Technology has changed the way many of us live our day-to-day lives, and given how advanced it is becoming, more and more of us are using gadgets to make things simpler and, at times, a bit more fun.
If you lead a busy home life and are looking for ways to make it less stressful, read on. Here are 7 gadgets that can make family life a whole lot easier.
Whether you go to work or spend your days looking after the kids, it can be hard to keep on top of the housework. A great way to reduce the amount of cleaning you have to do is to buy a robotic vacuum. One of the best bits about it is that you can switch it on, leave the house, and when you return, your floors will be clean!
Built-in sensors allow this nifty little gadget to memorize the areas it has already vacuumed and those that are still to be dealt with – so it can be a great time saver. They come in a range of price points, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding something to suit your needs and budget.
Since featuring on Shark Tank many years ago, Smart doorbells have become extremely popular across the globe. Depending on the features you want, you can either opt for an audio version or go for the all-singing, all-dancing version with video cameras and a two-way communication function.
Smart doorbells are extremely useful if you are out working all day and want to monitor activity and are also great for the elderly or those with mobility issues.
Medical alert systems
If you have elderly parents staying with you and cannot be at home all of the time, this functional piece of tech might be just what you need. Much like a personal alarm, these systems allow the user to call for help at the touch of a button whenever they need it – which should help to give you the peace of mind you need when you are out and about.
Search online for the best medical alert systems, and you should find something suitable for your needs and budget.
Wireless charging pad
If your charging cables regularly go missing (which can be commonplace in a house full of children) and you struggle to find one when you need it, a wireless charging pad might be right up your street. They come with a standard USB port, but instead of messing around with cables, you simply place your phone on the pad, and that’s it!
They are available for many models of both android and iOS phones, so finding a compatible one shouldn’t be an issue.
Given the rising price of fuel these days, a smart thermostat is a gadget that could benefit every family home. It allows you to change the temperature of your heating via your smartphone or tablet or by voice activation when used in conjunction with a virtual assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
It also has the facility to allow you to turn your heating on and off remotely. So, if you are on vacation and forget to switch your heating off, you don’t have to worry about coming home to massive fuel bills.
Baby Milk prepping
If you are a parent who uses baby formula, a prepping machine could make your life easier. Instead of waiting for the kettle to boil and then cool, you simply add water and formula to the prepping machine, and it will do all the rest for you.
Making bottles can be a chore, particularly when you are suffering from sleep deprivation, so if you are expecting a baby soon, this might be an ideal gadget for your wishlist!
Kids tracker watch
As our children get older, we have to give them a certain level of freedom, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep a virtual eye on their whereabouts. A kids tracker watch has a built-in GPS, so you can always get a rough idea of their location.
Functions vary depending on the type of watch, but many allow the user to text and call too, so it is worth considering if you have pre-teens or teenagers who are starting to venture out a little more without an adult.
As well as giving you some peace of mind, it gives them a bit of freedom and a sense of responsibility.