6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.


Bakeware Pans With Lids & Carriers


Just in time for the holidays, this new line of disposable bakeware makes transporting warm dishes infinitely easier. The sturdy, nonstick pans can go straight from oven to table, and the accompanying lids help avoid spills.

To buy: $5, available nationwide at Target, Publix, and Ahold.

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Grip Strip


Slap this bright strip onto your dashboard or desk, and then attach your smartphone, keys, or other easily misplaced necessities. Thanks to advanced silicone material, there's no sticky residue on either side of the strip. 

To buy: $11, firebox.com.

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One Bottle Tote


This insulated tote bag—which comes in a variety of festive colors—has soft handles for easy carrying and keeps wine chilled for up to four hours. Once you've arrived at the potluck, gift the whole package to your host.

To buy: $17, builtny.com.

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This handswen fabric bag creates a humid environment that extends the shelf life of your favorite produce. Simply dampen the bag, place veggies inside, and then put the whole thing in the fridge.

To buy: $18, thegrommet.com.

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MYdrap Napkins


A stylish alternative to paper towels, these disposable cotton napkins offer elegance without the cost. They're great for tailgates and holiday gatherings, and come in five sizes and more than 35 colors.

To buy: $24, buymydrap.com.

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