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.


Nesting Wine Glasses


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.

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Chef’n Cloud Cover 9 Inch Universal Lid


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.

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Stinger All Natural Mosquito Repellent Lantern


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.

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Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers


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.

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Tropical Print Foldable Tote


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.

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