6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Make the best possible use of your time with a blow dry accelerator spray, a robot lawyer, and more.
Welly Original 12 oz Mug
Enjoy freshly infused tea on the go with this traveler mug, which has a removable infuser for brewing tea (or flavoring water with fruit). The wide mouth makes cleaning easy, and the base is slip-proof, so you can limit spills.
To buy: $30; wellybottle.com.
SecureMyLegacy Document Bag
If you live in an area prone to natural disasters—or you just worry about the possibility of one wherever you live—consider getting a safe bag to hold important records and legal documents. This one is waterproof and fireproof and large enough to hold cash, cards, legal papers, and other valuables; it’s also lightweight enough that you can take it with you if you must evacuate.
To buy: $18; amazon.com.
Nasoni Fountain Faucet
Bring the functionality of a water fountain home with this simple faucet, which has a top-mounted fountain nozzle for drinking water, face-washing, and more, no scooping from the standard faucet necessary. The top feature limits splashing and reduces water usage, too.
To buy: $499; nasoni.com.
Aveda Speed of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray
This lightweight spray speeds up drying time, so you can put away your hair dryer and get on with your day in less time. The spray also offers some heat protection, so your hair will stay healthier longer.
To buy: $32; nordstrom.com.
This all-in-one household organizer has a chalkboard weekly schedule, a whiteboard for notes, and a corkboard for pinning notes, invitations, permission slips, and more, so you can keep track of everyone’s schedules and must-dos in a spot no one will miss.
To buy: $119; 1thrive.com.
Manage life’s smaller annoyances—ATM fees, hard-to-cancel subscriptions, parking tickets—with this free app. DoNotPay resolves parking ticket disputes, cancels free trials, arranges DMV appointments, and more; consider it your personal robot lawyer (and part-time digital assistant).