6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Curling and Flat Iron Cover
When you’re in a rush to pack up, a hot styling tool can really put your plans on the back burner. Next time, stuff your straightener into this heat-resistant case. The cover prevents the cord from touching the hot surface and keeps your clothes from getting scorched—even if they’re packed in the same suitcase.
To buy: $20, containerstore.com.
Featured May 2014
Sun Jar Solar Lamp
This eco-friendly light not only looks pretty atop your outdoor table, but it powers itself by absorbing sunlight throughout the day. On rainy days, use a standard charger to power the light.
To buy: $40, momastore.org.
Wilton Cake Leveler
When you want to create a beautiful layer cake by slicing one tier in half, use this tool to ensure you make a level and crumb-free cut. Slices cakes up to 10 inches wide.
To buy: $10, surlatable.com.
Indoor Pour and Store Watering Can
Once you’ve given those blossoms a drink, twist the 3-quart watering can’s spout backward (so it sits atop the handle) for easy storage.
To buy: $15, oxo.com.
4id PowerSpurz Light Up Heel
If you’re thinking about going for a run after dark, slip this sleek safety gadget onto your sneakers before hitting the pavement. The weatherproof light fits snuggly over the heel of your shoe and emits a steady or flashing light so cars, cyclists, and other runners can see you no matter what time of day it is.
To buy: $20, thegrommet.com.
That big box store may have the stroller you’ve been coveting, but you probably won’t find that eco-friendly diaper service on the shelves. Use this free site to register for all of your baby needs—including standalone services, products from local boutiques, and national chains.
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