6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple's mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Souper Mug


Cook, serve, re-heat, and store—all in this heat-safe ceramic mug. Though it’s ideal for soups and chili, the lid’s built-in steam vent makes it great for cooking veggies, too.

To buy: $10, urbanoutfitters.com.

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Created specifically to remove battery packs on toys, this tiny screwdriver works well on any small appliances. It’s low-torque power means it won’t strip screws, and its compact size makes it easy to store.

To buy: $10, thegrommet.com.

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Lucky Iron Fish


By simply boiling this fish with water or stock, your family can take strides toward reaching the recommended daily iron intake. For every fish purchased, the company donates one to a community in need.

To buy: $25, luckyironfish.com.

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Kitchen Tools Organizing Kit


If you’re constantly frustrated by cluttered kitchen drawers, you’ll want to invest in one of these silicone mats. Cut it to fit the unruly space, then position the dividers to keep everything in place.

To buy: $35, fab.com.

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Easy Change Playsuit


The zipper on this soft, cotton playsuit zips from bottom to top, simplifying the changing process. An opening in the back allows for quick diaper checks, too.

To buy: $42, zipitbaby.com.

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Simply Framed App


Send your art to this digital frame shop, and they’ll have the framed piece back to you within a week. Once you choose the size, style, and mat, they’ll even send you a tube or mailer for shipping your selection.

Photo by SimplyFramed