6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Carrot Curler and Slicer
Who says the amateur cook can’t throw together a five-star meal? Use this handheld tool to create fancy curls of veggies—like carrots or zucchini—for topping salads and other dishes.
To buy: $10, surlatable.com.
Featured August 2013
Kitchen Sponge and Squeegee
This super-absorbent sponge helps make one of the most dreaded cleaning tasks, well, a breeze. With actual scrubbing sides, which won’t scratch Teflon or glass, this unique triangular shaped tool can reach the most awkward spots like the botton of a glass vase or a narrow counter corner.
To buy: $5, casabella.com.
Metal Wall Folders
Does the pile of mail constantly vanish from the entryway credenza? Mount this unique metal file folder in a convenient location (home office, front hall) for dropping bills, permission slips, and other important paperwork. For added organization, use a dry erase marker to label and re-label the tab as needed.
To buy: $48, uncommongoods.com.
Stuffitts for Shoes
Say goodbye to smelly sneakers! These form-fitted and reusable cedar inserts help combat moisture and kill odor in footwear caused by perspiration, outdoor elements, and general wear. Available in sizes suitable for sneakers, cleats, sandals, and more.
To buy: $20, stuffitts.com.
Now you can have your cake and…serve it too. This clever baking pan features an extra mini cake pan, so you can taste your sweet treat without digging into the finished product.
To buy: $22, quirky.com.
Share and Swap
Is your closet overflowing with things you’ll never wear again? Are your drawers overcrowded with old gadgets (headphones, cell phones, CD players) you haven’t reached for in years? Before you donate them, use this free app to give your friends a chance to claim your belongings. Simply snap a photo of the unwanted item, share with friends, and wait for someone to call “dibs.”
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