6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Plink Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer
To extend the life of your disposal, use these simple treatments weekly. The small pods, in assorted fragrances, combat odor and prevent food particles and residue from building up in pipes.
To buy: $7 for 20, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Featured March 2015
Wrap even the oddest-shaped items with innovative giftwrap that requires no scissors or tape—just a hairdryer. Simply place the present in the bag and give it a blast of heat to shrink the packaging around the gift.
To buy: $10 for nine, coolwraps.com.
Bondi Electronics Holder
This flexible silicone accessory fits around almost anything—the treadmill, the rearview mirror, and more. Use it to hold your phone’s GPS at eye level during a road trip or hang your grocery list on the knob of a kitchen cabinet.
To buy: $13, solutions.blair.com.
Silicone Waffle Mold
Use this nonstick mold to make up to eight waffles in your oven (no bulky appliances required). When breakfast is over, put it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
To buy: $25 for two, amazon.com.
Instead of tiptoeing around puddles, slip these flexible, adjustable overboots over your stilettos to protect them from the elements. They fit easily over a variety of styles, so you only need one pair to protect every shoe in your closet.
To buy: $89, pysis.com. Use the code REALSIMPLE at checkout for 10% off.
This family-friendly version of the YouTube app has been redesigned for easy navigation, and contains only pre-screened, kid-approved videos. Parents can turn off the “search” feature to prevent access to questionable content, and the app comes with a built-in timer to help you control your child’s screen time.
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