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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This financial service puts families first, with features that focus on protecting the entire family’s financial future, even if the worst should happen. Write a will and buy life insurance in minutes, and store important financial documents, log-ins, and more securely for a spouse or other family member to access in an emergency.