Life Strategies

Good life strategies include the tools, schedules, mantras, and more that you use to make every day a little easier. Among our life strategies, you'll find positive quotes and motivational quotes for finding inspiration every day, plus more practical strategies such as ideas for morning routines for school, staycations, and even how to find the link in bio on Instagram.

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A Travel Water Bottle for Dogs—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
There’s always a good reason to make life easier. Whether you’re soaking up every last bit of summer or ramping up for the school year, these items will help you cut back on messes and focus on the good stuff. Brush covers keep your beauty tools in tip-top shape. A light-up outlet cover helps you find things in the dark. A vibrant checklist puts your to-do list in a new light. 
Bug Repellent Wipes—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Some want to enjoy summer inside in the air conditioning, while others prefer spending all day in the sun. For the indoorsy type, a puzzle mat will make sure no pieces end up on the floor. For the lover of the outdoors, there are LED golf balls for a round of night golf and bug repellant wipes to ward off itchy bug bites. Indoors or outdoors, spend your summer how you prefer! 
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A Reusable Ear Swab—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
We love the summer sun—until we get a little too much of it. For the pesky hair-part sunburn, there’s a mineral powder sunscreen that’ll do just the trick. No one likes an overheated phone at the pool or park, but an insulated phone bag will keep it out of the heat all day. And for the furry friends that like to sunbathe just as much as we do, a cooling mat will make sure they don’t get too toasty.
A Washable Purse Cleaner—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Whether you’re headed to the ocean, lake, or pool, these items will make your summer days a little easier (and cleaner, while we’re at it). Pack waterproof playing cards for all-weather fun. A backpack-turned-recliner is handy for spontaneous adventures, and you can clean out residual sand trapped in there with a hard-working purse cleaner. 
Foldable Clothing Hangers—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Don’t let a lack of organization add to the stress of travel this summer. These tools and gadgets simplify the process while adding a layer of excitement to upcoming trips and vacations. A trunk organizer makes even the largest grocery hauls seem manageable. A matching memory game keeps little ones occupied (and you at peace) on long excursions. A leather cord wrap helps you keep track of chargers while on the go.
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A Silicone Lipstick Organizer—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Fourth of July is over and we’re officially in peak summer mode. Take advantage of beach days with an absorbent towel that doubles as a game table. Take fresh fruit with you on the go (and keep it mush-free) with a portable colander. Compost those uneaten berries with plant-based bags. 
A Portable Desk Organizer—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Tackle the summer heat with a long-lasting deodorant spray for your clothes, enjoy some laps in the pool with custom-fit glasses, and take your WFH station outside (or anywhere) with a desk organizer you can easily pick up and transport.
A Portable Fireplace—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

It’s summertime and the living is easy…ish? Even with fun activities and trips planned, you’ll still need to do some tidying up, so here are some things to make that quicker. A self-sealing trash can literally does all the dirty work for you. A magnetic hair clip holder corrals all of those loose bobby pins that seem to find their way into every crevice of your vanity. A raised pet trough will keep your fluffy best friend’s messy eating habits contained.