6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Waterfall Soap Saver
This sloped dish automatically drains excess water to keep bar soap clean and dry. Try one in the kitchen, too, to drain wet sponges.
To buy: $5, walmart.com.
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Corky Wall Organizer
This wall organizer keeps tabs on everything—it has a built-in corkboard for notes, pockets for your keys and glasses, sleeves for family photos, and hidden slots to keep cords out of sight while charging your phone.
To buy: $15, greatusefulstuff.com.
Nordic Ware Surprise Cake Pan
You don’t need to know any magic spells to turn an average cake into a treat-filled surprise: Simply fill this unique pan with batter, bake, repeat, fill the hollow centers with your favorite candy, and frost the two halves together.
To buy: $25, surlatable.com.
Urbano Eco Trash Can
Use this eco-friendly trash can to put all those plastic grocery bags to good use. Slip each bag’s handles over the cutout sides to keep them open for garbage collection. Once your trash is full, simply pull the top bag off, toss, and an empty bag will be waiting!
To buy: $19, uncommongoods.com.
Klip-It Salad-to-Go Container
Save your salad from getting soggy with this compact carrier. Individual compartments allow you to keep ingredients separate—even dressing gets its own cup—until you’re ready to combine them. It stacks easily with other containers, plus there’s no need to bring utensils—they’re conveniently clipped onto the lid.
To buy: $8, thecontainerstore.com.
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