Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Grace Elkus
April 15, 2016
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Get ready to enjoy a mess-free picnic season. This genius tool slices, lifts, and serves perfect pieces of watermelon, all in one go. Think of it as a knife and a set of tongs, rolled into one. To buy: $20, thegrommet.com.
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Recycled Wool Cup Cozy

These cute, reusable sleeves keep your coffee cup from burning your hands—and offer a soft, sustainable alternative to disposable paper sleeves. The tapered shape fits any standard-sized coffee cup.

To buy: $10, unitedbyblue.com.

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Umbrella Drink Markers

These adorable umbrellas are for more than just garnish. Each umbrella clips onto glassware—a martini glass, a wine glass, or even a plastic cup—so party guests can keep track of their drinks.

To buy: $12, crateandbarrel.com.

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Watermelon Slicer and Server

Get ready to enjoy a mess-free picnic season. This genius tool slices, lifts, and serves perfect pieces of watermelon, all in one go. Think of it as a knife and a set of tongs, rolled into one.

To buy: $20, thegrommet.com.

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Babyganics Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Have sensitive skin? Toss one of these irritant-free wool balls into the dryer with clothes, blankets, sheets, and more—they replace the need for fabric softener and dryer sheets, as well as reduce drying time and static.

To buy: $20 for three, target.com.

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Pantelligent

Become a more confident cook with this smart kitchen pan. It has a temperature sensor built into its handle that communicates with an app to tell you exactly when to flip your fish or stir your risotto.

To buy: $199, pantelligent.com.

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Key Ring

If your key ring is cluttered with reward cards, gym tags, library cards, and more, this free app is the organizing solution you need. Simply use your smartphone to scan and store those bulky cards. As a bonus, you can instantly redeem additional deals and coupons from the app.