opener, nut cracker, jar-lid opener, twig cutter, and more. It comes apart for easy cleaning, and can be used by lefties, too. 
To buy: $15, amazon.com.

Personalized Address Stamp
A stamper for every need: think home address, holiday card, monogram, and more. The no-mess design ensures you won't smudge the envelope. 
To buy: $29-49 for customizable design,  threedesigningwomen.com.

Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter
A colander-inspired bottom filters out unpopped kernels, leaving you with a full bowl of freshly popped popcorn. The ceramic bowl itself is beautifully glazed, and can also serve as a fruit bowl or a serving dish. 
To buy: $75, uncommongoods.com.

This well-curated gifting site lets you send small, personalized gifts straight to friends and family. Select from eight gorgeous gift boxes, choose from a range of artisanal gifts, and then add photos and a custom message.