SAN­ITY SAVERS: ALL ABOUT YOUR SMART HOME

Pro­fes­sional or­ga­niz­ers share their tips on how to use tech­nol­ogy to stream­line daily du­ties and gain greater peace of mind.

Secrets of Getting Organized - - Contents - WRITER RE­NEE FREEMON MULVIHILL IL­LUS­TRA­TOR TRINA DALZIEL

Pro­fes­sional or­ga­niz­ers share tips on us­ing tech­nol­ogy to sim­plify life.

HOW CAN I USE SMART HOME TECH­NOL­OGY TO SIM­PLIFY MY LIFE?

HE­LENE SEGURA A smart home can help wake you up in the morn­ing, give you traf­fic and weather re­ports while you are get­ting dressed, and be your lit­tle per­sonal as­sis­tant dur­ing the day.

ELLEN DE­LAP Smart home tech­nol­ogy cre­ates au­to­ma­tion in your home so you don’t have to at­tend to things as fre­quently. It makes ev­ery­one’s life smoother be­cause we don’t have to think about, Did I do this? Did I turn off the lights? As a re­sult, you are be­ing proac­tive in terms of sav­ing money and sav­ing time in your day.

JAMIE STEELE The great thing about all of this smart home tech­nol­ogy is it’s giv­ing us less to re­mem­ber. We don’t have to store it all in our heads. We’re not try­ing to re­mem­ber to turn off the cof­feepot, turn off the lights, or lock the doors. You can do that au­to­mat­i­cally with a key phrase or word.

AN­DREW MELLEN For those of us who re­mem­ber the Jet­sons, those kinds of tech­nolo­gies are now avail­able. With au­to­ma­tion, we can save time and es­tab­lish sys­tems. Even if you are 2,000 miles away, you can tap into your home net­work and ad­just your ther­mo­stat re­motely. There are now ap­pli­ances that can start meals for you.

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