Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. A comfortable bra, back-to-school essentials, and a shirt cuffer are all here to make your days just a little bit easier, regardless of how hectic they get.

By Brandi Broxson
Updated August 30, 2019
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These gel-ink pens have durable tips to keep handwriting crisp for to-do lists, planners, or bullet journals.

To buy: $14 for 12; target.com.

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This sleek e-reader is the first under-$100 version from Amazon to feature a front light, which makes reading indoors or outside more enjoyable. Holds thousands of books, and one battery charge lasts up to four weeks.

To buy: $90; amazon.com.

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Lay the mat in the tub to keep kids from slipping and sliding. When bathtime is over, fold it into a basket and hang it on the wall to dry toys.

To buy: $14; walmart.com.

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This machine-washable bag has two cup holders and three zippered pockets for all your essentials. Wear it as a fanny pack or crossbody, or attach it to your stroller’s handle with the included straps. In four colors.

To buy: $45; hicolugo.com.

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The soft mesh backing will help you stay cool on the steamiest of late-summer days. Even better, the bra provides up to an inch of lift. In four colors.

To buy: $64; trueandco.com.

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Place this handy tool over your forearm, roll up your sleeve, and tuck in the fabric to keep your sleeve cuffed and in place all day. Even works with delicate linen and silk.

To buy: $20 for 2; cuffedup.com.