6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Picnic Beverage Stake
Bring cocktail hour outside with a set of three lawn stakes that make it easy to sip and lounge at the same time—no table necessary. One stake will keep your bottle of vino at the ready, while the other two are designed to hold two wine glasses.
To buy: $14, amazon.com.
Featured July 2014
Pool Blue Softie Grip Grass
To do away with desk clutter and say goodbye to overflowing cups of writing utensils, simply place pens and other office supplies in this neon-colored organizer. Also available in pink, purple, and white.
To buy: $12, poppin.com.
Double Oil and Vinegar Bottle
This double-walled glass bottle ensures that your oil and vinegar are never far apart. The funky design keeps go-to ingredients handy for dousing salads, sandwiches, and more.
To buy: $15, zarahome.com.
Progressive Pepper Corer Pair
When peppers are on the menu, speed up dinner prep with a pair of corers made specifically for peppers of all shapes and sizes. Simply stick the corer into the top of the pepper, twist, and lift.
To buy: $8, kitchenandcompany.com.
Beach Sounds Portable Speaker
Ideal for beachgoers, this cute, totable speaker system protects your smartphone from sand and waves by concealing it inside the water-resistant player.
To buy: $44, uncommongoods.com.
Instant Calorie Counter
If you’re keeping tabs on your caloric intake, use this app to snap a picture of your plate. Once you’ve submitted a snapshot of your meal, the app will dish out an estimated calorie count. The system also functions as a food diary, helping to keep track of meals and weight loss.
To buy: $3, itunes.com.
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