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.

1

SockDock

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Lost socks, you’ve met your match. This bungee-style gadget keeps 10 pairs together for washing and drying. Use one organizer for each family member and never sort socks again.

To buy: $20 for two; sockdock.com.

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2

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Slick on this berry-scented gel before bed to erase flakes by morning.

To buy: $18; us.aritaum.com.

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3

Remote Control Organizer

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Wrangle those pesky remotes with this tidy, vertical organizer. Its sleek design keeps your assorted clickers upright and easily identifiable, without taking up too much table space.

To buy: $8; amazon.com.

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4

Pacific Shaving Single-Use Shaving Cream Minis

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Genius for travel, these water-soluble pods form a luxe lather so you get a great shave anywhere.

To buy: $7 for 40 shaves; target.com.

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5

Lectro Fan Micro

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Want to try a noise machine for sleep, but don’t want to give up precious nightstand space? Try this small, but mighty, speaker. It comes with 10 unique sleep sounds built-in, and can also be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth to stream audio.

To buy: $35; amazon.com.

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6

Caring Bridge

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Battling a severe illness can be a hectic time—but CaringBridge can help simplify communicating with friends and family during treatment. Patients or their loved ones can set up a free, ad-free, private page on the non-profit’s site and post updates, visiting hours, and even tasks they’d love help with. Friends and family are notified every time an update is posted.

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