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.
1 Scrub Bug
Kids aren't always the best at handwashing—this cute tool helps. The sponge lathers up soap, and the soft bristles clean dirt from under tiny fingernails. Stands on end for easy drying.
To buy: $10; thegrommet.com.
2 TPSY Be Gone Makeup Eraser
A long-lasting lipstick is great…until you try to remove it and it won't budge. Enter this marker, which helps break down stubborn formulas and acts as a magic eraser to clean up lip and eye mistakes.
To buy: $20; tpsy.com.
3 Wearable Boom Box
Clip this Bluetooth speaker to your shirt for a bike ride or spring-cleaning spree when you want tunes but need to hear ambient sound. Charges via USB.
To buy: $25; polkaudio.com.
4 Liz Jones Daytime Face Kit
This palette takes the guesswork out of getting ready, thanks to universally flattering cream blush, concealer, two shadows, brown liner, mascara, lip gloss, and a giant mirror—all in one place.
To buy: $85; lizjonescosmetics.com.
5 GoEat Cutlery Set
This stainless-steel cutlery set makes eating on the go a snap. The knife has a magnetic handle to keep the utensils together, and they all fit neatly inside a silicone case. Dishwasher safe.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.
6 Memory Makeover Kit from Legacy Republic
Bring your Polaroids and home videos into the digital age with the Memory Makeover Kit from Legacy Republic. Send your VHS tapes, photos, and rolls of film, and the company will digitize and archive your memories in an online account.
To buy: $100 for up to 4 projects (e.g., a videotape, film reel, or 50 photo prints); legacyrepublic.com.