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.

1

Mug Warmer

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The advent of cold and flu season means constantly sipping on warm beverages. This clever warmer keeps your mug of tea at a perfect temperature the whole time you’re enjoying it.

To buy: $8; amazon.com.

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2

Scrape-A-Round Ice Scraper

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This ice scraper’s innovative design applies direct pressure and conforms to your car window’s curvature to defrost your windows in half the time.

To buy: $9, amazon.com.

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3

PediPocket

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Keep your dirty house slippers off your clean couch with this clever blanket. The oversized plush fleece blanket features a pocket on one end to slip your feet into, keeping them warm and cozy—and your couch spotless.

To buy: $40; pedipocketblanket.com.

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4

USB Hand Warmer

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Freezing at your desk? Just plug this portable hand warmer into your computer for a little extra warmth. Its rechargeable battery means you can stick it in your pocket or purse for other chilly situations.

To buy: $20; urbanoutfitters.com.

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5

Newborn Cozie Fleece Bootie

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If your happy newborn has a habit of kicking off her booties, switch to these fluffy fleece-lined stockings. They have a secure two-snap closure that comfortably keeps the shoes from coming off.

To buy: Starting at $15; amazon.com.

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6

Informed Delivery

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Don’t bear the cold to grab the mail, just to be greeted with a pile of junk. USPS’s free new Informed Delivery app shows you a digital preview of letters and packages arriving soon, so you know exactly what’s to expect when you check the mail.

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