Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Brandi Broxson
May 12, 2017
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Endless boxes of kid-creativity? This service binds favorites into a hardcover book. Pocket dividers hold mementos (like lunch box notes). To buy: 4-Ever Bound, from $50;
 4everbound.com.
Jeff Westbrook
Jeff Westbrook

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Schoolwork Scrapbook

Endless boxes of kid-creativity? This service binds favorites into a hardcover book. Pocket dividers hold mementos (like lunch box notes).

To buy: 4-Ever Bound, from $50;
 4everbound.com.

Jeff Westbrook

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Dry Brush Cleaner

Sanitize natural and synthetic makeup brushes fast sans water or soap with this cleansing spray. 
Spritz the bristles (they won’t feel damp), 
then stroke the brush 
on a clean towel.

To buy: Pure Brush, $20; pure-brush.com.

Jeff Westbrook

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Dog-Washing Wand

This clever wand attaches to a showerhead or spigot and creates a comblike spray to thoroughly rinse Rover. Use the pause mode to stop the water flow when it’s time to lather up.

To buy: Waterpik Pet Wand Pro, $49; amazon.com.

Jeff Westbrook

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Handheld Paint Pail

Easily hold a quart of paint or stain in this container with an adjustable hand strap. A built-in magnet keeps a brush or roller in place.

To buy: Handy Pro Pail, $13, and liners, $5.50 for 4; amazon.com.

Jeff Westbrook

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Glass-Cleaning Cloth

This washable microfiber cloth polishes away smudges, dirt, and water spots without scratching. Just dampen with water (no need for cleaner!).

To buy: Casabella microfiber glass cloth, $5 for two; containerstore.com.

quarterlanebooks.com

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Quarterlane

Busy book lovers, this is for you: Subscribe to have the most talked-about seasonal fiction delivered to your door. Each box includes at least three books, along with a piece of custom art and a small gift. Choose from three subscriptions, depending on how often you want to receive the packages.

To buy: From $85 per box; quarterlanebooks.com.