6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


eos Spring Pack


Complete with lip balm, hand lotion, and a wallet-sized pack of tissues, this spring-inspired set will keep you covered through allergy season. Stash one in your purse and one in your desk drawer.

To buy: $5, drugstore.com.

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Stasher Storage Bags


Not only are these reusable bags environmentally-friendly, but they also feature self-sealing technology to keep spills from happening. Great for everything from packing snacks to storing toys.

To buy: $12, stasherbag.com.

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Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Holder


This wearable accessory allows you to easily paint your nails anywhere—whether on the couch or in the car. Place your polish inside the “ring” to keep it still, and tilt your hand as needed to reach the bottom of the bottle.

To buy: $15, amazon.com.

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker


Enjoy a warm breakfast on even the busiest mornings with this kitchen gadget, which cooks the egg, toasts the bread, and assembles the sandwich in less than 5 minutes. The removable parts are all dishwasher-safe, making clean-up a breeze.

To buy: $24, amazon.com.

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HidrateSpark Water Bottle


If you struggle to reach your daily water goals, this bottle will remind you to sip. You can even connect it to your favorite health apps to log your consumption and get reminder notifications on your phone.

To buy: $60, hidratespark.com.

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Don't waste time waiting in line. This app puts your name on participating restaurants' wait lists—even if they don't typically take reservations. You can also use the app to check the current wait time.

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