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.
1 Standing Jam Spreader
Though delicious, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches often lead to sticky countertops. This spreader stands upright to keep surfaces clean, and its flexible tip helps you reach the bottom of the jelly jar.
To buy: $13, momastore.org.
2 Collapsible Travel Mug
Skip the paper coffee cups. This to-go mug collapses down to two inches tall, so it can easily fit inside purses and pockets. The insulated sleeve keeps your beverages hot—without burning your hand.
To buy: $15, thegrommet.com.
3 2016 Perpetual Desk Calendar
Plan ahead with an annual calendar that lets you view all 12 months at once. The pen holder ensures you'll have a writing tool handy to circle dates and jot down notes.
To buy: $15, containerstore.com.
4 Boogie Board eWriters
If you're buried in sticky notes and unfinished to-do lists, this paperless memo pad is made for you. Use it to jot down recipes, workout routines, family schedules, and more. Then, easily erase notes with the touch of a button.
To buy: $35, myboogieboard.com.
5 Acoustic Sheep RunPhones Wireless Headphones
Tired of getting tangled up in your headphones? This snug headband is fitted with adjustable speakers, so you can stream music via Bluetooth while exercising.
To buy: $100, thegrommet.com.