Every Home Should Have These

Private Property South Africa
Shaun Wewege

I’ve never been much of a gadget person. Maybe I’m a technophobe, maybe I don’t like spending cash on gimmicks. I’ve never felt the desire to own things I couldn’t see myself using often. But all that changed when I bought a home. I convinced myself that a cordless drill/screwdriver combo would be used every day. And that I would not be able to live without a digital spirit level. The electric griller would be perfect for those times when you want to braai but it’s raining outside or you have no charcoal for a fire. The items I’ve mentioned have been used once.

Two of those items are seldom used because I’m a rubbish handyman. The grill is never used because it takes too long to heat up and is packed away in a cupboard with a faulty lock. If I go get the grill I will be forced to use tools to fix the lock, something I have little desire to do.

My inabilities/laziness aside, I do know that one day, somewhere, somehow I will need to hang a picture and my impulse purchases will come in useful. One thing I know for sure is that the gadgets listed below are of use to neither man nor beast.

The foot tanner: Have you ever sat at home in front of the TV and thought, “My feet could use a tan?” Wonder no more! Bronze those bunions with this nifty gadget. It looks like a foot spa but tans your feet. Genius.


How the Springflex Exercise Machine never put major fitness franchises out of business is beyond me. Basically, while you watch movies on your PC you can attach spring-loaded arms to your desk and do an upper body workout. Because everyone knows that total body fitness is over-rated.

It’s important to unwind from the stresses of the workweek and there is no better place to do it than from the comfort of your own home. With entertainment systems being what they are, there is no reason for you to be bored at home. Enter the USB Pet Rock. Like workers who make you stand in long queues while they take a lunch-break, these Pet Rocks do nothing. What could be more fun?

Eggs should form part of any nutritious diet. They are packed with protein and are an important source of vitamin A. But they’re boring. Which is why you should make square eggs with this nifty egg cuber. Nutritious and fun. What more could you want?

You know how when you fall ill and desperately need to sneeze you are often overcome with atrophy and can’t stand up to fetch a tissue? Thanks to some wily inventors you can have access to tissues without ever having to move while your remote controlled tissue box takes the hassle out of sneezing.

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