6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
These green scrubbers—shaped like edamame pods—fit easily into bottles of all shapes and sizes for a convenient way to clean hard-to-reach interiors.
To buy: $12 for two, momastore.org.
Featured August 2014
Uncommon Goods Tea to Go Infuser
Fill the top compartment of this travel-friendly mug with your favorite loose tea, add hot water, and shake to brew—no matter where you are. For a refreshing twist, add ice cubes, lemon, and lime to create a cool summer drink.
To buy: $35, uncommongoods.com.
Flood Buzz Water Leak Detector
Before a storm rolls in, place these gadgets in areas susceptible to flooding (like the basement); at the hint of seepage, an alarm will sound for up to 24 hours. Use wherever you have potential for water damage—even if it’s just from a leaky sink.
To buy: $40 for six, brookstone.com.
Simplehuman Compact Sensor Soap Pump
This touch-free dispenser precisely portions out soap, sanitizer, or lotion (the amount is adjustable) into your palm without dripping or spilling on the countertop.
To buy: $40, crateandbarrel.com.
SUPP Cooking App
With this handy app at their disposal, no one needs to struggle with the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” Functioning like a digital recipe book, the app—perfect for students or young couples on a budget—dishes only small-batch recipes that take under 20 minutes to prep, feature seven ingredients or fewer, and cost no more than $10 to pull together.
To buy: $3, play.google.com.