6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. With a charger sporting a retractable cord and a multipurpose grill tool, life at home can feel much, much smarter.
Crafted from recycled water bottles, this beach essential dries as much as four times faster than a cotton towel and rolls up smaller than your average burrito.
To buy: HalfDay Towel, $40; takeahalfday.com.
Eliminate tangled wires with this 36-inch cord that retracts when not in use (the prongs snap flat too). Works for phones and tablets.
To buy: Bibicharger, $22; amazon.com.
Like a Swiss Army knife but for grilling, this tool has a spatula, fork, knife, meat tenderizer, and—most importantly—bottle opener.
To buy: Flipfork 5-in-1 Boss, $17; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Kids have a built-in incentive to thoroughly wash their hands with this soap: The paraben-free orb hides a toy in its center.
To buy: Sohp Shop Surprise Suds, $12; sohpshop.com.
This four-by-eight-foot sheet has embedded seeds so you can plant a speedy organic victory garden. Unroll onto soil, water, and start growing.
To buy: Backyard Seedsheet, $100; seedsheets.com.
Assemble this mighty mover in minutes, no tools required. It can hold 250 pounds, and it packs up compactly for storage in your trunk or garage.
To buy: Dozop Collapsible Dolly, $45; amazon.com.
This story originally appeared in the July 2020 issue of Real Simple.