Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From an adjustable rake for gathering up colorful leaves to a next-level lantern that doubles as a speaker, these items will make every day a little easier.

By Brandi Broxson
September 18, 2020
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Whether you’re serving up a big salad or a bowl of worms (er, pasta), this dishwasher-safe set is sure to amuse everyone at the table.

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Wear this moisture-wicking gaiter around your neck to stay cool and dry while exercising. Come winter, you can even use it as a skullcap. In eight designs.

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The handle extends from 34 to 70 inches long, and the sturdy yet flexible business end adjusts from 7½ to 22 inches wide.

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$10 for 3,

Don’t bother hunting for a stud. Just press this steel claw into the wall with your thumbs. It will hold a frame or mirror weighing up to 45 pounds.

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It has the happy-camper vibes of a vintage oil lamp but with 21st-century functionality, thanks to a Bluetooth speaker and dimmable LED.

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Top this nonstick aluminum tray with a Silpat mat and bake a dozen cookies. When they’re done, flip the tray over and use it as a cooling rack.