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.
2 BottleKeeper X
This stainless-steel container keeps a standard beer bottle cold and carbonated for up to six hours (really—we tested it!). The attached cap has a built-in bottle opener for quick opening. In five colors.
To buy: $45; bottlekeeper.com.
3 Lil Champ Helmet
A blinking LED rear safety light makes this adjustable helmet stand out from the pack. An inner liner keeps winged insects away, and 11 vents keep kids cool on hot summer days. Good for ages 1 to 8. In three patterns.
To buy: $40; lemhelmets.com.
4 Opinel Nomad Cooking Kit
Have a set of dependable tools at the ready when picnicking, camping, or staying in a vacation rental. Includes a large serrated knife, a corkscrew knife, a vegetable peeler, a cutting board, and a microfiber cloth.
To buy: $85; amazon.com.
5 OXO Good Grips Corn Prep Peeler
Let us guess: The kids want the kernels off the cob, right? This dishwasher-safe tool removes kernels quickly and safely with a stainless-steel blade that won’t rust.
To buy: $7; amazon.com.
6 Qalo Silicone Dog ID Tag
This silicone tag is quiet, scratch-resistant, and durable. Personalize for free with your pet’s name and your contact info. Pop in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
To buy: $25; qalo.com.