6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Lighthouse Lantern Flashlight
Disguised as seasonal décor, this plastic lantern doubles as a flashlight and will come in handy during a late-night stroll or unexpected power outage. Simply turn it on by pressing the button at its base.
To buy: $9, fredflare.com.
Featured July 2013
Rinse Bowl and Strainer
Frequent trips to the farmers’ market means lots of rinsing and even more bowls for displaying fresh produce. This clever 2-in-1 bowl has a built-in strainer so you use just a single piece for washing and serving. Available in four colors.
To buy: $10, umbra.com.
Lay-n-Go Lite Toy Storage and Activity Mat
Taking toys on the road just got a lot more organized. By simply tugging on the drawstrings on the sides, this water repellant playmat transforms into an easy-to-carry and secure tote. Available in five colors.
To buy: $22, organize.com.
Cardholder Bud Vase
Think assigned seating will give your party an overly formal vibe? You’ll be delighted by this double-duty decorating idea. Skip the ornate flower arrangement and set each place with a mini glass bud vase designed with a slim slot for holding a menu, place card, or special message.
To buy: $6, cb2.com.
Buff UV Headband
Made of moisture-wicking fabric, this stretchy headband will keep your body from overheating while protecting your skin from strong winds and the sun’s powerful rays. It also features a retro-reflective strip that glows in the dark and can be spotted from over 400 feet away.
To buy: $15, llbean.com.