6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Chef’N CoffeeHouse 3-in-1 Craft Coffee Brewer
Make cold brew, pour-over, and French press coffee at home with this nonelectric coffeemaker. All pieces are top-rack dishwasher-safe, and the non-bulky pieces will stow away easily in your mug cabinet. (The stainless steel and glass finishes are just good-looking bonuses.)
To buy: $79, crateandbarrel.com
Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker
Meet the modern label-maker: With the compact Cube, you can craft personalized labels (using the free app) on your smartphone or tablet and print them for all your organizational purposes.
To buy: From $46, amazon.com.
ThirdLove 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra
ThirdLove’s bras and underwear put fit first, with a comprehensive Fit Finder Quiz, signature memory foam cups, silhouette-smoothing straps, and more. The Classic T-Shirt Bra comes in half-cup sizes (making a perfect fit totally attainable) and five different nude shades.
To buy: $68, thirdlove.com.
Give kids the freedom—and responsibility—of applying their own sun protection with this small hand–friendly tool. The rollerball applicator makes the process mess-free, and you can fill it with your SPF of choice to send with children on field trips, to camp, and more.
To buy: $25, uncommongoods.com.
Walkie Chalk Stand Up Sidewalk Chalk Holder
Make chalking up the driveway easier—and tidier—than ever with this extended reach tool (which goes up to 36 inches). You can take part without risking an achy back, and kids can draw without chalky knees, palms, and clothes or scuffed knuckles. Differently abled children can also join in the fun, and a selection of four different colors means everyone can have his or her own.
To buy: From $14, amazon.com.
This “iBuyer” streamlines the home-selling process by paying cash for your property, then showing and selling it after you’ve moved out. You’re able to move out exactly when you need to, without having to endure the home-selling process. Opendoor charges a service charge—the average is 6.6 percent—that undercuts traditional agent fees, concessions, and other costs, and the Opendoor offer on your home (based on market data and information you provide) can be submitted within a matter of days—perfect for people moving in a rush, but not necessarily those looking for top-dollar offers. Opendoor’s services are currently available in eight metro areas across the country, and the company has plans to expand to new cities.