Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Reusable Snack Bags
These 100 percent silicone, BPA-free wonders are dishwasher-, freezer-, and heat-safe. Store snacks or sous vide broccoli (really!), or use one to protect your phone from sand at the beach.
To buy: From $10; stasherbag.com.
Take a load off—anywhere! This compact, 1½-pound travel stool extends from 25 to 33 inches, making sitting comfortable for people of all heights. When not in use, it collapses to the size of a water bottle.
To buy: $40; amazon.com.
Hands-Free Soap Dispenser
Sleek and stainless, this rechargeable version has a motion sensor that dispenses suds at the flick of a wrist. Even better, the soap cartridge system means no more messy refilling.
To buy: Soap dispenser, $50; refills, $7 each; simplehuman.com.
Socks They Never Outgrow
This cotton-Lycra pair features a special cuff to prevent rolling or sliding. And get this: They fit as thigh-highs on babies, knee-highs on toddlers, and crew socks on teens.
To buy: $15; socklingssocks.com.
Next-Level Lunch Box
Streamline your brown-bag routine with this slim bamboo carryall. It has three leakproof containers, reusable chopsticks, and a coordinating app (for iOS and Android) offering healthy recipes.
To buy: $69; getprepd.com.
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