Let’s be real, if we could wave a magic wand and have our home chores and errands do themselves, we would. It would be our wildest Fantasia from Disney dreams come true. But the reality is, in this real-life movie, the brooms don’t sweep rooms on their own, and there’s nothing magical about it. Who wants to spend what little time is left before or after work worrying about little things like buying new air freshener? We know we don’t!
Thankfully technology has heard our silent prayers and companies have started creating items that make even the simplest adulting tasks a hands-off affair. It’s not quite the wave of a wand, but with the push of a button, flick of a switch or start of a timer, we can pretty much automate our home lives.
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If you’re looking for ways to make your home life easier, these tech items are what you’ve been looking for – thank us later.
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If you live in a major city one thing is for sure, you're short on space, which means there's no room for things like growing your own garden. Growing your own fruits, veggies and flowers can be a huge money saver - and you know we're all about saving coins - that's why you need a Smart Garden in your home. The garden takes care of your plants automatically so you can basically set it, forget it and come back to reap the goodies.
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If you're a pet owner you love your fur babies, what you don't love is the mess they tend to leave behind. Brilliant Pad is a pet lover's dream because it's a self-cleaning potty that wraps and seals dry and liquid waste automatically (using environmentally friendly pads #winning), keeping your home clean and odor-free, and you stress-free. The Brilliant Pad is also compact so you don't have to worry about it taking up too much space in your home.
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The start to every great day begins at home - and involves a warm beverage. It doesn't matter whether you start your day with a strong coffee, a relaxing tea or a nostalgic hot cocoa, having a warm cuppa is imperative. That's why you need an Ember mug in your life. Ember is the world’s first temperature-controlled mug, designed to keep your beverage warm until the last sip. Using the Ember app (that connects to your Apple Watch), you can preset the temperature for all your favorite drinks. Need your drink to go? Grab Ember's travel mug and keep the party going.
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Sure your home looks good, but does it smell good? Nobody has time to remember to stop at the store to buy sprays and plug-ins anymore, that's why diffusers come through in a clutch. With the Ellia Ease Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser all you have to do is add water and up to 7 drops of your favorite essential oil, and let it do the rest. For up to 6 hours the natural aromas fill your home and envelop you in calming and relaxing vibes. As a bonus Ellia lights up as it sprays giving you additional ambiance.
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The most stressful part of home life is protecting everything we've worked so hard for. Home security systems can be expensive, adding to the stress on our pockets, but thankfully Nest helps to eliminate some of that. Nest Secure is designed to seamlessy insert itself into your life and home - it's the friend you want to stay. Using the built-in Google Assistant, Nest Secure manages and protects your home with no fuss, loud sounds or passcodes required. Best of all, it's not super expensive, which means it protects your pockets too!
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