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.
Upgrade your kid’s lunch-box sticky note with these sweet flat cards. They measure 31⁄2 by 2 inches and come in 37 patterns, from pandas to pencils.
To buy: $14 for 85; efrancespaper.com.
Grind or pour directly into this handy tool to measure amounts from a pinch to a quarter cup.
To buy: $5; chefn.com.
This weather-resistant device provides seven hours of light on its highest setting, five hours while streaming music on its Bluetooth speaker.
To buy: $60; coleman.com.
Make large, slow-melting hexagonal ice in the silicone tray and medium diamond-shaped ice in the plastic one. Or nest the two trays together for small triangular ice.
To buy: $15; amazon.com.
This collapsible bin holds groceries, sports gear, and more for a tidier trunk. It has Velcro on the bottom and back to grip onto the trunk’s lining and handles to help transport up to 25 pounds.
To buy: $30 for 2; clevermade.com.
Cut down on how much time your kids—and you—spend on your phone and other screens by tracking how long you spend on them and implementing controls to reduce that time. The Zenscreen app offers tips for balancing your phone time and offers one free and two paid subscription options to suit your budget and needs.