Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From a space-saving toaster oven to sprayable syrup, these products are solving life’s little problems left and right.

By Brandi Broxson
Updated January 31, 2020
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No more dribbles and drips. This clever can has a built-in spout for a clean pour. If you want to dip your brush directly in the paint, just remove the recyclable lid.

To buy: from $41 per gallon;

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These weatherproof safety lights help you glow—and go—in the dark: They hold tight to shoes whether you're running, biking, or walking. Choose a steady or flash setting.

To buy: $15;

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This wonder warms your mitts for up to nine hours. Even better, it charges USB-compatible devices, like smartphones and tablets.

To buy: $40;

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This carpet cleaner dispenses an oxy-powered foam that's tough on spots and odors. The brush top goes above and beyond to nix stains.

To buy: $13;

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This 1,800-watt multitasker toasts, bakes, air-fries, and dehydrates—then flips on its side to save valuable counter space.

To buy: $179;

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Maple syrup can cost more than $30 a gallon. Of course you don't want your kid pouring it all over their plate. This sprays a perfect portion of organic syrup—no mess, no waste.

To buy: $11;