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 American Greetings Starter Card Kit
Have a selection of 16 greeting cards (from baby shower to birthday) at the ready with this handy set. Dividers let you organize cards by occasion or recipient.
To buy: $26; amazon.com.
2 Corkscrew by CapaBunga
This corkscrew has a silicone handle that fits comfortably in your hand. And its auger is grooved and coated with Teflon, making it easy to insert into the cork.
To buy: $15; amazon.com.
3 Pura Kiki 11-oz. Straw Bottle with Sleeve
This stainless-steel essential allows kids to drink from it upright or tipped back. Additional lids (sold separately) let you transition from nipple to sippy bottle to straw to sport top as your child grows. Dishwasher safe.
To buy: $21; amazon.com.
4 Paint Poncho for Brushes
Need to take a break from your painting? This plastic protector fits over your brush or roller and keeps it wet for up to one week.
To buy: $5 for 5; paintponcho.com.
5 Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse
Reduce forearm strain and wrist pressure with this device, which keeps your hand in a comfortable handshake position. Plug it into your computer or use with Bluetooth.
To buy: $91; amazon.com.
6 Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat
This lightweight mat folds into a 10-by-12-inch square, so you can easily stow it in a gym bag or carry-on. And its sticky texture provides stable footing.
To buy: $18; amazon.com.