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.
Spend less time—and use less water— with Fast-Rinse Conditioner from Love Beauty and Planet. New from Unilever, the line also includes shampoo, body wash, and more, in scents like lavender and rose.
To buy: $9; lovebeautyplanet.com.
Carry homemade lasagna (or a batch of warm cookies) with this handy poly-twill tote. It holds up to a 9-by-13-inch pan, withstands temps up to 250°F, and features sturdy handles that make transporting a cinch.
To buy: $35; scoutbags.com.
With a higher smoke point than olive oil and a butter-forward flavor, this dairy-free spray is perfect for greasing a skillet for eggs or a roasting pan for veggies. Works on nonstick, iron, and steel surfaces.
To buy: $9; fourthandheart.com.
Pop these tiny, single-use teeth-whitening ampoules into your bag for touch-ups after drinking coffee or wine. Squeeze the tube to saturate the stick, then rub over teeth to prevent stains and freshen breath.
To buy: $25; gosmile.com.
Keep coffee piping hot for eight hours or water cold for 36 with this triple-insulated mug. It includes a removable strainer basket for loose tea—or for keeping ice from knocking your teeth mid swig.
To buy: $27; ecovessel.com.
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