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.
Tuck this pocket-sized phone cleaner somewhere handy for phone screen–cleaning on the go. The Shine sprays cleaning solution and has a built-in microfiber cloth for wiping it away, clearing smears from your screen at the same time.
To buy: $25 for five; amazon.com.
Give day-two (or even day-three) hair a fresh, smooth look with this spray, which moisturizes dry ends and smooths flyaways without making hair feel greasy. It smells great, too.
To buy: $9; ulta.com.
Swap this multi-use spray in for your go-to cleaner for a powerful tool that kills 99.99 percent of germs without using harsh chemicals. The disinfectant has been approved for food contact surfaces without rinsing, too, so it can clean cutting boards, pressure cookers, slow cookers, and more with one simple step.
To buy: $9 for two; amazon.com.
Corral toy cars, building blocks, doll accessories, and more with this storage sack, which expands to a flat mat during playtime and can be gathered up into a portable sack containing all kids’ odds and ends when it’s time to clean up.
To buy: $38; uncommongoods.com.
Fitness fanatics can get an electrolyte boost without relying on the added sugars and artificial sweeteners of standard energy drinks with this watermelon-based beverage, which has only two grams of natural sugar and offers electrolytes, lycopene, vitamin c, and a muscle-friendly amino acid. Available in Blood Orange, Lemon Ginger, Original, or Tart Cherry.
To buy: $18 for a pack of six; amazon.com.
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