Real Simple’s mission, through its 10 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Save water by keeping track of the time you spend singing under the showerhead. Simply suction-cup this timer to a wall, flip it over, and start your five-minute countdown.
To buy: $5, kikkerlandshop.com
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Does the thought of cutting out shapes (and rolling out the scraps, and cutting more shapes, and repeating) from another batch of cookie dough make your tummy ache? This nonstick pan with built-in designs—a bunny, a butterfly, an Easter basket, and more—will make springtime baking a walk in the park.
To buy: $12, meijer.com
If you’ve ever wondered how to make cleaning blinds less of a hassle, here’s your answer: a pair of microfiber gloves that pick up dust, dirt, and grime. They’re machine washable for multiple reuses.
To buy: $16 for two, casabella.com
Slide this stretchy band over any small book to keep a pen readily accessible at all times.
To buy: Starting at $5, Yahoo! Shopping
Have you ever ruined a perfect cake layer or piecrust by attempting to lift it with a too-small spatula? Make transporting a piece of cake with a giant 8-inch-square stainless-steel spatula.
To buy: $13, kingarthurflour.com
The perfect alternative to plastic bags when picking up after Fido: corn-based bags that biodegrade completely within 45 days.
To buy: $6 for 40 bags, bambeco.com