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.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Basil Hand Sanitizer
Spritz this moisturizing formula—with aloe vera extract—on your hands for a quick cleanup. Available in basil and lavender scents.
To buy: $3.50 for 2 oz.; mrsmeyers.com.
This 32-ounce glass container keeps your spinach-banana creation fresh for hours by slowing down oxidation. The lid contains a vacuum pump to remove air.
To buy: $40; sans-bottle.com.
Frogmore Shrimp Cleaner
Peel, devein, and butterfly in one easy pass thanks to this time-saving tool. The handle is made from recycled materials; the spine is stainless steel.
To buy: $28; toadfishoutfitters.com.
Seat Pak Pro
Keep essentials front and center en route. This clever carrier can hang from a tray table hook and has enough room for your book, cellphone, headphones, and more.
To buy: $38; flight001.com.
iWalk Scorpion Ultra Slim Power Bank 8000mAh
Juice up three devices (including phones and tablets) at once with this portable battery pack, which comes with built-in charging cables.
To buy: $55; amazon.com.
Jet lag is the worst, so this smart new app offers a personalized plan that lets you reduce its negative effects. You share info like your sleep patterns, whether you’re a night owl or a morning person, your flight times, and more, and Timeshifter develops an easy-to-follow plan to help you make the most of your trip. The app itself is free, but plans (available as an in-app purchase) are $9.99 for one round-trip plan or $24.99 for an annual subscription for frequent fliers.