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.
Playful Pet Camera
Keep an eye on your beloved canine (or feline) with this genius device. Petcube Play syncs with an app to show you real-time video with two-way audio. There's even a laser so you can play with Fifi from afar.
To buy: $149; amazon.com.
Cold Brew To Go
Make and take a 10-ounce serving of coffee in just 2½ hours (a fraction of the time needed for regular cold brews) with Dripo, this two-in-one iced-drip coffee maker and portable tumbler. BPA-free.
To buy: $30; amazon.com.
Perfect Poached Eggs
The delicate breakfast dish can sometimes be a pain to pull off. No longer, thanks to this silicone contraption. A five-minute gondola ride over boiling water yields an expertly poached egg.
To buy: $15, animicausa.com.
Edible Dessert Stickers
Elevate your bake-sale game (or a birthday party) with these hand-drawn toppers. The small sheet set covers six to eight cookies or one 5-by-2½-inch cake. Vegan and gluten-free.
To buy: $15; chefanie.com.
This UV-protective neoprene kids' mask prevents hair tugging and nose discomfort. Even little kids can put Giggly Goggles on by themselves. Comes in 11 designs (from cupcakes to tigers).
To buy: $25; amazon.com.
Imagine a scratch-off game in which every card is a winner—and every win means support for one of four nonprofit partners that deliver clean water, nutritious meals, literacy tools, or solar light to those in need.
To buy: $10 each; givelottolove.com.