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.

1

Pop-Up Brush

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Style your 'do on the road with this full-size, foldable travel brush. Its supersoft bristles gently detangle wet or dry hair without pulling.

To buy: $10; thewetbrush.com.

Photo by Jeff Westbrook
2

Replaceable Lens Sunglasses

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If you're the type who scratches your lenses on a regular basis, this brand of sunglasses is for you. Order replacement lenses (for just $5), pop out the old ones, and repair your sunnies in a cinch—no tools required. In 14 styles.

To buy: From $48; sunski.com.

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3

Rimmel Shake It Fresh Mascara

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No more clumpy mascara, thanks to a little ball in the tube that lets you refresh the mascara with three vertical shakes before use.

To buy: $6; target.com.

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4

Remodeez

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Banish that sweaty-gym-bag smell with this palm-size wonder. It's made with activated charcoal to neutralize odors rather than mask them. Lasts one year and can even be recharged in the sun.

To buy: $10; amazon.com.

Photo by Remodeez
5

Home Reflections Sheets

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Stay cool at night with these 2,000-thread-count sheets. The cotton-poly blend contains Nanotex, which wicks away moisture. Set includes flat sheet, fitted sheet, and four pillowcases.

To buy: From $54; qvc.com.

Photo by Home Reflections
6

Brandless

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Find quality beauty, home-care, and packaged-food products for $3 or less at brandless.com. For every order that's placed, the company will donate a meal to the Feeding America food banks.

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