6 Items to Simplify Your Life
Part Bob the Builder, part Transformers, this plastic tool slips over a kid’s arm to give him turbo scooping power. (Beware of jokes about digging to China. He just might try.)
To buy: $18, uncommongoods.com.
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Did one end of the tie go into hiding in your hoodie? Yank out the string, then use the EZstringer, a flexible tube that grabs one end, to snake it back through.
To buy: $10 for three, ezstringer.com.
Apples emit a ripening gas called ethylene, which can cause some fruits and vegetables to spoil more quickly when stored in a refrigerator drawer with your Granny Smiths. This Bluapple absorbs ethylene, so just-bought produce doesn’t go bad.
To buy: $10 for two, dailygrommet.com.
e.l.f. Personal Blend Foundation
This personal-blend foundation (with SPF 15) has four shades of mineral powder. Pour out a little of each and mix for a tone that always matches your skin, from sun-kissed summer to fair-again (ugh!) fall.
To buy: $8, eyelipsface.com.
Wondering what your living room would look like if you moved the furniture around? No sweat. (Really!) Use this free website to create a floor plan of your room and experiment with the décor. There are more than 46,000 virtual couches, beds, and ottomans at your decorating disposal.
Need a backseat distraction that’s more educational than Angry Birds? This app features more than 1,500 audiobooks, including classic series, like Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Boxcar Children. Browse by age, story type, or character—and have story-time anytime.
To buy: Free for 30 days, then $10 a month, tales2go.com.
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