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.
Hang keys or jewelry or keep your phone charger at the ready with this multipurpose fixture. It holds up to six pounds, and no tools are needed to mount it. Comes in three weather-safe finishes.
To buy: $10; woodnetics.etsy.com.
Giving back has made its way to the bathroom. Who Gives a Crap is a toilet-paper company that makes its products with 100 percent recycled paper and donates half the profits to help build toilets and improve hygiene and water access in developing countries. (The patterns are much prettier than the name.)
To buy: $30 for 24 rolls of 3-ply toilet paper; us.whogivesacrap.org.
This small wonder jump-starts cars, motorcycles, and boats, guiding you through the process with a series of lights and sounds. Plus, it juices up your phone and has a built-in flashlight that lasts up to 14 hours. A single charge gets you a year of standby power.
To buy: $100; amazon.com.
Not enough counter space in the hotel bathroom? This case fits all your essentials and smartly expands to create a usable surface over a sink—or even on your lap when you're in transit. Plus, it's water-resistant and wipes clean.
To buy: $36; amazon.com.
Imagine a dating site for your hair—take a quiz to personalize the formulas based on your hair goals. They're mailed to your door with your name on the bottles!
To buy: $36 for 8-oz. set; functionofbeauty.com.
When a text just isn't enough: Send a love message, condolences, or a story on a card from Nicely Noted, a monthly letterpress-stationery subscription service. Each curated snail-mail set includes three cards, envelopes, and stamps. Order it for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for a loved one.
To buy: From $20 per month; nicelynoted.com.