Homemaking is one of the best jobs in the world because the entire family draws nourishment from its environment. Of course, we all fall short of our own homemaking fantasies. There are days when the dishwasher sits full of dirty dishes, or you just can’t be bothered to tell the kids to clean up their toys for the millionth time. For a busy family and an active schedule, homemaking gets even harder to control. Luckily, technology can assist in keeping things at home both streamlined and warm and cozy. Here’s a look at some tech you might want to add to your routine.
Smart Refrigerators Keep Track of Food
The latest in refrigerator technology allows you to keep track of food rather than having to go through your kitchen once a week with a long notepad and try to remember what everyone uses. Your fridge will make sure you’re well informed of the last milk gallon, the last carton of eggs, and you can program it to tell you when you’re down to your last box of cocoa powder, which is handy for those of us who are a bit addicted to chocolate. Butter, sugar, meat, and produce can also be monitored, helping you know when food is on it’s way out and what leftovers are still good.
Automatic Homes Will Keep You Safe
If you want to give your family the royal (and safe) treatment, home automation packages with smart locks and virtual monitoring are definitely the way to go. Add a smart video doorbell, garage module, or even window sensors. Keeping everything monitored will cut down on home maintenance repairs and home automation packages can keep your home looking like people are at still in the house when you are gone. This is handy for a burglar-proof environment. Simply program whatever you want done into the system and you’re finished!
Family Plans Keep Children Monitored
While not everyone is happy with children having cell phones, you can certainly manage (and monitor) the phone plans which your child has, and you can insist they keep it on them for whenever you need to check up on them. Tracking systems, parental controls, and other options are available for your child’s cell phone, thus giving them some freedom without full license.
If your children are a big smaller, your monitoring systems might be different. Baby monitoring apps and sleep schedule apps can help you track nap times, and can even help you monitor kids in the backyard while you prepare meals.
Roombas Cut Out Major Foot Traffic Dirt
For any family with a pet or with more than two people, dirt from foot traffic can work its way into your carpet very quickly. Instead of spending hours every week on something which can get worse and worse, simply invest in an automatic vacuum for each floor of your house. Your children can still learn responsibility through laundry and loading the dishwasher, but your floors will remain squeaky clean, which is certainly one less thing to think about.
Smart homes and technological breakthroughs take the world of appliances to a whole new level of convenience. You and your family can maintain a very active lifestyle without having to give up your precious time on checking and rechecking basic household tasks.