High-Tech Gadgets and Tools to Help Seniors With Housework
It may not be the flying cars that vintage cartoons promised us, but technology has certainly made life easier. There are many tools and gadgets now to help everyone at any age cut some of the hassle and hard work from their routine.
Today, we’re going to look at some popular options available to help make your house shine without putting in too much elbow grease.
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Smartphone and/or Tablet
Many of the devices on this list require you to have a smartphone or tablet. If you have not yet made the switch, it might be worth investing in a smart device if you are considering any of the following products.
The original robotic vacuum is now cost-friendly and easy to use, with many brands offering direct programmability from your smartphone.
You can program it to run at specific times and vacuum a specific route with floor mapping tools.
Some brands also offer a remote that allows you to control the robot without the need for a smartphone or tablet.
And with plenty of options on the market, there’s an option that will fit any budget.
Much like their vacuuming counterparts, these little mops are affordable and user-friendly.
All you have to do is simple maintenance and your floors will be sparkling. Another great thing about a robotic mop is that you can set it to go at night, so you won’t be walking around while the floors are drying.
Easy cleaning options and lowered slip risks help make this little robot a useful household addition.
Window Cleaning Robots
Nothing makes a day of house cleaning feel complete quite like shiny clean windows.
Robotic window cleaners attach to the window and do all the hard work for you. Controlled remotely via your phone, these little gadgets are especially useful for hard-to-reach windows that might cause a fall risk when cleaning them by hand.
Did you know that cell phones have 10 times more germs on them than toilet seats? Well, they do. Here’s what you can do about it: buy a phone sanitizer.
They sort of look like little tanning booths for your phone. You put it in, turn it on, keep it in for the directed amount of time and you’re good to go. Now you can go back to texting loved ones with peace of mind.
You might not think of these as housework aids, but anyone with dogs can tell you that checking the door gets old.
Video doorbells provide peace of mind and help you know if you have a package, a guest or a raccoon problem. They come in lots of varieties and are affordable home aids that everyone should have.
Many companies — like Amazon and Google — offer smart speakers that will play music on command and perform a variety of tasks.
One of those tasks is a handy reminder tool to help keep track of everything from needed groceries to what your grandkids want for their birthday. And with models starting under $30, it’s a small investment that can help around the house and give you a great chore playlist.
Robot Lawn Mower
Mowing the lawn can be exhausting! That’s why a robot lawn mower might be a good investment for you. Robot lawn mowers work in similar fashion to the robotic vacuum cleaners and require no pushing or throwing your back out getting the old thing to start.
Robotic Gutter Cleaner
Gutters are gross and cleaning them requires a lot of hard work, often done on a ladder. This gadget might not come with all the bells and whistles some of the other products on this list might, but it gets the job done and keeps gutters in good repair.
Love grilling and hate cleaning? The Grillbot might be your new best friend. This little robot helps clean your grill and make sure you’re ready for the next party. Scrubbing a grill requires a lot of elbow work that some seniors might find difficult. The Grillbot can allow grill masters to continue cooking without having to struggle with the cleanup.
Robotic Pool Cleaner
Pool maintenance can be time-consuming and difficult for those with mobility concerns. That’s where a robotic pool cleaner might help. It scrubs away grime with ease, allowing you to use your energy to exercise.
It has never been easier to be a mobile senior. With many high-tech housework assistants available at affordable prices, there’s something for everyone. Having gadgets assist you ensures you keep your house cleaner, longer.
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