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 stowable water bottle, better dog boots, and more.

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Dog Leggings

6 Clever Items: Dog Leggings
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These water-resistant leggings go on more easily than traditional booties. The rubber treads help prevent slipping and protect paws from mud, snow, and salt.

To buy: from $29; walkeepaws.com.

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LectroFan Micro2

6 Clever Items: LectroFan Micro2
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Great for travel, this tiny wonder has 11 sounds (including whirring fans and ocean surf) to help you drift off. It doubles as a Bluetooth speaker.

To buy: $28; amazon.com.

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Collapsible 20-oz. Bottle

6 Clever Items: Collapsible 20-oz. Bottle
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You'll break the habit of leaving behind your water bottle when you can crush it down to a mere three inches and toss it into your bag.

To buy: $25; stojo.co.

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Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Liquid Measuring Cup

6 Clever Items: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Liquid Measuring Cup
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target.comShake, mix, and store your wet ingredients in this lidded four-cup essential. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

To buy: $15; target.com.

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REI Co-op Trail Chair

6 Clever Items: REI Co-op Trail Chair
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You'll always have a comfy place to sit, whether you're hiking or watching a game from the bleachers, thanks to this lightweight, adjustable nylon chair.

To buy: $35; rei.com.

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Medium Storage Bag

6 Clever Items: Medium Storage Bag
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A ham-and-cheese sandwich never looked as virtuous—or stylish—as it does in this chic, machine-washable pouch.

To buy: $11 for 2; amazon.com.

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