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. We’ve rounded up genius products—from a more eco-friendly way to eat on the go to a better reusable storage bag for the kitchen—that make every day just a tiny bit easier.

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Atlantic Sea Farms Kelp Cubes

Atlantic Sea Farms Kelp Cubes

Pop a cube into your morning smoothie or quick bread recipe for a jolt of extra minerals—and slight umami tang.

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Poketo Accordion Pro Filer

Large Accordion Pro Filer

At the end of the rainbow—or fiscal year—you'll find this 12-folder organizer. An elastic closure holds it all together.

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NakeFit adhesive pad

These waterproof stick-ons let you go shoeless, protect your soles from hot sand at the beach, and give some grip during yoga class.

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Sugru Gold Iron-On Patches

Remarkable Golden Iron-On Patches

Cover a stained but beloved garment with these quirky iron-on patches. They come with an easy how-to manual.

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The Pebble by Otherware

The Pebble by Otherware

Ixnay the single-use cutlery. This portable set includes a knife, fork, spoon, straw, and chopsticks.

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Stasher Reusable Silicone Stand-Up Mega Bag

Stand-Up Mega Stasherbag

The people asked, Stasher answered: Its popular flat-bottom, dishwasher-safe silicone bag is now offered in an almost gallon size (think: sourdough loaf).

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