6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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 life’s smaller frustrations.

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Reinvented Vase

Amaranth Vase
Courtesy of Amazon

With one twist, this 10-inch vase drains old water. Twist again and the bottom pops off, so you can trim stems to help flowers last.

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Lumbar Lover

Back Relief Lumbar Pillow
Courtesy of the Cushion Lab

If you have an achy-breaky back, plop this memory foam cushion onto a chair, sofa, or driver's seat and feel the contours support your spine.

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Clean-Counter HQ

OXO's Stainless Steel Spoon Rest with Lid
Courtesy of Oxo

As you whip up your world-famous chili, this tray will hold three spoons and a pot lid, keeping your counter tidy. Pop it into the dishwasher when you're done.

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Roadside Assistance

WORX 12V Multifunction Jump Starter with LED Light
Courtesy of Amazon

Get peace of mind on road trips from this one-pound workhorse: It can jump a car battery, charge a phone, and flash five emergency light combos.

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Who's A Dry Doggy?

Green Earth Quick Dry Dog Towel
Courtesy of the Company Store

This absorbent towel has pockets for your hands to help you easily dry your wiggly pup after a bath or romp in the rain.

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Fresh Idea

Pura Smart Device
Courtesy of Pura

Plug in this diffuser and dispense designer fragrances (like Thymes and Apotheke) on demand from your phone. You can even control the intensity.

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