Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Lauren Phillips
November 30, 2018
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Store this cheese platter—plus all the necessary cutting and serving tools—in one pretty package with this swiveling marble and acacia wood set.

To buy: $98; anthropologie.com.

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This moisture-wicking, food-grade silicone box gives hard cheeses the breathing room they need to stay flavorful and mold-free between cheese-and-cracker dinners or holiday parties.

To buy: $30; uncommongoods.com.

thegrommet.com.

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Enjoy concerts, plays, conferences, and other high-volume activities without potentially damaging hearing with these filtered plugs, which cut down volume without affecting sound quality.

To buy: $24; thegrommet.com.

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The tension arm on this stainless steel holder allows one paper towel sheet to be torn off at a time, with just one hand—no more fumbling for paper towels with sticky fingers.

To buy: $25; amazon.com.

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Cookbooks, reference books, and other large texts with a tendency to flip shut at the worst moments can use this stainless steel place-holder, which keeps books propped open without marking the paper or damaging the spine.

To buy: $50; uncommongoods.com.

 

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Order a place setting—complete with dishes, candlesticks, flatware, table runners, and more—for group dinners and holiday gatherings with Table + Teaspoon’s door-to-door service, which will deliver everything you need for a beautiful tablescape in advance of the event and take care of the dirty dishes (no dishwashing needed) afterward. (You just need to pack up the box and send it off.)