Post # 61
pinkprincess88 : the dog door!!!! No more wanting out, then in, then out, then in. THey can do all that on their own. Oh and the pooper scooper lol. I also really love my silverwareorganizer. We’ve always had one, but we splurged on a big fancy one and its like the best thing that has ever happened to my kitchen. Oh AND probably the most used item in the house, the slow cooker!!! If I don’t want to make dinner later I just dump a bunch of stuff in the crockpot and let it cook dinner for me. Love it!
Post # 62
This is going to make me sound so lazy, but Fiance installed a system where we can turn on/off each individual light in our house with one remote. That’s been amazing.
Post # 63
OK seriously this list was amazing! Currently on Google to figure out what an instant pot is?! (Sounds incredible!) So many of these things I have an forgot to put on my list but totally agree (crock pot for sure!). We just got our dish washer two years ago (the one we had when we moved in didn’t work) and it is so wonderful. We just got an immersion blender for our wedding and I’m still trying to figure out how to/what to use it for but it seems great!
Keep the list coming, ladies! These are all great ideas and I love seeing the differences! Also, clearly need to get myself a Roomba! For anyone with dogs, does it freak them out? I have two small dogs and would LOVE to not have so much hair everywhere but I can imagine them freaking out haha
Our Dyson is the cordless stick one that the stick detaches into a handheld vac. It’s got to be the best thing I’ve ever owned. I think I clean the floors 5x more now that I have it since it’s so easy!
Post # 64
pinkprincess88 : Three dogs and a roomba. They hate it and follow it around to bark at it. It has a scheduling feature so I have it vacuum at 2 am when we’re upstairs sleeping. I bring it upstairs and run it while we’re downstairs. It’s amazing how much hair it picks up every single day.
Post # 65
- Wedding: August 2017 - Rome
Enough storage to keep things tidied away! IKEA trip for bookshelves/drawers/TV stand etc as we didn’t have quite enough before and its changed everything!
DVD cases that hold 100 or so DVDs and throw out the DVD cases (we have 700+ DVDs….) That saved a lot of space.
A microwave rice cooker. Put the rice and water in – put it on for 12 minutes – perfect fluffy rice! One less thing to think about when cooking and only £15!
Post # 66
Vitamix – for our morning smoothies
Dyson – for our two Siberian Huskies who shed year-round (but I really really really want a Roomba)
Dutch Oven – fast & even cooking, great infusion of flavor, and very versatile (great for one-pot meals)
Post # 67
My Mother-In-Law has a pressure cooker. That thing is amazing! We have so many gadgets and no room to store them all but that might be one thing we need to get!
SithLady : smart idea! I expected it to be loud but I guess it can’t be that loud if it doesn’t wake you up!
Post # 68
pinkprincess88 : It would probably be too loud if it was actually in the room with you or bumping up against your bedroom door while you were trying to sleep, but I can’t hear it at all on a different floor. It sounds more like a remote controlled car than a normal vacuum to me.
Post # 69
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I know everyone is talking appliances… but…
American Home Shield insurance. Seriously. Every fall our heat is out, every summer our air is out and we’ve had a few plumbing issues. They come out for a $75 co-pay, then everything else is covered. When we bought our home it came with a 1 year subscription, and it’s so useful we just keep renewing it.
Post # 70
1. Dyson Cordless Absolute V8.
Now that I have one, I don’t know why I spent so much time dealing with the central vac/stair vac/regular old corded push-vac. Oddly enough given the input from this thread…I am one of those who did not fall in love with my Roomba (and gave it away to a family member). But a lot of this is because the layout of our house made it more of a PITA, and my biggest vaccuming pet peeve is stairs anyway of which we have too many. Maybe in a different place I will change my mind – I could see it being very useful if I only had 1-2 stories to deal with. The Dyson handles everything like a boss and is so nice and light.
2. An amazing mattress/bed (& pillow)
A good, comfortable sleep makes dealing with the rest of life easier. Does not matter what one I have as what is amazing for me won’t be for someone else (mattresses & pillows are very personal to how you sleep, your body type, and so on), but I always recommend putting some money into a great mattress that will help you have a sound, comfortable sleep.
Post # 71
nfran : totally agree on the sous vide. We use it every week and it’s amazing! We have 72 hour short ribs going right now. They’ll be ready for dinner tomorrow and I’m drooling just thinking about them.
eta: we have two dogs and neither of them are bothered by the roomba. Our basset mix actually will turn it on sometimes on his own. When it’s on, he just follows it around. Our other dog mostly ignores it, but if it gets close to her ball, she growls at it.
Post # 73
A roomba. We have long-haired cats (Persians) and they shed a lot. We run the roomba 1-2x daily to keep the fur under control. (We still have to pull out the Dyson animal a few times a week, but this keeps the floor relatively fur-free so we’re not embarassed if someone drops in unexpectedly.)