6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
1 Otter + Pop Symmetry Series
Pair the protection of an OtterBox phone case with the convenience of a PopSocket with this new line of phone cases, which has built-in attachments for PopGrips that can be swapped out for custom looks. There’s no fearing the PopGrip will fall off, and the Grip collapses flat into the case, so phones still feel streamlined.
To buy: $60; otterbox.com.
2 Bogs Sweetpea Boot
Thrive during spring showers with these lightweight (and good-looking) rain boots, which are 100 percent waterproof, easy to put on and take off, and filled with supportive tech for dry, happy feet.
To buy: $70; bogsfootwear.com.
3 Nalgene Travel Kit with Bag
This leakproof bag is TSA-compliant and comes with a set of leakproof, color-coded bottles that can hold everything from mouthwash to shampoo and conditioner. Fill everything up, stick it at the top of a carry-on, and prepare to breeze through security.
To buy: $19; nalgene.com.
4 Left on Friday Double Scoop Suit
Dive, swim, surf, cannonball, and chase after the kids without fearing any wardrobe malfunctions with this flattering one-piece, which is soft, has a body-smoothing fit that doesn’t venture into bulge-creating territory, and is machine-washable. The fit is modest enough to wear anywhere while still feeling cute and modern, and Left on Friday’s fit guide makes sure there are no unexpected cuts or skin-baring surprises, even when shopping online.
To buy: $170; leftonfriday.com.
5 Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker
This summer must-have makes beach bar–worthy frozen cocktails at home, no blender or fancy soft-serve machine required. Makes four to six servings.
To buy: $40; crateandbarrel.com.
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