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.
Secret Freshie in Luxe Lavender
This palm-size antiperspirant is the cleverest idea. Pop it into your handbag and use it to touch up discreetly during sweaty moments (say, after a big meeting). It goes on clear and comes in four scents.
To buy: $5; target.com.
Love Beauty and Planet Showerless Cleansing Mist
No time to shower but want to freshen up? Spritz skin with this coconut-water mist, then towel off.
To buy: $8; jet.com.
Orvis Airfoam Bolster Dog Bed
This bed boasts ventilated foam that helps regulate your pup's temperature and support his joints as he ages. Plus, the cover and liner are machine washable.
To buy: From $279; orvis.com.
This meteorologist-designed umbrella syncs with Bluetooth so you can locate it anytime via an app. Not only will you never lose it, but you’ll also never deal with a broken or inverted umbrella again—a fiberglass frame with vented canopies shields you against winds up to 55 mph. Comes in six fashionable colors.
To buy: $65; weathermanumbrella.com.
Every runner at Real Simple is obsessed with the FlipBelt. We love the clever non-bounce belt that slimly packs all your essentials around your waist. And we’re psyched about its newest upgrade, too: A pair of comfy, sleek, and oh-so useful moisture-wicking crops that integrate the beloved belt right into the waistband.
To buy: $89; amazon.com.
Tax Season is in full swing—just as a reminder, Tuesday, April 17 is the last day to file (and it will come sooner than you think!) Make keeping track of your taxes easier with the IRS’s official mobile app. Track your refund, make a payment, and get free tax help all via the free, secure app. Available in both English and Spanish, and on Google Play, Apple’s app store, and Amazon.