6 Items to Simplify Your Life
Say goodbye to morning meltdowns caused by itchy tags or loose seams. Simply cover the problem area with this self-adhesive fabric tape without cutting out tags or altering the garment.
To buy: $12 for 15, mimilounge.com.
Featured July 2012
Origami Wine Tote
Think about your travel plans before popping that favorite bottle of Pinot into any old bag. Not only do the fashionable folds look pretty, but they also cushion the bubbly for safe toting on the road. When not in use, fold it up flat for easy storage.
To buy: $25, builtny.com.
Not an inch of space left on the buffet table? No problem. Avoid having to make that difficult decision (guacamole or salsa?), and simply clip this miniature bowl onto the side of any serving dish to transform it into a chip and dip platter.
To buy: $12, dcigift.com.
Far from the ordinary traveling essential: This 100 percent recycled aluminum tag comes with a scannable QR code that stores (and lets you change and update) personal information, which can help make it easy for good Samaritans to identify and return misplaced bags.
To buy: $15, myrume.com.
August to August Calendar
Meet one smart school supply: This calendar, which coordinates with your child's school year, allows you to start with a blank slate so you aren't competing with schedules from last winter and spring. Available in pink, blue, and green.
To buy: $17, containerstore.com.
Grocery Shopping Made Healthier
The endless array of options at the grocery store can make shopping for healthy and delicious food a bit daunting. Enter ShopWell. This free app combines current health guidelines with user preferences to deliver personalized nutritional information and suggest healthier alternatives to your favorite foods.
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