Real Simple Life Life Strategies 6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life 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. Bring them home, and you'll be shocked at how many of life's little problems they can solve. Brandi Broxson By Brandi Broxson Updated December 27, 2019 Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. Advertisement Save FB Tweet More Pinterest Email Send Text Message Print 6 Clever Items Credit: Peter Ardito Related Items 6 Clever Items: Essential Spices Collection Credit: Peter Ardito 1 Essential Spices Collection Possible news flash: Spices have expiration dates. This space-saving set of 24 half-cup packets lets you update all the go-tos—garlic powder, dill, turmeric—at once.To buy: $85; thespicehouse.com. 6 Clever Items: Travel Laundry Bag Credit: Brian Henn 2 Travel Laundry Bag When you pack, toss in the tiny pouch. At the hotel, take out the laundry bag and attach the collapsible hanger—you have yourself a moisture- and odor-resistant hamper in the closet. In eight colors.To buy: $20; amazon.com. 6 Clever Items: Shower Vapor Tabs Credit: Brian Henn 3 Shower Vapor Tabs Just right for cold and flu season, these tablets release aromatic, sinus-clearing vapors as they dissolve in a warm, relaxing shower.To buy: $5 for 3; cvs.com. 6 Clever Items: Soma 10-Cup Pitcher Credit: Courtesy of manufacturer 4 Soma 10-Cup Pitcher This pitcher-filter duo has style (minimalist-chic silhouette, bamboo handle) and eco-friendly cred (BPA-free plastic, plant-based filters).To buy: $40; amazon.com. 6 Clever Items: The Vermonter Glove Credit: Brian Henn 5 The Vermonter Glove Wear these hand-stitched leather gloves now for toting firewood—and all spring and summer while you garden.To buy: $100; vermontglove.com. 6 Clever Items: Yoga Mat Spray Credit: Courtesy of manufacturer 6 Yoga Mat Spray After a sweaty Bikram class, spritz your mat with this essential oil spray to naturally disinfect it and keep it nice and grippy. In seven scents.To buy: $11; amazon.com.