Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Farberware Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Avocado Savers
Avocados are notorious for turning brown in what feels like seconds: Save yours with these BPA-free covers, which fit avocados of all shapes and sizes and are dishwasher-safe.
To buy: $8 for a set of two; amazon.com.
BandaBeau Beach Towel Holder
Never fuss with a falling beach towel again, thanks to this multi-purpose band. It can hold your towel or blanket to the top of your lounger, keeping your back cool and dry and taking some unnecessary stress out of napping by the pool. The colorful holder can also serve as a seat marker, so you can easily find your things, and a zippered pocket can keep your valuables tucked safely away.
To buy: $30; amazon.com.
The Beach People Leather Carrier
Make toting all your beach gear easier than ever with this gorgeous carrier. Roll up your towel, blanket, or even a yoga mat and take it with you wherever you go, without dealing with an over-stuffed bag or filling your arms up.
To buy: $39; thebeachpeopleco.com.
Kabob Grilling Baskets
Forgo skewers in favor of these steel and rosewood baskets, which evenly cook your veggies and eliminate the risk of losing a mushroom to the grill. You’ll save time building your kabobs, too.
To buy: $17 for a set of four; uncommongoods.com.
Huggaroo Microwavable Heating Pad
Find relief from neck and shoulder pain and tension with this soft (and top-rated!) wrap, which delivers warm pressure therapy and herbal aromatherapy after a quick spin in the microwave. The wrap can also be chilled in the freezer for use as a cold pack.
To buy: $36; amazon.com.
The Newborn Poster
Capture your child’s (or grandchild’s, or niece or nephew’s) size at birth with one of these tasteful posters, which are scaled to match your baby’s original length. You can personalize it with the child’s name, birthdate, and other birth information, and have it printed on a matte white background or a textured ivory background. The Newborn Poster is 20” x 30” and starts at $40; for more information visit readyourstory.com.