26 Incredibly Useful Products For Anyone Who Can't Afford An Assistant
These'll tide you over 'til you can pay to have an extra set of hands.
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2. A grabber tool with a rotating grip to give you the *safe* height you need when a tall person isn't handy to grab that stuff off the top shelf.
4. Or maybe an interactive treat dispenser to reward very good puppers, even when you're miles away! P.S. The camera (that lets you see) and the speaker (you both can hear) will make you feel like you're happily together.
6. A nine-pack of remote-controlled flameless candles for ~setting the mood~ with the push of a button.
7. A fingernail-polish remover you'll only have to dip your fingers into to remove your mangled mani. Even glitter polish!
9. And de-icing cables to do even MORE work for you when it comes to keeping the roof free of damaging snow that can turn into nightmarish ice dams.
10. A minimalist headphone stand that'll take those noise-cancelling headphones off your ears and hands when you deign to answer an IRL question.
11. A bluetooth-enabled sous vide cooker for bringing a restaurant-quality meal to your table without your having to mind the pot.
12. A flexible task light to hang in there when you're decrypting the fuse box, popping the hood of your car, or doing any other task that needs a bright spot of light.
13. An Echo Dot — basically the next best thing to having a walking, talking human outsource essential but time-consuming tasks like placing a pizza order, queuing up a Spotify playlist, or calling an Uber, among other things.
14. An Instant Pot for making eating at home on a budget a total snap with its ability to tackle nearly any recipe.
15. A no-frills weighted tape dispenser you can use with one hand while your other hand holds wrapping paper taut.
16. A motion-sensor trash can so you won't have to actually touch any part of the can like someone who does their own chores.
17. A weighted drink holder that'll grip onto your bev while you're doing very important things, like watching a pupper YouTube video while petting your v good doggo.
18. A bedding set that snaps together so you can make your bed in one fell swoop. Even people with *actual* assistants do that. Sometimes.
19. A Wi-Fi doorbell to feel like you have a butler at the door receiving visitors, even if you're just sitting in sweatpants on the couch.
20. A tablet holder that'll free up your hands for important stuff in bed, like eating nachos while you watch The Tudors for the 50th time.
25. An umbrella hat for keeping dry while you do the things that still make you feel like a normal human who doesn't have staff, like walking your pack of dogs.
26. A pair of mopping slippers so when you actually have to get up and do something, you'll leave behind a clean wake.
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