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4 Tech Devices Single Parents Need

As single parents know quite well, they wear a huge number of hats. You are both mom and dad to your kids, as well as typically the sole breadwinner, chauffeur, household organizer, mediator and many other things.

In other words, you are Busy. With a capital B.

4 Tech Devices Single Parents Need

Fortunately, advancements in technology have led to a proliferation of some pretty nifty gadgets, many of which can find a place in your busy household and can help you feel like you are on top of things.
Here are modern home tech devices that can be helpful to busy single working moms and dads.

Smart Home Devices

Most single parents are usually on the lookout for ways to save money. One great way to do this is by installing smart home technology that will do things like automatically lower the heat during certain times of the day and night, and/or program your lights to go off when no one is home. There are also smart A/C units available that can keep tabs on changes in the weather and will adjust the A/C accordingly — this way you are not paying to cool your home to 78 degrees when it is pouring rain and chilly outside.

A Home Hub

A home hub device like Amazon Echo or Alexa can be a single parent’s best friend. As CNET.com notes, they can be linked to your smart home products, which means after you have worked a long day and just want to relax on the couch, you can ask Alexa to turn the lights off and even switch on your television without having to lift a finger. These home hub devices can also raise your garage door through the sound of your voice. Imagine holding several bags of groceries and needing to get into your home, smart garage door openers like Garageio work with Alexa and will raise the door at your request.

An Advanced Home Security System

While you trust your kids to not get into too much mischief, you really wish you could keep an eye on them and the house while you are away. Here’s some great news: thanks to innovative home security camera systems with an integrated app, you can check in on your home and kids while you are at work or running errands. To make things really easy on yourself, opt for a wire-free or wireless option, as they are not difficult for a busy single parent to install in what little spare time you have.

A Robotic Floor Cleaner

You want to have a clean home, you really do, but by the time you have worked a full day, done all of your parenting duties, fed the dog and gotten everyone into bed, the last thing you want to do is bust out a mop and clean up those apple juice spills on the kitchen floor. Thanks to the iRobot Braava jet 240 Robot Mop, you won’t have to lift a finger while still enjoying uber-clean floors. This really cool gadget can clean a 200-square-foot room in one session, and will mop and sweep finished hard floors including tile, stone and hardwood.

Take Care Of Yourself With Tech

You work really hard as a single parent, and you deserve to be taken care of, too. Thanks to state-of-the-art tech, you can use the aforementioned devices to help handle some household tasks, save you money and help keep everyone feeling safe.

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