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.
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Little Sipper
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1 Little Sipper


Grimy nooks, ridges, and grooves are no match for this drinkware cleaning set, with two brushes for straws, a curved one for lids, and a nib for the tiniest crevices.

Double Oven Mitt+
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2 Double Oven Mitt+


These silicone-trimmed mitts have a snap-on quilted panel to protect arms from a bubbling casserole. When it’s time to serve, detach the panel and use it as a trivet.

MyQ Smart Garage Control
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3 MyQ Smart Garage Control


This device lets you control, secure, and monitor your garage door from your smartphone. You can share access with visitors and enable Key by Amazon for in-garage delivery.

Braun 3-in-1 No Touch Thermometer
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4 Braun 3-in-1 No Touch Thermometer


In just two seconds, this thermometer glows green for a normal temperature, yellow for slightly high, and red for a fever. It even tests food and bathwater.

The DooLoop
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5 The DooLoop


Attach this colorful loop to Fido’s leash and use it to hold the bag after he does his business…until you get to a trash can.

The Original Stretchlace Elastic Shoelaces
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6 The Original Stretchlace Elastic Shoelaces


These stretchy laces turn any shoe into a slip-on. The elasticity helps kids and people with limited mobility tie shoes more easily.