6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Paper Wall Jewelry Organizer


This durable cardboard organizer adds fun and functionality to any room without making major changes. It attaches to the wall with 3M tape strips, has holes for up to 24 pairs of earrings, six hooks for necklaces, plus shelving on top for nail polish or other accessories. Perfect for apartments, dorm rooms, and more. 

To buy: $40; pbteen.com.

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Eyeliner Organizer


Got an impressive makeup collection? Show off your liners (both lip and eye!) with this acrylic organizer. It has spaces for 20 standard pencils, plus an additional six slots for chunkier crayons.

To buy: $15; amazon.com.

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Razor Blade Sharpener


Lengthen the life of your razor head—even if it’s a disposable one—with this clever honing block. Simply wet the razor and push against the pad. The blade will be just as sharp as it was on the first use.

To buy: $25; uncommongoods.com.

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This clever contraption connects a measured syringe to a pacifier, so parents can gently administer medication. Available in three different sizes for different development stages.

To buy: $13; nordstrom.com.

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Blender Spatula


Get every last drop of smoothie out from your blender with unique spatula. Its extra-long silicone head sweeps the sides in one swift motion. It’s also pliable, so you can get everything out from under the blades. It works well with mixers and food processors, too.

To buy: $12; surlatable.com.

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Whether you’re looking to connect with other moms for support or to expand your social circle, head to Peanut for a community of amazing mamas. The new (free!) app connects friendship-seeking moms in a Tinder-like platform.

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