Sometimes all the organization tips and cleaning resolutions in the world can’t compare to a few simple and smart finds that revolutionize your day-to-day in a good way! From a speaker accessory that makes entertaining anywhere a breeze, to a face-palm simple hook that keeps your bag off the bar floor, these are the items that’ll help make life easier.
1. WIRELESS BLUETOOTH RECEIVER
Upgrading your speaker system has never been easier. This clever gadget turns any old speaker into one that’s Bluetooth enabled. Simply attach it to your system via A/V, RCA or 3.5mm jack input, pair with your smartphone or tablet, and you’re ready to stream.
Buy it: $19, amazon.com.
2. SKINFOOD GUMMY BEAR JELLY CLEAN GEL
This Korean import is a fast-absorbing, nondrying hand sanitizer with citrus extracts to help brighten brown spots. The bears come in kiwi, pineapple, apple, raspberry and orange. Fighting germs fast has never been sweeter.
Buy it: $8, beauteque.com.
3. HERB SAVER
This slim container holds leftover herb stems upright in water, keeping them fresh and usable for up to three weeks.
Buy it: $23, amazon.com.
4. MAGNETIC SPICE RACK
Keep your most-loved spices at the ready with this spice rack. Attach on a fridge door or other metal surface to free up precious cabinet space. Holds up to 1.1 pounds.
Buy it: $17, urbanoutfitters.com.
5. PORTABLE ALUMINUM BAG HOOK
Hook this nifty tool to a keychain and always have a place to hang a bag. The aluminum hook slides over the edge of a table and uses the weight of a bag (up to 100 pounds) to stay in place, keeping belongings off dirty floors and within sight.
Buy it: $20, amazon.com.
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