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.

By Brandi Broxson
Updated February 28, 2020
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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;

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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;

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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;

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Shake, mix, and store your wet ingredients in this lidded four-cup essential. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

To buy: $15;

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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;

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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;