6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
StoxBox Hoisery Organizer
Rather than stuff a tangled mess of stockings into your drawer, use this clever organizer to neatly store and display hosiery. Simply slip one leg over the box and tuck the excess into the small opening.
To buy: $7, containerstore.com.
Featured June 2014
in’aSnap Antibacterial Cutting Mat
Designed with a durable material that helps prevent bacterial growth, this dishwasher-safe cutting mat is so flexible that it bends in half to fit in the microwave for added sterilization (a 1-minute whirl in the microwave kills 99.9 percent of germs).
To buy: $15, amazon.com.
Swimmer Bluetooth Speaker
Take your tunes anywhere—including the pool or the beach—with this tiny waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof speaker. Use the tail to attach it to your backpack or the suction cup mount to affix it to nearly any smooth surface.
To buy: $60, boommovement.com.
Hood To Go
When the rain clouds roll in and you don’t have an umbrella, this unique garment can help keep your hair dry in a pinch. Stash the standalone hood in your purse, slip it on before donning your jacket, and—voila!—instant protection from the rain.
To buy: $20, hoodtogo.com.
Ants Tablecloth Weight
This is one critter you won’t mind having at your barbecue. The—dare we say it—cute ant clips to your tablecloth to keep it from blowing off with the wind.
To buy: $16 for four, jossandmain.com.
Custom Wedding App and Website
This easy-to-use app makes it possible to share all the big-day details in an elegant and seamless way. First, choose from more than 300 templates—including an assortment of eight designs that coordinate with Real Simple’s own line of wedding stationery. Once you’ve selected a theme, tell your story, introduce your wedding party, provide registry details, and highlight more important information for guests. Party-goers can then reference your personalized site or app and even converse with one another and upload their own pictures.
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