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. Find your new WFH tool, a more sustainable solution for lint, and a cleaner way to store your knives in this list of editor picks.

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DYMOND Knife Sterilizer & Storage Block

6 Clever Items (2/26/21) - DYMOND Knife Sterilizer & Storage Block

This sleek knife block offers a contemporary countertop storage tool for your sharpest kitchen tools—and it harnesses the power of UV-C light technology to kill 99.9 percent of harmful bacteria on those tools. With space for up to six knives, a sharpening steel, and space for small utensils (such as reusable straws), it's a sanitary, compact option for a cleaner, chicer kitchen.

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Burstenhaus Redecker Natural Rubber Lint Brush

6 Clever Items (2/26/21) - Burstenhaus Redecker Natural Rubber Lint Brush

The rubber bristles on this brush remove hair, lint, and dust from clothing and upholstery with a little static electricity action. A reusable alternative to lint rollers with single-use sheets, it's easily cleaned and compact, with a beech wood handle.

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Google Chromecast with Google TV

6 Clever Items (2/26/21) - Google Chromecast with Google TV

The latest iteration of Google's Chromecast device has all the casting abilities you know and love—plus a remote with voice-control capabilities and a streaming service hub that allows you to stream, search for your next great binge-watch, and more straight from your TV, no additional device required.

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6 Clever Items (2/26/21) - IKEA BJÖRKÅSEN

This compact laptop stand will turn your couch into a more functional workspace without a hefty price tag. With a built-in cup holder for your morning coffee and a tray that folds down for easy storage, it's the work-from-home problem-solver you've been waiting for.

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EZPZ Mini Cup + Straw Training System

6 Clever Items (2/26/21) - EZPZ Mini Cup + Straw Training System

Help toddlers master the art of drinking with a straw—which also helps support lip rounding and promotes speech development—with this reusable, spill-proof cup set. Dishwasher safe, made of durable (break-resistant) silicone, and with seven color options, it's sure to be your little one's next favorite cup.

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Google Shopping Black-Owned Business Attribute


Support Black-owned businesses during Black History Month (and every month) with the help of Google's Black-owned business tag, which appears on listings from companies that identify as Black-owned on Google's Shopping tab (and on results in Google Search and Maps, too).

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