There’s an interesting anecdotal story about an elderly lady who was asked by a TV crew what she thought was the greatest invention of the 20th century, and she replied that it was the mop. This stunned the TV crew, who pressed her for more. The reason for her answer, she said, was that before mops were invented, women had to get down on their hands and knees to clean floors, leading to premature pain in their joints.
The mop may be a simple household invention, but it sure changed the way people did housework. In conjunction with Mother Day this year, why not help your mum by lightening her housework burden with these innovative gadgets:
1. The Foldable Cutting Board
Getting chopped food from the board to the pot can be a messy affair that sometimes results in things falling off the board and onto the ground. With folding chopping boards, you only need one hand to transfer everything into the pot or pan, and can save on your washing too, as you won’t need an extra bowl, plate or container to transfer food anymore.
2. The Ecovacs Winbot
Cleaning windows can be a real chore and one that requires a lot of effort, and can sometimes be dangerous too, as it requires you to climb up or reach out to difficult places. All these issues are solved when you use an automated window cleaner, which does all the work for you.
3. The Dish Rack That Drains Into the Sink
Older designs of the dish rack either had a tray to catch dripping water or none at all. As a result, you get pools of water puddling beneath your dishes, which often become icky. This new type of dish rack has a spout that channels all the water into the sink, leaving the rack and your dishes dry and clean.
4. The Zyliss Easican Opener
Save your mum the risk of injuring herself while using a can opener with this little device that takes away all need for hassle and being careful, while saving her the effort. Just cleanly opened cans of food every time.
5. The Broom Groomer
If you’ve ever had to sweep up clumps of dust from the ground, you’d know how difficult it was to get them off your broom and onto the dust pan for disposal. For this reason, the broom groomer was invented. It’s basically a dust pan with grooves so that you can clean your broom after every sweep.
6. GetTen One-Step Corn Kerneler
No more using knives to remove corn kernels from their cob, just run the corn cobs through one of these only once, and you’ll get all the corn you want in a special catchment container space on the device itself, giving you clean and delicious corn that you can use in salads, stir-fries and other dishes.
7. The ChefN Garlic Zoom Chopper
Garlic is probably one of the most common condiments for seasoning, but chopping a whole lot of garlic by hand is a chore. Here’s a handy gadget that works just like a toy car, and you can use it to mince a small amount of just about anything.
8. The Zera™ Food Recycler
Rather than throwing leftover bits of food away, why not help your mum turn it into compost, which can be used to fertilize plants? The Zera Food Recycler does that in a quick and hygienic manner, and your mum will have some free fertilizers for her garden.
Science and technology are crucial to the improvement of our domestic lives, and it’s always nice to be on the lookout for new-fangled innovations that can help your mom spend less time on her feet and more time doing the things she loves. Alternatively, you can give your mom the day off ( or even the entire year off) by requesting some home cleaning services from our service providers, who are sure to put a smile on your mom’s face this mother’s day.
If any of your mom’s home appliances aren’t working like they should, you can also find plenty of home appliance repair services readily available on our site.
written by Michelle Chee