6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
These towelettes remove residue—like hand lotion or fingerprints—and are safe to use on diamonds, gold, silver, and other gemstones, so you can clean your jewelry on the go.
To buy: $12 for 10, givesimple.com.
Featured February 2015
These salad tongs are designed to be held horizontally, which helps ensure all of the salad’s ingredients make it onto each plate. Bonus: the tongs come apart for easy cleaning.
To buy: $13, crispcooking.com.
Plug-In Sleep Enhancer
Turn your bedroom into a sleep haven by plugging this non-medicated sleep aid, which releases soothing scents of lavender and chamomile, into an electrical outlet. A dial allows you to adjust the intensity of the scent, and each replaceable pad lasts for up to 8 hours.
To buy: $15 for the plug and 12 pads, drugstore.com.
4-Port USB Car Charger
Now you can power up all of your devices at once—even in the car. This smart charger has four USB ports that automatically sense how much battery life each device has and adjusts the amount of power being delivered accordingly for a faster charge.
To buy: $30, containerstore.com.
Smart Grocery Tote
Cushioned dividers and pockets protect delicate berries, and an insulated lining protects pints of ice cream. And you can adjust the interior to accommodate large bottles or layers of produce. In three colors.
To buy: $85, cabaggage.com.
Make Me a Cocktail
If you’re hosting a last-minute gathering, this website takes the stress out of bartending. Just input any ingredients you have on hand—from wines to mixers—and the site provides recipes for beverages you can make using those ingredients. If you have time to run to the store, the free service will even build a shopping list with whatever items you need.
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