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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.