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.


3-Step Sheet Mask


This three-in-one mask, designed for frequent travelers, eliminates the need to pack an arsenal of full-sized facial cleansers. No matter where you are, simply tear off and use each portion for a clean, radiant complexion.

To buy: $7, glowrecipe.com.

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OXO Cord Catch


This smart desk accessory anchors atop smooth surfaces—like counters or nightstands—to keep computer, phone, and other chargers in sight and readily accessible.

To buy: $8, amazon.com.

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Savino Enthusiast Wine Preservation Carafe


With this preservation tool, you can enjoy a glass of wine even when you know you’ll never finish the whole bottle. The airtight design ensures tonight’s wine won’t oxidize, so you can serve another glass (that tastes just as good!) up to a week later.

To buy: $50, amazon.com.

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simplehuman Flip & Fit Shower Caddy


Use this clever adjustable caddy to keep bathtub ledges free from cluttered bottles of shampoo and sponges off of the tiled floor. The shelves, which hang from the shower head, are adjustable both horizontally and vertically to make room for bottles of all sizes.

To buy: $40, containerstore.com.

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Sac a Plat 


This sturdy canvas reusable tote lays flat to keep food right-side up during transport, so you can carry casseroles or homemade pies to the potluck without mishap.

To buy: $46, uncommongoods.com.

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Move Loot


Whether you're downsizing or just decluttering, this site makes selling home goods a breeze—simply submit an item (they accept everything from sofas to wall art) through the app or site. If it’s accepted, the service will pick the item up, take a professional photo of it, list the item for sale in their database, and give you 50 percent of the profit. The team delivers and installs any furniture purchased through the site, too.

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