Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From wrapping ribbon you can leave messages on to a smart hexagonal ice cube tray, these items will make every day a little easier.

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Problem Solvers: Sophie Conran Potting Scoop
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1 Sophie Conran Potting Scoop


Unlike a trowel, this beechwood-handled steel tool has high sides to keep soil from spilling out when you repot your beloved snake plant.

Problem Solvers: Ice Box With Reversible Lid
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2 Ice Box With Reversible Lid


Make and store up to 132 hexagonal ice cubes with this cool container. The silicone tray doubles as a lid to shut out odors.

Problem Solvers: Ezpz Mini Play Mat
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3 Ezpz Mini Play Mat


Prevent small hands from tipping over paints or beads: This divided tray suctions to the table.

Problem Solvers: Fresh Step With Febreze Freshness and Gain Scent Clumping Clay Litter
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4 Fresh Step With Febreze Freshness and Gain Scent Clumping Clay Litter

$28 for 37 lb.,

A litter box that smells laundry-fresh? We’re in. This dust-free formula has activated charcoal to fight stench.

Problem Solvers: Write on Ribbon
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5 Write on Ribbon


Skip the gift tag or card and write your message on this untearable ribbon instead.

Problem Solvers: The Hanger Valet
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6 The Hanger Valet


This organizer keeps every element of your look ready to roll. Drape it over a special-occasion dress, then put all the coordinating accessories in the pockets.

This story originally appeared in the November 2020 issue of Real Simple.