5 Things You Never Realised You Needed…

February 1, 2017

Let’s face it – we live in a world where we are constantly being sold something as a necessity for either our home, lifestyle or general wellbeing. A lot of it is just an excuse  to make a bit of cash off the back of something, but don’t be disillusioned by this; there are a lot of products on the market that you may be surprised to find you have been able to live without…

Cable Organiser

How many of your cables have knots in them, are tangled up with other cables or have started to fray (think phone chargers)? If this sounds all but too familiar, a cable tidy is the thing for you. Keep all of your wires separate but still within close enough proximity that you can use them at the same time if needs be.

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Patio Cover

Have you ever planned an afternoon/evening outdoors on your patio, and had to put up an umbrella because of the sun, or move because of the rain?  Patio covers do exactly as the name suggests – cover your patio – and shields you from the elements. It’s such a simple but brilliant idea that you’ll be wondering why you never parted with your money for one years ago…

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If you have an iPhone, you can more often than not use the Find My iPhone app to track it down again. Other things, such as your keys/wallet/handbag may not be so easy to find. But in comes Tile! A little square activated by bluetooth that you can track the location of on your phone. It bleeps when you come close to it and you can even do a reverse lookup to find your phone from it by simply pressing a button. Hours wasted searching for your most beloved items can become seconds with this innovation – how did we ever live without it?

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Slow Cooker

Yeah, these have been around for a good while now, but if you’ve never thought about getting one then you need to have a rethink. Imagine giving a chef some ingredients in the morning, coming back from a long day at work and having the food ready and cooked for you – that’s what it’s like when you have a slow cooker, just less expensive and with fewer strange people in your house. Chuck in all of the ingredients, program the heat setting and away you go. It’ll even still be hot by the time you get back! There are so many recipes to choose from that you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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Sticky Pads

If you are sick of things sliding about in your car, you need to get a pack of sticky pads ASAP. You now have the option of keeping everything that you need close-to-hand on your dashboard rather than on spare seats or tucked away into compartments. Even little notes or bits that would otherwise be lost in the realms of your vehicle can easily stick onto it and be found easily when needed.

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