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.

By Brandi Broxson
June 19, 2020
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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;

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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;


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;

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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;

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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;

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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;

This story originally appeared in the July 2020 issue of Real Simple.