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.
Removable stems make these glasses ideal for packing for a picnic—and the durable material means they won’t break in transit.
To buy: $9.50, amazon.com.
This silicone lid, which creates an airtight seal around nearly any size pot or bowl, helps keep food fresh by locking in moisture. Taking the dish to a potluck? The lid helps prevents spills during transport, too.
To buy: $13, kitchencouture.com.
Keep mosquitos at bay with a decorative lantern that slowly diffuses plant-based ingredients to naturally repel bugs within 225 square feet.
To buy: $16, amazon.com.
These sheets use abaca leaf, a highly absorbent natural fiber, to sop up shine while leaving your base intact. Packaging plus: The compact tube fits easily in your purse and—brilliant—has a mirror on the lid.
To buy: $15 for 35 sheets, tatcha.com.
This fun find proves sensible can be stylish. The functional tote tucks into itself, so you can stow it in your suitcase until you arrive at the beach.
To buy: $45, stories.com.