6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Full Steam Ahead Instructional Ironing Board Cover
With this helpful diagrammed cover, perfectly crisp, wrinkle-free button-downs are as simple as following the dotted lines.
To buy: $15, modcloth.com.
Featured July 2014
Leaf Solar Flashlight
When you need a flashlight but your phone is low on battery, let this little solar-powered light guide you. Slip it on your key ring or stash it in your purse.
To buy: $7, kikkerland.com.
Kuhn Rikon Smart Lid with Auto-Release Valve
This universal lid fits almost any size pot or pan, making a crowded drawer full of mismatched cookware redundant. Even better, its valve system seals in or releases moisture with precision timing, whether you’re steaming vegetables or frying chicken.
To buy: $30, surlatable.com.
Fantastic Beach Toys
This set of bucket, shovel, cups and sifter is a toxin-free answer to forgetful kids. Each piece is made from corn and completely biodegradable, so if they’re abandoned in the sand or lost at sea, they’ll disintegrate instead of becoming pollution.
To buy: $22, zoeborganic.com.
Instant White Wine Chiller
Why wait for that bottle of vino to chill when you can take a sip now? Keep this gadget in your freezer and, when the happy hour bell rings, attach it to the top of the bottle to chill wine in seconds.
To buy: $40, sharperimage.com.