Things That Make Life Easier
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
March 4, 2013
Filed Under Housekeeping
Contributed by Info Guru Danielle Merritt
Anyone with a full time occupation knows how hectic life can be.
The last thing anyone wants to do is stress about the little things. From gardening to home maintenance items, here are some things that make life easier.
10. Automatic Can Opener
If you’re one of the many people that rely on canned foods multiple times a week due to your overwhelming schedule, invest in an automatic can opener. It will save stress on your hands and time on the clock. Toss your old rusted manual can opener and buy an automatic one in your favorite color.
9. Callus Remover
Sometimes going to the salon to get a pedicure is just too much of a commute or too much of a wait. When you’re pressed for time, use a callus remover on your feet any time of the day. This is also perfect if you squirm with laughter every time someone else touches your feet.
8. Dry Shampoo
Perhaps the best invention since liquid shampoo, dry shampoo is perfect for days you just don’t have enough time to wash your hair. Dry shampoo also won’t over dry your hair like liquid shampoo does with daily use. Spray it about ten inches away from your hair, paying special attention to your roots (this is where hair is greasiest). With just one good spray, you’ll be able to feign clean, freshly styled hair for a couple of days longer.
7. Portable Hose
Everyone knows that the worst part of washing the car or watering the lawn is taking out and putting away the hose. A portable hose will make these tasks hassle-free by shrinking and becoming feather-light as soon as the water is turned off. It fits practically anywhere, taking up virtually no room.
6. Dry Cleaning Bag
Sending clothes that need special care to the dry cleaner can be costly and inconvenient. Thankfully, you can purchase a dry cleaning bag at almost any supermarket. Most dry cleaning bags can mix different colors of clothes and carry up to four articles of clothing at a time. Making life easier is all about multitasking, and during the half hour you’re cooking dinner you can have beautifully clean clothes.
No matter what kind of shoes you’re wearing, a full day on your feet can be extremely unbearable. In order to make nine to five more pleasant, opt for corrective insoles. They come in almost every size and in endless varieties, from anti-bacterial to arch support.
Sure, magnets are great for hanging important memos on the fridge, but they’re also helpful in many other ways. Strong magnets can also hang up other things in the kitchen and allow for more counter space. Get rid of that bulky knife block and hang your knives on a magnet. Also, keep a small magnet in your pocket when you run errands. That way, you won’t be stuck outside your car for ten minutes digging in your purse for your keys.
3. Hand Sanitizer
Not getting sick often will definitely make life easier. One of the best things you can do to prevent the flu is sanitize your hands while on the go. Many people don’t realize how much they expose themselves to germs. Everything from door handles to soda machines to popcorn bags at the movies can all potentially be touched by a sick person, increasing your chances of getting sick. Don’t put a damper in your productive week – keep your hands clean!
2. Emergency Phone Charger
An emergency phone charger is a life saver for anyone traveling. After all, nothing is more unsettling than being in an unfamiliar place with a dead phone. Car phone chargers are also great, but you’d be surprised at how quickly the routine tourist act of snapping photos can eat up the battery on your phone while you’re out and about. Never travel without this charger!
1. Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
At the end of a hectic work week, nothing is more dreaded than cleaning the toilet bowl. Behold the automatic toilet bowl cleaner. On top of eliminating those ugly rings in the toilet, it also sanitizes, which means you’ll never have to get on your knees and scrub the toilet bowl ever again!