Welcome back to the Capital City Real Estate Group! I’m Marc Iafrate, Broker-in-Charge of the Capital City Real Estate Group here in Raleigh. Today we are going to discuss Raleigh Home Gizmos You Never Thought You Needed
Home Gizmos and Gadgets You Never knew You Needed
As a homeowner, thinking outside the box can lead you to discover unusual, but effective gadgets that solve your problems – even the problems you never even knew you had! So keep an open mind as you consider a few more humane, sustainable, and energy-efficient ways to solve those pesky problems.
It’s Humane!: Solar-Powered Mole Repellent
If you ever have a problem with rodents like moles, voles or shrews intruding on your lawn, look no further. This humane repellent doesn’t hurt anyone (people or animals), it simply emits a high-pitched sound at regular intervals to disrupt the animals’ sleeping patterns. It discourages them from moving in by making your lawn inhospitable – but without using traps or poison. The sound is too high for humans to hear it, and only travels underground so dogs aren’t disturbed, either.
It’s Tasty!: Outdoor Wine Glass Holders
They seem simple, but sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest to recognize. Like outdoor wine or champagne glass holders – removing the need to balance a full glass on uneven ground. Next time you’re on a picnic, take along these portable items, stick them in the grass (or the sand, if you’re at a beach) and hang your stemmed glass on the hook.
It’s Easy!: One Touch Jar Opener
Who hasn’t struggled with a jar opener for the pasta sauce while the noodles are boiling over? For any cook that doesn’t have a sous-chef handy, don’t worry – there’s now a one-touch jar opener for just that occasion. Conveniently sized and battery-operated, these handy openers adjust to any jar size and have padded edges to protect the jars so you can reuse them.
It’s Handy!: iPad Fridge Mount
Increasingly, people these days are cooking with recipes from the Internet. With an iPad Fridge Mount, you don’t need to copy out the recipes, print them or worry about your device getting splashed or hit with dinner. The mount is easy to install – no tools needed – and easy to remove, so the iPad is as portable as ever. The mount can also be used on walls or cabinet doors.
It’s Smart!: Automated Watering Controller
Unlike the other items on this list, which range from $10 to $30, a Smart Watering Controller can cost around $400. But it saves money, and conserves water. By monitoring the weather, the Smart Watering Controller can adjust its lawn/garden watering schedule for wetter or dryer days and you control it through your smartphone-talk about convenient. No new wiring, sprinklers or valves are needed – it works with most existing sprinkler systems.
If you need more info or want suggestions on neat home gadgets like these, please contact one of our Capital City Real Estate Group brokers. We have many suggestions to help you make your home work for you!
And remember, you can always rely on your Capital City Real Estate Group Broker for helpful tips and referrals for trusted professionals whenever you need them.
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Marc Iafrate, MBA
Capital City Real Estate Group
(919) 390-7810 Office
8319 Six Forks Road, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27615