Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Liz Steelman
April 06, 2018
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If your laundry pile grows faster than you can keep up with, get a hamper that grows (and shrinks) to fit your needs. This colorful basket can be rolled or scrunched to match your dirty clothing needs. Available in five colors. To buy: $60; kvellhome.com.
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Fancy eating pickles or olives straight out of the jar? Move away from dirtying forks and fingers with this clever contraption. Just strap on the silicone band over the jar’s opening, and it will keep a fork attached to the jar at all times.

To buy: $6; amazon.com.

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If your laundry pile grows faster than you can keep up with, get a hamper that grows (and shrinks) to fit your needs. This colorful basket can be rolled or scrunched to match your dirty clothing needs. Available in five colors.

To buy: $60; kvellhome.com.

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Haven’t discovered this miracle product yet? Well, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. Easily get rid of gum, glue, crayons, and residue from stickers and adhesives with this affordable stain remover. Safe on most surfaces, like carpet, clothing, and even wood.

To buy: $7; amazon.com.

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Keep a charging cable with you at all times with the world’s most compact charging cable. It clips onto your key chain and unfolds to reveal a short USB cable.

To buy: $12; uncommongoods.com.

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This lightweight pair of shorts will keep you comfy and dry, whether you’re running a 5K or just running to the store. A built-in liner means it won’t ride up—a must-have for breezy shorts. Comes with a hidden pocket in the waistband that’s the perfect size to stash your phone, keys, or chapstick. It’s absolutely a summer must have.

To buy: $65; outdoorvoices.com.

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Want to send a pal something sweet but not sure if they are a chocolate, gummy, or hard candy person? Let them pick! Purchase a Sugarwish packet for your friend, and they’ll receive an e-mail that allows them to choose their favorite candy. They’ll receive their custom box just a couple of days later!

To buy: Starting at $18.50; sugarwish.com.