5 Bed Maker
You’re already habitually running late in the morning—no time to make the bed. Why not get an automatic bed maker? This invention actually flattens your sheets, spreads out your duvet and puts your pillows back at the head of the bed. But don’t worry about trying to remember to push that pesky button before heading out. You can set a timer so it makes your bed at the same time every day. If you forget to turn it off before sleeping in on Sunday morning, a safety mechanism will keep you from getting smothered.
4 Three-in-One Shampoo
Few things are quite as annoying as having a different product for each body part. If your tub looks more like the shampoo aisle of the drug store than a serene place to bathe, you may benefit from a three-in-one shampoo. These products come in a couple different varieties, depending on your needs. Opt for the shampoo, conditioner and body wash type, if you want a quick way to clean everything all at once. But if you’re looking to shave in the shower, get yourself a shampoo, body wash and shave gel combination. You won’t have to squint to read the bottle any longer to see which product you’re picking up, they’re all right there, thrown into one convenient bottle.
3 Vacuum Robot
If dragging the vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs is your idea of a strenuous workout, you may benefit from a robot vacuum cleaner. These soccer-ball sized devices scavenge through your house for you, picking up every last crumb. Have hardwood or linoleum floors? No problem. Some robots actually wash—and squeegee—your floors as they go. All you have to do is turn it on, kick back and enjoy a cold beverage. Let the robot do your cleaning for you.
2 Remote Control
Zenith first introduced the remote control back in the 1950s. Even back then, people thought it was just too much work to get off the sofa to flip the channel. But now remote controls do everything you can imagine—not just control the television. They set the spark in your gas fireplace, turn on your car, open up your garage door and even turn on your ceiling fan. As an added bonus, long gone are those days when you have a basket full of remotes. Now you can hook up all of your devices to a single smart remote that powers nearly everything in your home with the touch of a button.
1 The Clapper
Walking in the door and flipping on a switch or strolling all the way to the other side of the room to turn on the lamp burns too many calories. Rather than putting forth the extra effort, simply plug your lamp, fan or other electronic device right into the Clapper. All you’ll have to do is relax, clap your hands and everything comes on for you!