Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Lauren Phillips
March 21, 2019
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Carry a laptop with confidence that it won’t be scratched or damaged with this cute sleeve, which has a cushioned interior and a plush fleece lining for extra protection. It’s made from 100 percent recycled water bottles, too, so the environment also gets a small boost. Fits 13-inch laptops.

To buy: $25;


Prepare meals, snacks, and more easily on this chef-style cutting board, which is made of durable real wood. At just $9, it’s the definition of a steal, especially for new home chefs.

To buy: $9;


Slice or dice safely (and mess-free) with this compact tool, which is dishwasher-safe and has pieces that click together for easy storage.

To buy: $30;


Tuck a cool beer (or a refreshing canned seltzer) conveniently on the shower wall to make any scrub-session even more relaxing. This holder sticks to glass, mirrors, marble, glazed shower tile, and more and removes without leaving a residue behind.

To buy: $18;


Store a kitchen sponge out of the way—where it’s likely to stay cleaner for a little longer—with this clever magnetic holder, which doesn’t depend on unreliable suction cups to stay in place.

To buy: $20;


Turn to this playful crafting company for supplies, tips, and how-tos for making beautiful décor at home. The Pom Poms and Tassels deluxe virtual course includes a DIY kit, can teach you (and friends) to make on-trend charms, garlands, earrings, and more, and is just $54.