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.


Convertible Travel Pillow Infinity Scarf


Stay cozy and comfortable on your next flight—without sacrificing any valuable carry-on space—with this two-in-one travel pillow. Wear it around your neck to stay warm from street through security, and, once on the plane, unzip the secret compartment to reveal an inflatable travel pillow.

To buy: $40; uncommongoods.com.

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MAC Rollerwheel Liquid Liner


With this innovative tool, applying your liquid liner becomes easy as pie. Pizza pie, that is. Its pizza cutter-inspired applicator distributes the perfect amount of pigment as it glides across in a perfectly straight line. Available in shiny black and royal blue.

To buy: $21; nordstrom.com.

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Moso Natural Refrigerator Bag


Fridge giving off a funky smell? Swap out your open box of baking soda for this this bamboo charcoal air purifier. It not only saves space by suctioning to the back of the refrigerator, but it also lasts up to two years.

To buy: $8; amazon.com.

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DOIY 30-Day Fitness Challenge



This fitness challenge calendar takes the work out of your workout. Start by pulling down to reveal a quick, manageable exercise. For the next 29 days, a different move is shown (some days are even surprise rest days!). Who knew fitness could be so fun?

To buy: $11; neimanmarcus.com.

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Tooletries Mighty Toothbrush + Razor Holder


Keep your shower organized with this dependable toothbrush and razor holder. It’s durable silicone grips to glass, tile, marble, and more. Plus, it won’t slide or fall down when things get a little too steamy.

To buy: $18; urbanoutfitters.com.

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Whether you’re recently engaged (congrats!), a recent addition to a bridal party, or the mother of the bride-to-be, Azazie should be your first stop for finding an affordable gown. With quality pieces and on-trend styles for both brides and bridesmaids, every party member can find a dress for less. Each dress is made to order using your measurements and heel preference, too. The best part? Try on bridesmaids dresses at home for only $10, and wedding gowns for $25.

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