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.
Why sit on the hard floor while dining al fresco if you can use this handy table instead? The low profile mahogany tabletop rolls up and fits into a slim and chic charcoal canvas bag. Keep it in your car with a couple of outdoor pillows this summer so you’re always prepared for a spontaneous picnic.
To buy: $60; crateandbarrel.com.
Don’t let a dead phone ruin your day (or your plans.) Carry this non-obtrusive lightning cable keychain so you’ll always have a plug with you.
To buy: $14; amazon.com.
Your washing machine’s dark, moist interior provides the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to thrive. Use this natural, planet-conscious cleaner (developed by Real Simple!) to remove build-up and keep your laundry smelling great.
To buy: $7; realsimpleclean.com.
These food scissors will make dinner just a little easier for parents of young children. Close them to mash fruits and vegetables for babies, or open to snip food into perfectly bite-sized pieces for toddlers. There are no sharp blades, so an older sibling can help out at dinnertime. Going out to dinner? It comes with a travel case, too.
To buy: $10; amazon.com.
Run a wipe over dry hair to eliminate frizz and flyaways ASAP.
To buy: $18 for 15 sheets; birchbox.com.
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