Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From a tougher houseplant pruner to a way to finally beautify posters, these genius products solve some of life’s smaller problems.

By Lauren Phillips
July 31, 2020
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6 Clever Items 7/31/20 - Custom Poster Hanger Frame

1 Personalized Magnetic Poster Frame

Give wall posters an upgrade with this magnetic frame, which latches to the top and bottom of posters to make them look less dorm-room chic and more gallery-wall ready. You can even get the hangers personalized with a date or brief message to make the refreshed wall art even more meaningful.

To buy: $44;

6 Clever Items 7/31/20 - Otterbox Fast Charge Portable Power Bank

2 Otter Box Fast Charge Power Bank

Keep devices charged on the go with this super-powered battery, which can charge multiple devices at once and is engineered to charge up to 3.6 times faster than your standard charger.

To buy: From $35;

6 Clever Items 7/31/20 - Redi Pedi Nan pedicure shoes

3 Redi-Pedi Nan

Fit in a quick pedicure during your lunch break with these salon-ready shoes, which look like flats most of the time but have a collapsible toe cover that folds away so you can leave the salon without ruining your new paint job—or having to wear disposable salon sandals.

To buy: $40;

6 Clever Items 7/31/20 - Outer modular outdoor furniture

4 Outer Conversation Chair Set

Modular, handwoven, and made with 30 percent recycled materials, these durable outdoor chairs—easily converted into an outdoor sofa or lounge with extra pieces—are made to last. The cleverest part might be the built-in seat covers, which easily stretch over the cushions to prevent water damage, stains, debris build-up, and more, for longer-lasting furniture with less effort.

To buy: $2,300;

6 Clever Items 7/31/20 - Bloomscape Pruner

5 Bloomscape Houseplant Pruner

Give beloved houseplants the tools they deserve with this pruner, which has stainless-steel, rust resistant blades and a comfortable grip handle to make snipping branches and stems easier for you and better for the plant.

To buy: $25;

6 Clever Items 7/31/20 - Kickback shopping app
Credit: Courtesy of Kickback

6 Kickback

Make and save money shopping with Kickback, a new app that gives shoppers access to deals at Walmart, Sephora, Winc, Nike, and more top stores. The app is invite- or referral-only: Once you invite someone, you get rewarded when they start shopping in addition to rewards for your own purchases. Cash rewards can be transferred directly to a PayPal account for you to use. To get started today, Real Simple readers can use the invite code REALSIMPLE to join Kickback.