The latest from the Laundress is twice as concentrated as most other oxygen bleaches and, with a sweet, musky scent, is gentle on the nose.
To buy: $15, thelaundress.com. RS exclusive: Enter “realsimple” at checkout for 20 percent off the entire website.
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All-Occasion Gift-Card Set
If you’ve ever been that person frantically perusing the so-so drugstore cards en route to a birthday party, then this box, which is packed with 15 letter-pressed, Kate Spade– designed cards featuring scenario-specific sentiments, is for you. (And, yes, oh procrastinating one, they’ll ship overnight, but it will cost you.)
Stinky, wet sneakers are about as enjoyable as, oh, the boot-camp class that helped them get that way. Slip in these cedar-stuffed pads and they’ll suck up moisture eight times faster than if you left the sneakers out to air-dry.
“Am I at a ¼-inch thickness yet?” Eliminate the guesstimating with this handy kitchen helper, which boasts four removable disks to measure the thickness of your dough. And to be sure the crust will fit your pie plate, measure the diameter with the markings on the pin.
To buy: $20, momastore.org. Unfortunately, this item is on backorder.
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You like the jeans-tucked-into-boots look, but your pants always bunch in the legs when you try it. Keep them in line with these bands that clip to the hems to create (hidden) stirrups.
Finally, a litter box that’s not an eyesore. This contraption has a reusable liner, rooftop access for your cat’s privacy, and a scoop-and-brush combo that clips to the side. And while it doesn’t come in tabby, it is available in red, yellow, black, white, and blue (shown).