6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Greensaver Crisper Insert


Mount this filter, which absorbs the ethylene gas that causes food decay, to the inside of your fruit or vegetable drawers to keep produce from wilting or spoiling prematurely.

To buy: $6, containerstore.com.

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Casabella iClean


Keep this spherical microfiber cleaning tool in the handy case atop your desk to quickly erase fingerprints and smudges from your computer screen.

To buy: $8, casabella.com.

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PackIt Freezable Uptown Bag


Ensure your camper’s midday meal stays cool on a sun-drenched day by packing it in this gel-lined lunch sack. Once frozen, it will keep food and drink cool for up to 10 hours.

To buy: $25, amazon.com.

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The TrackR Bravo


Attach this small tracking device to frequently forgotten items, and you’ll be able to pinpoint its location from your phone. But what if that item is your phone? The button works in reverse: press it and your smartphone will ring—even if it’s on silent.

To buy: $30, thetrackr.com.

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Anti-Gravity Case


Now, you can read the news while you brush your teeth or watch a cooking demonstration while you prep dinner. This suction-powered case adheres to nearly and surface and won’t leave any sticky residue behind.

To buy: $50, megatinycorp.com.

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