6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Expandable Summer Bag
When it comes to packing the necessities (toys, towels, sunscreen, snacks) for the pool, a bigger bag is always better. This versatile cotton canvas tote not only expands to fit all of your gear, but also features a waterproof interior so you don’t have to worry about wet suits getting everything else soaked. Available in three patterns.
To buy: $50, thecompanystore.com.
Featured June 2013
Stainless Grill Clips
If you want to make your grilling menu even more thrilling, then toss more than burgers and dogs on the barbecue. Since thin veggies (asparagus, onions, peppers) often slip through the grates, cook them in these stainless steel clips, which will securely hold a bunch of spears and strips together.
To buy: $15 for four, broadwaypanhandler.com.
Baby Safe Sunscreen Towelettes
Between the squirming and the tears, putting sunscreen on a baby is hard work. Eliminate the fuss by swapping lotion for these ultra-soft, baby-safe wipes. Each towelette is saturated with a gentle, sweat-proof, broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen and is enriched with vitamins to help keep Junior’s skin as soft as, well, a baby’s bottom.
To buy: $26 for 20, mdmoms.com.
Kabaclip Contact Lens Case
Keep your contact lenses and solution always within sight. This clever case clips onto most full- and travel-sized bottles of contact solution and comes in bright colors to help easily distinguish between the right lens and the left.
To buy: $5, containerstore.com.
If you think eating oranges require too much work, then you're in for a treat. Simply poke a hole through the rind with this pointed edge plastic gadget, which will help make the peeling process a breeze.
To buy: $1, crateandbarrel.com.
Moving Made Simple
Since moving is a big production, moveline.com wants to help make the whole experience less stressful. Start by filming a video tour of your home then, based on inventory and relocation details, the moving experts will send you five quotes from vetted moving companies. Not only can you book online, but an expert "captain" will offer support the entire time.