6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Cake Tester


No more scrambling for that pack of flimsy toothpicks. This old-fashioned cake tester hangs right by the oven, so you can quickly test whether your cake is done when the timer goes off.

To buy: $10, lostine.com.

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Gas Hob Protectors


Even if you consider yourself a clean cook, stovetop splatters are often inevitable. Cut these reusable, nonstick protectors to fit your stovetop, so you can clean spills in just one swipe.

To buy: $22 for four, fancy.com.

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Do-It-All Desk Set


If your resolution is to become more organized, this stylish set will help you do just that. It comes complete with binder clips, note pads, Washi tape, and more. Plus, the cute flip-top box doubles as a jewelry holder.

To buy: $25, erincondren.com.

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Shoe Wheel


Featuring 20 expandable pockets that can hold up to 30 pairs of shoes, this storage unit is sure to clean up closet clutter. To make a selection, simply rotate the wheel.

To buy: $71, rakkudesigns.com.

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Stack Pack Wireless Charger


This battery pack and iPhone case bundle, which boast magnetic technology, allows you to replenish your phone's battery entirely wire-free. The pack plugs into the wall to charge, and then transfers the power directly to your phone.

To buy: $130, poweredbystacked.com.

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