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.
MUJI Cleaning System Mix & Match
Put together your own undefeatable cleaning kit with this 21-piece set, which covers everything from brooms to dusters to glass squeegees. Pick up a few at a time, or order them all at once—they’re hyper-compact and affordable, so storage is easy and collecting every attachment is actually possible.
To buy: $10 for 3 items, from $3 for additional attachments; muji.us.
Brooklyn Bedding Luxury Cooling Mattress Protector
Build a cooler bed with this waterproof mattress protector, which both protects your mattress from spills, stains, bacteria, bed bugs, and more and draws heat away from your body, making the bed a little cooler. The smooth feel adds to a bed’s luxuriousness, even under the sheets, and it’s machine-washable, for a cooler bed for years to come.
To buy: From $99; brooklynbedding.com.
Alchemi Labs Sun Cap
Up your skin protection game (on top of sunscreen, of course) with this smart hat, which blocks 99.8 percent of damaging UV rays and reflects heat waves, keeping you cool, comfortable, and protected. The back has a nice gap for a ponytail and the sweatband has moisture-wicking material, so outdoor summer runs, tennis matches, sporting events, and more can be a little more comfortable, too.
To buy: $32; alchemilabs.com.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
Reduce the appearance of pores (and give your face a refreshed, soft feel) with this white clay mask, which comes in a jar made of recycled plastic and improves the look and feel of skin in just ten minutes. Net profits also support the Earth Day Network.
To buy: $25; kiehls.com.
Samsonite Ziplite Hardside Underseater Spinner Luggage
Never worry about overhead bin space again with this compact, wheeled bag, which fits neatly under the seat in front of you and has interior compartments for neater packing.
To buy: $240; kohls.com.
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