Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Duck Brand Dry-Erase Tape
Wondering how old those leftovers are? Or if the pots in the dishwasher are clean or dirty? Stick this reusable tape on nearly anything and update it in a flash.
To buy: $3, walmart.com.
Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring
No matter how thin or how thick your hair, phone-cord-ish Invisibobbles grip it firmly without causing breakage, leaving an indent, or slipping. And hello? They’re really cute.
To buy: $8 for three, urbanoutfitters.com.
Liquid Palisade by Kiesque
Before polishing your nails, trace your cuticles with this paint-on protector. Once dry, it forms a barrier that peels off post-mani, revealing the work of a steady hand.
To buy: $22, amazon.com.
Divided Laundry Bag
Go to the dark side—and the light side—with this easy-tote sack that lets you sort as you fill. Great for dorm dwellers.
To buy: $15, justsolutionsproducts.com.
The Renegade Broom
Get into the groove (of your deck, that is) during fall cleanup. The curved bristles on this handy sweeper make it easy to tackle pesky nooks and crannies.
To buy: $31, thehandycamel.com.