6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Bye-bye, burnt cookies. Sayonara, scorched dinners. This portable kitchen timer, which conveniently clips to your shirt, lets you step away from the stove and still stay on top of meal prep. When not in use, store the magnetic timer (which also happens to be a clock) on the fridge.
To buy: $12, josephjoseph.com.
Featured January 2013
Are your kitchen appliances tucked away in a corner in order to conserve counter space? Does this make them impossible to reach? Now you can rest your coffeemaker, stand mixer, or other heavy gadgets on top of this base, which lets you slide them out (and back to their original spot) without any hassle or heavy lifting.
To buy: $5, containerstore.com.
Rubber Band Holder
From scattered in your junk drawer to wrapped around your wrist, rubber bands seem to pop up everywhere. Keep them in one spot with a little help from this sturdy plastic desktop organizer.
To buy: $15, sfmoma.org.
A dream design for so many morning multitaskers: Finally, you can have two free hands for getting things done even when wrapped in a towel. This topper, which functions like a belt, fits, fastens, and attaches to the top of your bath towel so you can do anything from blow-dry your hair to lay out your clothes.
To buy: $20, mytoweltopper.com.