6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
AOA Studio AOA Face Mask Applicator
Keep your fingers and nails clean when applying a face mask with this silicone-tipped tool. The sweeping motion gives the at-home treatment a spa-like feel.
To buy: $1; shopmissa.com.
Finally find an at-home fix for that costly latte obsession with Keurig’s latest coffee maker, which comes equipped with a dishwasher-safe milk frother. Brew your K-cup of choice while your milk froths, then top the concentrated coffee shot with frothy milk for a latte or cappuccino, sans coffee shop line.
To buy: $180; amazon.com.
Chalkboard Stemless Wine Glasses
Whether you have a hard time keeping track of whose glass is whose or you just want to do a little art while you sip your summery rosé, these stemless glasses (available in sets of two) are great problem-solvers. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe, so you have a fresh canvas each time you uncork a bottle.
To buy: $30; uncommongoods.com.
Scentered Mindful Aromatherapy Minis Tin
This travel-friendly tin holds five mini, all-natural aromatherapy balms crafted to promote sleep, focus, stress relief, happiness, and mental escape (respectively). The non-greasy balms are strong enough to ease what ails you, without being distracting or cloying—great for office workers in close-quarters or carpool drivers.
To buy: $33; us.scentered.me.
Grill Scrubber & Wipe Starter Kit
Give your hard-working grill the cleaning it deserves with this multitasking tool, which includes a stainless steel scraper, a flexible scrubbing pad, and wipes that both absorb grease and cleanse your grates with food contact–safe cleaning agents. Bonus: This replaces wire bristle brushes, which can be hazardous to burger eaters and flippers alike.
To buy: $15; thegrommet.com.
RoosterMoney Allowance & Chores Tracker
Managing allowances (plus chores, savings, and more) just got easier and cash-free, thanks to the free RoosterMoney app. Kids as young as four can sign up to track money digitally, save toward goals, and earn rewards (stickers, if you’re not quite ready for cash allowances), while parents can oversee what they’re spending, and on what, in addition to giving money as a regular allowance or as payment for chores done well. For more features (like adding extra family members or setting interest rates), there’s an upgraded option, as well.