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.
Tommy John Cool Cotton Crew Neck Stay-Tucked Undershirt
The moisture-wicking undershirt has a tapered shape to keep it tucked in (with no bunching) all day. The collar is designed to lie flat and not stretch out. Also comes in a V-neck style.
To buy: $40; tommyjohn.com.
Taylor Long Stem Grill Thermometer
This barbecue essential has an extra-long, 10-inch stem, so your hands are far from the heat when you check temps. Storage sleeve included.
To buy: $17; walmart.com.
Formulated by a florist, this biodegradable mix (available in 15 fragrances) is made with dried botanicals, rather than bulky artificial fillers, to scent a room for at least three months.
To buy: $30 for a jar; scentanicals.com.
Brandless Dog Ball
This dishwasher-safe toy is infused with mint essential oil to freshen your pet’s breath while he chews or plays fetch. It’s recyclable when the fun’s over.
To buy: $9 for 2; brandless.com.
Weezie Makeup Towels
These cheeky 13-by-13-inch towels, made with low-lint organic cotton, give guests permission to remove makeup. Even better, the fabric is resistant to bleaching by benzoyl peroxide (found in some acne treatments).
To buy: $40 for 2; weezietowels.com.
Russell Hobbs Electric Salt and Pepper Mills
Grind salt, pepper, or dried herbs to your desired coarseness with one touch. The built-in light lets you see exactly how much has been dispensed. In four colors.
To buy: $40 for 2; amazon.com.