Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. From sustainable food savers to a smart doorbell that syncs up with your phone, these editor picks will help you out through thick and thin.

By Brandi Broxson
Updated September 27, 2019
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.


Keep an eye on your front door, even when you’re not home. This video doorbell detects people, motion, or sound and sends you an alert. You can also view HD video live and reply to visitors with recorded messages.

To buy: $229;


This canvas bag has a roomy interior perfect for toting apples and six exterior pockets for eggs, baguettes, and wine. There’s even a spot on the side to cinch a fresh bouquet.

To buy: $53;


Leftover cheese or butter? Fit one of these “huggers” over the open end to keep it fresh in the fridge. The pieces nest together for compact storage. Dishwasher safe.

To buy: $13;


This sleek workhorse has a mohawk bristle design for easy scrubbing under the rim. The ceramic holder includes a DryEarth disk, which absorbs water and prevents mold. The brush head is replaceable.

To buy: $25;


Jot down a grocery list, leave a reminder note, or let the kids doodle on this clever eight-inch-wide roller. It easily mounts to the wall and includes a bracket to keep kraft paper in place.

To buy: $98;


Perfect for between-seasons weather, these 100 percent water- proof sneakers are breathable and super comfortable whether you’re walking in sun, rain, or slush.

To buy: $135;