Aren’t you glad for things that make your life easier? These items are used so often that we probably don’t give them much recognition. But when we really need them and they can’t be found, we are ready to move heaven and earth to get them in their proper place to be used for our enjoyment and convenience.
Remote control – While there are several kinds out there, I’m specifically talking about remotes for television use. Does anyone even know how to get up and use the manual panel to switch it off and on or change the channels?
Garage door opener – This is very convenient to have especially when the weather is bad outdoors. When it’s dark outside you want to get in the garage as soon as possible without having to get out to manually lift it up.
Back scratcher – My boss gave me one of these years ago and I still use it. It’s good when a person is not around and you just have to get that itch scratched before you go crazy.
Jar opener – Sometimes the lids on jars are on so tight that help is needed to make the task easier. Ours has been used so much that it has battle scars.
Alarm clocks – If you are a person who oversleeps this invention is a lifesaver for you. Whether it’s the old traditional kind or on your smartphone, these gadgets get you up on time if you don’t keep ignoring the alarm.
Peep holes in front door – It’s not very wise to open the door without first knowing who is on the other side. This adds an extra measure of protection if it’s a stranger or someone suspicious.
Flashlights or battery-operated candles – These are always good to have available when your electricity is off because of a power outage. With so many storms in recent weeks, these came in handy for many people.
Reading glasses – While I wear prescription lenses, many people can get by with reading glasses that can be purchased at drug or department stores. It makes reading a lot more enjoyable without the expense of real glasses.
Baby monitors – For parents of newborn children this device is a godsend. It allows you to hear what is going on in your child’s room so that you can have a bit of peace of mind.
Ice cream scoop – When I have an urge for ice cream I don’t want to spoon it out. A scoop will get the job done at a much faster speed.
Electric can opener – These are much faster than the hand-held type thus saving you time.
Modern conveniences make our lives a lot easier. It makes you wonder how we ever lived without them.