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 tougher houseplant pruner to a way to finally beautify posters, these genius products solve some of life’s smaller problems.
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; uncommongoods.com.
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; otterbox.com.
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; redi-pedi.com.
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; liveouter.com.
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; bloomscape.com.
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