Marriage is stressful. It doesn’t take long to learn. If you’re married and say it isn’t stressful, then you’re probably lying because your spouse is there. Living with another person and balancing all your job duties, errands, and schedules can make you want to pull your hair out.
Thankfully, there are some tech gadgets and techniques we love using which make life just a tad easier. We want to share them and hopefully, they can take a bit of the stress off of the tough areas of your marriage.
Crock-Pot (with timer and Automatic Warm Setting)
This is hands-down one of our favorite things we own. We use our crock-pot for EVERYTHING. If there is a meal you like, you can pretty much cook it in a slow cooker. Why do we love ours so much?
We get the whole meal ready the night before, or even several days before, we put it in freezer bags, put it in the freezer/fridge. In the morning when we are ready to make the meal, we wake up, toss it in the crock-pot, set the timer, and then head off to work.
The crock-pot automatically switches to “warm” when time is up. You come home, open the door, and can smell the freshly cooked dinner.
Okay, before you start saying “all those shiny new gadgets listen to everything you say” – here us out. IT CAN DO EVERYTHING. We don’t care if it’s listening and recording everything (we don’t actually think that). We are boring and it makes our life so much easier.
Alexa can do a lot of fun things, like play games, listen to podcasts, and play music, but she can also be SUPER helpful. Mostly, we use her to make a shopping list. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve said, “oh, we need to get _________ from the store”..... And then we forget. Instead of forgetting to write it down, all you had to do is say, “Alexa, put blank on my shopping list”, then when you’re at the store, you pull up your app with your handy dandy list.
That’s it. You’ll never forget anything again.
This is our newest tech toy!
We are all about saving money. Making small changes can save you a lot of money. In fact, it’s how we got out of debt.
Cooling/heating your home can be a huge cost. Normally, Katie is great about turning up the thermostat before we leave for work. Every once in a while she will forget, which is what makes our smart thermostat so perfect.
You don’t have to remember to turn up the thermostat when you leave in the Summer or down in the Winer. All you have to do is program it once, and it’s done, so that means when you get home it will have already adjusted itself to your predetermined temperature. Your home can be cool or warm when you walk in the door. You can be comfortable, and you can save money! What could be better?