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5 Annoying Household Tasks Amazon Echo Does For You

The Amazon Echo may be one of the coolest gadgets ever! It can do almost anything and it will make life easier in so many ways. You’ll be shocked at how much it can do and how much easier your life will be when you have Alexa, the Echo’s virtual assistant, to help you. From managing the household to providing cooking tips to posting to social media, Alexa is going to change the way you live. Here are five household tasks people hate to do that Alexa can handle for you:

Ordering Household Supplies

How many times have you gone to start the laundry and discovered you were out of laundry soap? Or that you’re out of your favorite body wash? Now you don’t need to go through the long process ordering online or making the trek to the store to pick up just a couple of items. Tell Alexa what you want to order and she will place the order on Amazon for you. If you live in a major city, you may even be able to get your items that same day. If not, they’ll show up in two days or less if you have Amazon Prime.

Ordering Dinner

Ordering takeout? Alexa will take care of it!


Don’t want the hassle of cooking dinner after a long day but don’t want to wait FOREVER for your takeout to arrive? Tell Alexa to order whatever food you want! Alexa will find a local restaurant with that kind of food and make the order for you. All you have to do is decide what you want to eat, relax until it arrives, and then eat. On a busy night when the kids have sports and lessons and you’ve worked all day, it is a fabulous luxury to be able to just tell Alexa to get a pizza.

Organizing The Household Schedule

Keeping track of everyone’s sports and lessons schedules, work schedules, appointments, and other household information can be a nightmare. But the days of huge white boards with color coded appointments that have to be constantly updated are over! Tell Alexa when the appointments, meetings, personal fitness sessions, and other important dates and times are, and let Alexa schedules everything! Alexa will create a master schedule and send it to your email and phone so that everyone in the household has a copy of the entire schedule. That can free up hours of your time each week and make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the household schedule.

Getting The News

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Get news from your favorite outlets with Echo!


Trying to get highlights of the news from TV in the morning is a pain. Who wants to sit through another round of chat with an overly exuberant talk show host while waiting for the headlines? No one! With Amazon Echo, you can get the news read to you while you’re eating breakfast or getting ready for work. Just tell Alexa to give you the day’s news, and she will read to you the stories from your favorite news outlets. She will read news from a variety of categories from fitness to technology!

Turn Appliances On And Off

You will need to purchase a smart plug for this one, but it’s well worth the cost. Smart plugs usually run about $30 each. Plug your appliances, curling iron, or anything else into a smart plug and Alexa can turn them on and off. So, if you don’t want your kids on their computers browsing social media, you can ask Alexa to turn off the computers.

With Alexa, your lives will be so much easier!

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