35 Things That People With Limited Mobility Swear By
From rubber shoelaces that transform lace-ups into slip-ons to a kitchen stand that tilts bowls and pots for pouring, these products may just be under the definition of "game-changer" in the dictionary.
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1. A bidet attachment for your toilet to make a world of difference in assisting you with "going" — especially if you have back issues or are recovering from surgery. Plus it can help curb your TP usage!
2. A weighted blanket that might be the missing step in your bedtime routine to help you sleep more soundly and reduce morning inflammation and pain.
4. A mini colander that'll fit over a tuna can and come in handy if limited dexterity has been affecting your go-to lunch recipe.
5. A cordless can opener to *safely* take that can of food's top off with very minimal effort on your part. Did I mention it leaves the top with curved edges to help avoid cuts? Well now you know.
6. An ergonomic trigger grip that rotates 360 degrees and has a magnet on the end to help you "go go gadget" when you need to reach something.
8. Or a trio of multi-purpose lid openers for jars or bottles. (I own these and they help A LOT without taking up much storage room.)
9. An electric potato peeler to help you get from spud to fry without feeling like you're being punished with hand peeling.
10. Kitchen tongs that can do so much more than mix pasta or flip something in a frying pan. They also can help serve as a grabby extension of your own hand.
11. A rollator (a walker with a seat and brakes) to help keep you on balance *and* give you a place to rest without having to look for a spot.
13. And a detachable shower head to make the water flow come to *you* and hit all the right spots. (You can install this one without tools and it has lots of fans in the reviews who sit down to shower.)
15. A remote-control adjustable bed for anyone who gets way comfier when they aren't horizontal. This bed will bend to your whims and comfort levels!
16. A sock tool to help you get dressed without bending over to pull on your trusty pair of tube socks.
17. A book holder that'll keep your current read in place without gripping or straining your neck. This wheeled beauty will move with you around the house.
18. Ring splints made to help with arthritis, mallet finger, swan neck and Boutonniere injuries, trigger finger or thumb, hyper-flexible and crooked fingers, and so much more. But one reader finds them super helpful for dislocations.
19. An ULU rocker knife that'll be a welcome mealtime addition if you're working with the use of one hand. Also it just looks really cool, even though that's not the main reason to buy it.
20. An over-the-tub grab bar to lend a helping hand while you're hanging solo in the bathroom. The clamp design makes it easy to move. And when you're not using it, your shower curtain can cover it!
21. A patella stabilizing strap for your knee in case you could use a little more support and relief there.
22. Crocs as a cushiony but supportive footwear choice you can easily slip on to get where you need to go.
23. A pair of hiking sticks to help you explore your fave place (the outdoors, naturally) with a bit more reassurance. This set is lightweight and has soft cork grips.
24. A garment steamer that'll de-wrinkle clothing for a lot less work than an iron, even if dexterity isn't an issue for you. (IMO everyone should use one, I don't even own an iron.)
25. A pot tipper (a reader's dad invented!) to help tip over a pot or bowl for you, pouring the contents in your baking dish perfectly. Plus it folds when not in use for easy storage. *Chef's kiss*
26. No-tie rubber shoelaces that'll look like the real deal! They're really just strips with flared ends to keep 'em in place in your shoelace holes. That means you can slip into your shoes instead of tying laces.
27. An Echo Show for easily chatting up friend and family members without moving from your go-to spot.
28. A PopSocket (a collapsible grip/stand) you can adhere to your phone case so you'll more easily grip your fave device without bending or straining your fingers.
29. A big thermos to help you get your H2O (or other bevs) without making constant trips to the kitchen.
30. An electric kettle so you can make yourself a cuppa from any room in the house. Plus this model's cord is on the base instead of the kettle, so it'll make for easier pouring.
32. A button tool (that also works zippers!) to grab on your behalf while getting dressed. Even if going to work just requires looking nice from the waist up on video calls.
34. A walking cane to help prevent trips and falls while you're on the go. This one has a versatile grip, loop that goes around your wrist, adjustable height, and sturdy base. Plus, it folds up for easy storage!
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