6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Visakai High Rise Power Legging


Love the second-skin feel of workout leggings but hate the unavoidable visible panty line that comes with it? Try these leggings, which have a comfortable, leak-resistant, moisture-wicking gusset sewn into them, so you can skip the underwear completely if you want to. Visakai is offering Real Simple readers 20 percent off their first purchase with promo code REALSIMPLE.

To buy: $69; visakai.com.

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The Green Glove Dryer


Snow days don’t have to mean a dryer full of wet gloves and soggy socks every time the kids come inside from playing. This innovative gadget sits on top of your central air vent and redirects the blowing heat into gloves and socks, so they can dry quickly, without having to use extra electricity.

To buy: $20; amazon.com.

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iHome Pro Rechargeable Vanity Speaker


This all-in-one vanity hosts not only a lighted mirror, but also a powerful speaker and USB outlets to charge your phone. Feel like doing your makeup on your bed or somewhere else? Its rechargeable battery means you’re not tethered to the wall.

To buy: $200; bedbathandbeyond.com.

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Cuchina Safe Glass Microwave Vented Lids


Steam your food safely and prevent any potential chemicals from seeping out from heated plastic with these vented glass lids. They’re microwave, stovetop, and oven safe (up to 450 degrees).

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

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Putting your duvet inside the duvet cover doesn’t have to be a pain or a two-person task. This genius tool helps you easily change your duvet by clamping it to the mattress and holding it down as you pull the cover over it.

To buy: $20; amazon.com.

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Make burning a fancy candle an everyday luxury rather than a special occasion indulgence with Wicksly. The premium candle subscription service sends one seasonally-appropriate, hand-poured, 100 percent soy candle to your door each month for only $15 a month.

To buy: $15 a month; wicksly.com

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