6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
On the Fly Bottle Warmer
Traveling with baby can be stressful. Period. This non-electrical bottle warmer is ideal for long flights, road trips, or even an afternoon of errands. In just 30 minutes, the air-activated warming pads heat bottles to tepid temperatures so you can sneak in a feeding no matter where you are.
To buy: $15, ontheflybottle.com.
Featured March 2013
Adorn Hair Accessory Holder
Almost too pretty to load up with accessories: Put the top of this storage solution to work holding bulky, hard-to-organize items like headbands; use the tray at the base for stashing hair ties, bobby pins, and other small pieces.
To buy: $20, umbra.com.
Short on space? When there’s no room for a nightstand, this portable shelf unfolds and easily attaches to the bed (it slides under the mattress) to create a sturdy spot for a book, glass of water, remote control, or any other items you want to keep on hand.
To buy: $15, theurbanshelf.com.
Chef’n Garlic Peeler
Freshly peeled garlic in seconds and odor-free hands? Yes, please! Simply place unpeeled garlic inside this handy gadget, replace the top, and twist back and forth in the stable, silicone base.
To buy: $10, surlatable.com.
Sick of stopping in the middle of a run to tie your shoes? Meet your new workout buddy. Not only are these laces easy to adjust, but they have a clever fastening clip that’ll keep shoelaces from coming undone during long runs or walks in the park. Available in a variety of colors.
To buy: $8, locklaces.com.
Electronic Gift Wrapping Service
Last-minute gift-givers, take heart. For a small fee, you can finally personalize all of those digital presents (gift cards, tickets) you send to friends and family. This online gift-wrapping service allows you to personalize e-gifts with wrap you can customize and create from photos uploaded from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
To buy: $3, delightfully.com.
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