6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
FrogTape Delicate Painter’s Tape
To create expert chevron stripes on a wall, stick up this zigzag tape, paint above and below, then peel away.
To buy: $14, lowes.com.
Featured February 2014
Ava Insulated Cooler
This handbag-esque insulated cooler (with removable, washable liner) lets you tote your tuna salad in style.
To buy: $68, eviebett.com.
iPad Cutting Board
With a slot to hold an iPad or an iPad mini, this dishwasher-safe cutting board makes it convenient to view a recipe or a how-to video while you slice.
To buy: $75, theorangechef.com.
When you feel your temperature rising—or your head starting to ache—wrap one of these Velcro compression headbands with freezable inserts around your forehead (80s-style) for instant relief. In six colors.
To buy: $20, headcoolie.com.
HomeSafe Hardback Book Safe
On a shelf, it may look like an ordinary tome, but this book does much more than list the words in the English language. Put this faux-dictionary to work storing and protecting your valuables (passports, money, and more) on the sly.
To buy: $20, containerstore.com.
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