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.
CleanWell Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray
A spritz of this natural cleanser can kill 99.9 percent of the germs on your hands naturally, without the use of harsh chemicals. The ingredients are gentle and safe for frequent use, and the compact size means it can travel easily with kids and parents alike. (And it smells fresh and clean, not sterile, too.)
To buy: $17 for a pack of 6; amazon.com.
Garden Bluetooth Speaker
Bring your tunes into the outdoors, sans chunky black speaker, with this floral sculpture, which contains a rechargeable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
To buy: $80; uncommongoods.com.
bsimplecreations Graphic Tote
This sturdy tote is made from paper but still manages to be hardy and machine-washable, with a wide opening that can take everything from groceries to fresh produce from the garden. The simple design is just the cherry on top.
To buy: $69; besimplecreations.myshopify.com.
Just Ripe Fruit Bowl
Help your fruit reach peak ripeness—and stay there as long as possible—with this maple and glass combo. Ready-to-eat fruits (and bananas, hung from a built-in hook) go up top, while items that could use a little more time can ripen safely below in the vented glass bowl.
To buy: $65; uncommongoods.com.
Swiffer Continuous Clean Air System
Minimize cleaning time with this air purifier, which attracts and traps dirt, dust, and dander floating in the air, keeping it off floors, furniture, and other spots you feel like you’re constantly wiping off and extending time between cleanings. (It’s almost silent, too!)
To buy: $90; amazon.com.
You can scratch one errand off your summer weekend list with the Minibar Delivery app, which works with vendors and brands to bring wine, beer, and liquor to you—no more chasing down that specific lemon-flavored liqueur for next weekend’s garden party. (They’ll even bring you ice!) The app is available for iPhones and Androids, and you can also order straight off the website. Minibar is currently serving more than 35 markets in the United States; type in your address to see if you can take advantage of the service.