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 tool for better WiFi to a set of gardening gloves with touchscreen fingers, these products are solving at-home issues left and right.
A standard pair of work or gardening gloves will keep your hands and wrists protected while you work with your plants, shrubs, or other greens. These reinforced gloves take that protection up a level by offering touchscreen compatible fingertips, so you can respond to messages or watch an instructive video without removing your gloves.
To buy: $13; amazon.com.
Refresh your household’s pitching-in mentality with this chore chart, which tracks tasks and even offers zippable pouches where kids can organize any money they earn. Best of all, 40 percent of your purchase is donated to a cause of your choice.
To buy: $28; boonsupply.com.
Neat and charming, this compact table brush makes collecting crumbs off tables, desks, and more surfaces a little easier—and a whole lot prettier. The oiled beechwood make means you can leave this little brush on display, so you’ll have a visual reminder to clean up a little after every meal.
To buy: $34; flotsamandfork.com.
Biodegradable, all-natural, and sold in a refillable container, this better-for-the-planet floss offers a greener alternative to your plastic-based flossing routine. The floss is available in four flavors, and the refillable glass container can be used again and again.
To buy: $15; byhumankind.com.
Cast a wider—and better—WiFi net with the help of this compact router. It can connect to your modem to expand your connection across up to 5,000 square feet, ensuring every room (and even some outdoor spaces) have a better connection.
To buy: $249 for a three-pack; amazon.com.
Shop, the new app from Shopify, launched earlier this year to make shopping quicker and easier—and even offers better tracking tools, so you always know where your orders are. Now, Shop is launching a new carbon offset program, where it will offset 100 percent of carbon emissions created by a delivery for users of Shop Pay (the tool that saves and encrypts payment information). Shop tracks your carbon offset history, too, so you can see exactly how much good you’ve done.