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.
With a curved end and a long, stainless steel handle, this small bottle brush makes scrubbing every last bit of water residue, sticky juice, and more a breeze. The brush will fit into small crevices and edges, so it’s practically guaranteed that bottles will be sparkling clean in no time.
To buy: $3; muji.us.
Race through workouts, after-school pick-up, errand-running, and, yes, literal runs without missing a beat in this sleek sports bra, made of an Italian nylon blend. It’s soft enough to be comfortable all day long, even if sweat happens, too.
To buy: $58; tracksmith.com.
Turn any glass of bubbly into a tasty mimosa—sans carrying bottles of juice or peach puree—with these packable, portable sugar cubes. Simply drop a cube in each glass and watch the sweet magic happen. The cubes come in a Peaches & Berries Trio or a Citrus Trio, and each cube contains pieces of real fruit.
To buy: $30; uncommongoods.com.
A trusty gym bag might be able to tote sneakers, a change of clothes, some extra makeup, and the tools to fix hair post-workout, but it can also carry a strong stench. Stop worrying about that with this clever gym bag, which has a removable, washable lining that can be spruced up between workouts, weeks, or trips, plus a slew of other useful pockets, straps, and more.
To buy: $215; amazon.com.
Stay cool, comfortable, and casual through hikes, hours in the sun, a soccer tournament, or whatever else the weekend throws at you with this shirt, which is made with a breathable, durable blend of polyester and organic cotton and has a built-in microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses lenses and phone screen alike.
To buy: $72; aventuraclothing.com.
Meditation veterans and new adoptees alike can enjoy the experience of a guided meditation class wherever life takes them with the new Journey LIVE Group Meditation app, which offers live meditation videos led by experienced instructors at several different times throughout the day. If you miss the window for a live class, you can enjoy a new 15-minute meditation on-demand every day. Subscriptions start at $20 per month.