6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Don’t get hung up looking for the house keys when you’re in a hurry. This long-lasting suction cup adheres to any clean, dry surface (no more nails or stick-on hooks) and has a flexible design that can hold anything from a toothbrush to a tea towel.
To buy: $6, dreamfarm.com.
Featured March 2013
Sunnyside Silicon Egg Shaper
Need to perk up your family’s breakfast routine? Simply crack and pour an egg into the circle of this silicone mold, let it cook, and—voilà!—a sun and fluffy egg white cloud on your plate in no time.
To buy: $11, amazon.com.
The next time you’re in a pinch, rely on your stash of customized stickers to add a personal touch to a bottle of wine, box of chocolates, or other last-minute gifts.
To buy: $40 for 40, minnieandemma.com.
Personalized Dog Collar
Does Sparky have a habit of running away from home? This lightweight collar, which features a buckle that can be engraved with your pet’s name and important contact information, means you no longer have to weigh him down with all of those extra jingling tags.
To buy: $32, shopmimigreen.com.
If you’ve tried everything (silly expressions, crazy sounds, singing in the streets), then this could be your last shot at getting your toddler to look at the camera and say cheeeze. Simply stretch this cute stuffed animal around the camera’s lens and watch how fast your little one’s frown turns upside down. Choose from giraffe, dinosaur, rabbit, and other fluffy creatures.
To buy: $16, shutterhuggers.com.
Get a Good Night's Sleep
If you’re getting plenty of shut-eye but still waking up feeling exhausted, your alarm could be going off during the deepest part of your sleep cycle. Before going to bed, enter a 30-minute wake up window into this innovative app, which uses the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and wake you when you’re in your lightest sleep phase.