6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Holiday hosting is a whole lot simpler thanks to a TV that blends in, a gilded set for preserving (and popping) champagne, and more.
Rabbit Champagne Set
This two-piece set includes a sleek gold-finished champagne opener that easily (and safely) pops the cork and a preserver to help keep your bubbly fresh: Popping bottles has never been simpler.
To buy: $45; williams-sonoma.com.
Grove Collaborative Makeup Remover Towel
Eliminate single-use wipes, cotton swaps and pads, and pricey solutions with this polyester towel, which removes makeup (even the water- and smudge-proof stuff) with water alone. Once it’s dirty, a simple cycle through the washing machine will have it fresh and ready to reuse.
To buy: $13; grove.co.
Samsung The Frame QLED Smart 4K UHD TV
TVs can be an eyesore, but this new option from Samsung offers Art Mode, an alternative to that blank black screen when the TV isn’t in use. Choose from a library of artwork to help the TV really look like part of the home when it’s off, whether it’s as standalone art or part of a gallery wall.
To buy: From $1,300; samsung.com.
Goodwipes Body Wipes for Everyone
This pack of 10 individually packaged wipes—made with cooling peppermint, aloe, and ginseng—offers quick refreshes on the go, after the gym, and more when a full shower isn’t an option. They’re biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and oversized, so you can give your body (or at least most of it) a fresh feel anywhere.
To buy: $10; goodwipes.com.
Hudson Grace Kitchen Speaker
Functional and beautiful, this ceramic decorative accessory has a spot for your phone so it can magnify the volume of your podcast or music of choice to fill the whole room, no cords or batteries required. This no-tech speaker is especially useful for outdoor entertaining.
To buy: $75; hudsongracesf.com.
Filling a blank wall doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Order artist-quality wall decor—in medium to large sizes, even—for less than $200 through Andy Blank, which offers canvases and framed work in a range of colors, sizes, and styles, all for comparatively affordable prices and with free shipping.