Brandi Broxson

Brandi Broxson is senior editor at Real Simple Magazine. She tests hundreds of products every year for the magazine’s Little Helpers feature and is the brain behind the popular New Uses For Old Things franchise. She also edits the magazine’s career and money section. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @brandibroxson.

This weeks genius finds will make life just a little bit easier—from grabbing the essentials as you run out the door to making dinner faster than a short-order cook.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. These earth-friendly items are doubly good—they help you and the environment.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Between a multi-tasking oven mitt and accessibility-friendly shoelaces, these products are sure to solve more than a few of your daily problems.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Our editor-approved spoon rest tray, back support, and other products are sure to solve at least a few of lifes smaller frustrations.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. We’ve rounded up genius products—from a more eco-friendly way to eat on the go to a better reusable storage bag for the kitchen—that make every day just a tiny bit easier.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Packed with tools made to make your holiday hosting easier, this assortment of products is bound to solve more than a few small problems.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From wrapping ribbon you can leave messages on to a smart hexagonal ice cube tray, these items will make every day a little easier.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From an adjustable rake for gathering up colorful leaves to a next-level lantern that doubles as a speaker, these items will make every day a little easier.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Automate your life even more, so you have time for the smaller things—like packing up sandwiches for a picnic in the park or treating yourself to a latte—with these clever finds.
Automate your life even more so you have time for the smaller things—like loading up your family for a beach day or having a backyard picnic with fresh watermelon—with these clever finds. Summer is here: Find new ways to entertain yourself with these life-simplifiers and problem-solvers.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. With a charger sporting a retractable cord and a multipurpose grill tool, life at home can feel much, much smarter.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. With eco-friendly produce bags and a multipurpose waterproof pouch, life at home can feel much, much smarter.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Type more ergonomically, gain confidence going braless, and more with these great products.
Repurpose those little cylinders with these clever new uses.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Compost your food scraps, clean your smartphone, and make your glasses shine brighter with these problem-solving items.
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Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Make the best possible use of your time with a stowable water bottle, better dog boots, and more.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From a space-saving toaster oven to sprayable syrup, these products are solving life’s little problems left and right.
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