6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
With this clever product you can check that last-minute trip to the drug store off of your to-do list and focus on preparing for your vacation. Attach the special adapter to a regular size toothpaste tube and fill the reusable, travel-size tube with your favorite toothpaste.
To buy: $6, containerstore.com.
Featured May 2014
Let’s face it: Surge protectors are ugly, but they’re necessary. Trade the clunky gray kind for one that’s designed to blend seamlessly with your hardwood floor. Bonus: This sleek power strip includes two USB ports, so you can easily charge your phone, tablet, and more.
To buy: $25, invisiplug.com.
Noblo Umbrella Buddy
If you’re gearing up for beach season, add this handy product to your beach bag. Simply fill the drawstring bag with sand, attach it to your umbrella with the Velcro strap, and—voila!—no more flyaway umbrellas.
To buy: $16.50, amazon.com.
iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
You don’t have to babysit the bird to ensure you end up with a tender and juicy chicken. See that your food is cooked to your liking with this smart kitchen thermometer. The device connects to your smartphone and alerts you (through the app) once your food is ready. Monitor up to two temperatures simultaneously.
To buy: $80, apple.com.
All-in-One Parenting App
It’s no secret that being a new parent can be overwhelming. Between the diaper changes, the appointments, the feedings, and those late nights, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. This free app—which features daily activity tracking, a health reference, a baby care manual, a check-up organizer, a baby monitor, social photo albums, and more—helps new parents stay organized so they can take a deep breath and enjoy the ride.