When so much of the emphasis at the moment is on health and general wellbeing, it makes sense to prioritise the things that can make life easier around the home and garden.
Daily Living Aids are a great idea and the range of products is immense and growing year on year.
In case you don’t know what daily living aids are, they are a range of products that help people to manage and do ordinary things, usually in the kitchen, home or garden.
Daily living aids are great in that they take the strain out of many ordinary daily tasks and therefore can save on time, effort and be a big contributor to reducing the risk of injury and accidents in the home, where many occur.
If you thought that daily living aids were expensive, in actual fact, there are many of the most useful aids that start from under five pounds and so they offer great value for the difference they can make in making life’s tasks in the home and garden easier and less stressful.
Daily living aids also fall into categories of food preparation tools, so these special tools can help with so many tasks in the kitchen, so enabling the preparation of healthier food choices as it’s now easier to prepare the foods, in terms of chopping, slicing and dicing than ever before, with the right aids in place.
The Swedish Fix It Food Preparation Board makes all of the many food prep tasks simpler, so it’s easier to select and use healthier ingredients, instead of grabbing the nearest unhealthy ready-meal, or dialling for a takeaway.
The board comes with four non-slip rubber feet. these prevent it from moving. Suction pads are also provided for use on wet surfaces.
Another very useful product, in the kitchen, or anywhere in the home, is the popular Folding 2-Step Stool this stool helps with reaching for higher areas in the home, or even outdoors or in the garage, both easier and safer.
The 2-Step Stool has been designed to reduce the effort needed when stepping into a car, bath or doorway. For highest levels of safety, the 2-Step Stool has non-slip grips and both steps have a large platform.
This help to maximise user stability. It has a patented design, with an integral carry handle.
It makes this versatile Step Stool highly portable whilst its compact folded size makes it exceptionally easy to store.
The Lightweight Handy Reacher, is a very useful tool that allows the user to grip and lift light objects that would otherwise be difficult to reach.
Being lightweight and compact the reacher allows for objects to safely be grabbed or moved, both easily and safely.
The Reacher has a single moving jaw that can be operated with ease by a trigger action from the handle. The head comes complete with a handy magnet, perfect for picking up small metal objects e.g. pins, and it also has a hook to aid in dressing.
The Reading Sheet Magnifier is a very lightweight reading aid and features a ‘soft-touch’ frame to allow for easy positioning and comfort.
Extremely easy to use, you simply place the Reading Sheet Magnifier over the small text you’re trying to read e.g. small print or maps and the 2x magnification will allow you to read the text without having to move your hand along the text.
When not being used, the magnifier is compact enough so you can easily store away, keeping it handy for next time you need it. A great little aid that the whole family will use to magnify things they need to be able to read.
The above are just a few ideas from our large range of daily living aids, if you’d like to take a look at hundreds more, then take a look at our daily living aids section on our website for loads of ideas and innovative inventions.
Phil Ashforth is a staff writer for Mobility Smart, an online retailer of health,
wellbeing and mobility equipment to help you recover from injury,
recuperation and protection of joints and muscles when exercising or just
helping you in normal daily life, you’ll find their website here