I don't know about you — but I will admit that I have definitely pre-judged things before actually trying them.
So when Redditor u/DaveBeYou asked the question, "What’s the biggest 'don’t knock it til you try it'?" — I knew I had to scroll through the many responses in the thread to make myself feel better. Here is what some people had to say:
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and clarity
1. "Blackout curtains. Getting a properly dark room to sleep in is a game changer. You don’t need to spend stupid money on them either — if you have blinds already you can get a regular curtain rod and rail and double up."
2. "Colored (smart) lights. I assumed they were stupid novelties. The kind of thing I would expect to see in a college dorm or something, but not anything I would want. I can't believe how much I love colored lights. I work from home in a small office. I have an LED strip behind the monitors, one for the keyboard to light up, and two light bulbs above me. And it's amazing. I have less eye fatigue and fewer headaches but more than that, I just really like being able to change it."
"Green is my favorite. Feels ridiculous to say, but I swear, I see better with green light. I really do get entirely different vibes from the colors. I'm not saying it's not all in my head, and they are fairly inexpensive but they last forever. They also let you do silly stuff like have the lights turn on two minutes before you show up, or make a button that your kid can hit that makes the lights flash so I can go up and help with his breakfast. I also bought more of the same lights and put them outside my house too. It's also super easy for holiday decorations.
For Halloween I turn them orange, for Christmas, they twinkle red and white. Even ignoring the color, I hate having different 'temperature' bulbs. Some of the lights in my living room were more yellow and others bluer. With smart bulbs, I can make them all match and every bulb is dimmable. When I do bedtime stories with the kids, the bulb dims slowly over 20 minutes. Is that needed? Absolutely not. But do I like it? I do."