6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Matador Droplet Wet Bag


Open this compact keychain accessory to reveal a 10.5-by-9-inch water-resistant bag that will keep your lunch from leaking into your purse or your phone safe from sand and water at the beach.

To buy: $15, maradorup.com.

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Quirky Silo Portion Control Container


This food storage container comes with a built-in barrier, allowing you to pour the perfect portion without a measuring cup. The set includes two different sizes: The 3-quart measures a 1 cup portion, while the 1.5-quart dishes a kid-friendly ½ cup.

To buy: $27 for two, qvc.com.

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Zubits Magnetic Shoe Closures


Magnetic closures stay snapped together while you're out and about, and then easily pop apart when it’s time to take your shoes off. Three sizes ensure there's a fit for all ages.

To buy: $21, zubits.com.

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Card Cubby


If your purse seems like an endless abyss, replace a cluttered wallet with this stylish yet highly functional pouch. It acts as a mini filing cabinet, holding up to 40 plastic cards (think identification, credit cards, insurance documentation, and more) with A-Z organization.

To buy: $23, amazon.com.

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Infinity Blanket and Pillow


This supremely soft, flexible pillow, which is more than 3 feet long, twists into nearly any shape to provide full-body comfort during plane rides, power naps, and everyday snuggling.

To buy: $59, huzidesign.com.

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Off the Menu


"Secret" menu items are popping up at restaurants around the country. This free app reveals which restaurants offer them—and then details the special, so you can order like a pro.

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