6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From a cleverer on-the-go growler to a new way to decorate your walls, these summer treats will make the season’s activities go much smoother.
Take beer on the road—or just take it home—without sacrificing quality and carbonation with this pressurized growler, which keeps beer (or any other carbonated beverage) fresh for up to two weeks. (You can even adjust the carbonation to your preferred level.)
To buy: From $179; food52.com.
Use this colorful slicer for picture-perfect watermelon slices all summer long. The blade perfectly portions slices—and even separates them from the rind—and an included safety sheath means the slicer slips easily into a tote bag or picnic basket for on-the-go melon cutting.
To buy: $25; williams-sonoma.com.
Get your makeup brushes thoroughly cleaned—finally—with this spinning cleaner, which fits makeup brushes of almost any size and twirls them in water to dislodge skin cells, old makeup, and more mess.
To buy: $25; urbanoutfitters.com.
Enable quick snacking straight from the fridge—or more sanitary distribution of pickles, olives, and more at your next outdoor gathering—with this fork set, which attaches straight to the side of your condiment jar. The appropriate utensil will always be there when you need it, and bands in two different sizes let you attach your tool to jars of any size.
To buy: $7; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Made from oiled ashwood, this pretty cutting board offers plenty of space for cutting and dicing—plus smart, functional features, including a slot for propping up an iPad or cookbooks and grooves for catching excess juices, that make cooking more efficient, easier, and tidier.
To buy: $30; target.com.
Plan out your dream gallery wall ahead of time with the interactive tools from Artfully Walls. You can use their collections of wall art or pick your own and arrange them virtually until you find the right look. When it’s time to start hanging, you can download a measured guide to hanging your ordered, pre-laid out gallery wall.