6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Allergy Alert Labels
Does someone in your household have an allergy? Whether it's peanut or dairy, these eye-catching stickers make it easy to put it in writing and help prevent a dangerous reaction. The fully customizable, waterproof labels (pre-made designs are also available) adhere to backpacks, clothing, lunchboxes, and more.
To buy: Starting at $18 for 8, kidecals.com.
Featured October 2013
If your little Slugger’s sports equipment is littering the lawn, corral runaway balls by affixing this unique mount to the garage or basement wall. Available for football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer balls.
To buy: $13, ballclaw.com.
Stop stuffing a tangled mess of hairstyling tools under your bathroom vanity. Neatly and safely store your blowdryer, flat iron, and curling iron in this handy container. The interior base pad is constructed of high heat silicon, which means hot items can safely cool when stored. Out of counter space? Hang the style station on a towel bar or hook.
To buy: $25, polder.com.
Planning to make a pie out of all those apples you've been picking? Perch this ceramic bird in the center of the pie pan (he stands under 4” tall) and place filling and crust around it. The birdie’s mouth helps let out steam, so your fruit-filled pie will be perfectly flaky, and you'll be on your way to winning the blue ribbon prize.
To buy: $5, poshchicago.com.
Face Art Kit
It’s scary how quickly Halloween creeps up on us. Looking for a low-maintenance disguise? This set, which includes six paint sticks, nine different stencils, and two sponge applicators, is all you need for making creative, not-so-frightening faces.
To buy: $3.50, containerstore.com.
Enhance Your Photos
You may have captured a great shot of the whole family, but this free app will ensure your photo is frame-worthy. Simply submit your favorite snapshots and a team of professional editors will work to enhance colors, minimize shadows, and more. Then, save a digital copy of the edited version and use the print-and-mail service to keep a hard copy. Bonus: For a limited time, first-time users receive a $10 credit.
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