6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
To keep an avocado’s creamy green flesh from oxidizing and turning brown, slip this custom mold over the fruit before storing it in the refrigerator. The adjustable pocket makes it easy to store the avocado half with or without the pit. Available in two sizes.
To buy: $10 for two, foodhuggers.com.
Featured October 2014
Mason Jar Cookie Mix
Need a quick, unique hostess or birthday gift? These jars come equipped with every ingredient a baker needs to make delicious treats from scratch. Personalize it with your friends’ favorite ingredients, and don’t forget to ask them to share once the cookies come out of the oven.
To buy: Starting at $13, masonjarcookiecompany.com.
Hair Dryer Hanger
If you’re short on storage space, save room under the sink or on the counter by hanging your hair dryer on this clever towel rod hook—it wrangles the cord into a neat bundle, too.
To buy: $20, greatusefulstuff.com.
If your kids are always clamoring to play with your phone, keep them occupied with this engaging and educational app. It contains a large library of interactive stories and songs that help the younger set learn to read. Stumped on a word? Clickable text helps children learn how to pronounce more advanced vocabulary words.
To buy: $5 for one month, itunes.com.
If you’re still scrambling for a Halloween costume, turn your child into the neighborhood’s most adorable dinosaur with this creative knit dress-up set. Simply dress your kid in matching green or orange clothes, and then top the outfit off with the included hat, mittens, and attachable tail.
To buy: $34, landofnod.com.
With a cool, cuddly place to store their eyeglasses, bespectacled kids will never misplace their lenses again. Perfect for a sleepover, these plush stuffed animals offer a little comfort and have a hidden hard shell where children can store their glasses when not in use. Also available in a mini version for contact lenses.
To buy: Starting at $16, mylenzfrenz.com.
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