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What Surprising Item Could You Now Not Live Without?

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You know those things you buy on the spur of the moment that never get used and end up in a dark corner of a cupboard? Well which one has surprised you by becoming indispensable?

Mine is a magnetised timer which clings to my fridge and I use it several times a day. I always forget things in the oven so now it is second nature to set this the moment something goes in, even for boiling eggs or anything that needs timing.

It was £3.99 from Amazon and definitely a 'best buy'.

Lynibis
20 days ago
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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap20 days ago

I have 2 magnetic pizza shaped pens on fridge now I always have pen to write shopping list

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
20 days ago

Sounds handy. I am always scrabbling around in handbag or sideboard draw or running upstairs to office where I have a pot of assorted pens.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen20 days ago

Same as you ☺️ eggs get made wonderfully when on timer ⏱️

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Mctash
Mctash19 days ago

Erm erm defo defo couldnt live without mayo lol I have it even on jacket tatoesno skin beans cheese mayo omg I fink that's gross but it's so nice lol

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davidstockport
davidstockport19 days ago

A thing I'd really miss is the Echo Dot, I bought myself as my Christmas present (well three of them actually). One in kitchen is useful for timing things and also functions (as others do) as a radio or music player. The one on my bed is probably the most useul, no need to struggle to find the time in the night, I just say (almost whisper) "Alexa time" and she tells me, then when I wake in morning I ask "Alexa who am I?" followed by "Alexa where am I?" she always tells me. That is usually followed by "Alexa temperature" she tells me the outside temperature and the weather if I ask, which allows me to work out whether it's worthwhile getting up.

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tumblespots
tumblespots19 days ago

Microwavable wheat bags. We have various sizes and use them all the time. They are very soothing.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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19 days ago

From your comment it would appear to be some sort of item that is warmed in the microwave, but what is it? I have never heard of wheat bags, what are they for? I am curious lol.

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tumblespots
tumblespots19 days ago

Lynibis Yes, they get warmed in the microwave. I have a spinal problem that affects both my neck and back so I love having the neck wheat bag (red) around my neck and shoulders but also use the other one. They are invaluable to me.

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neo1
neo118 days ago

I use Two of these too, and use them all the time when laid down which is alot, also have a heat pad that i lay against which plugs into the mains which is brilliant

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tumblespots
tumblespots18 days ago

neo1 Wow, I've never heard of one that you plug in - do you feel completely safe doing that?

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neo1
neo118 days ago

tumblespots Yeah it feels safe, i got mine for £12 but its no longer available but similar to this one https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8807236

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tumblespots
tumblespots18 days ago

neo1 I think I still prefer my red one as I can wrap it round my neck and shoulders but it's good to know that other alternatives are out there. 👍

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kfe202
kfe20218 days ago

The Kindle app on my phone. Always thought I didn't need this and only used it for the first time for novelty value. As it turns out, the accessibility features are amazing and you can get audios for many of the books. So it's now indispensable.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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18 days ago

I don't have the phone app but have a kindle for reading in bed as it is lightweight. But I also have it on my kindle fire 10". That is awkward and heavy but fine when I am sitting normally downstairs. I must admit I couldn't be without my kindle as reading is a bedtime ritual.

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rossruby1977
rossruby197718 days ago

My wife

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tumblespots
tumblespots18 days ago

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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18 days ago

Ah, that's nice, well said.

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kfe202
kfe20217 days ago

You're so sweet. What a lovely thing to say! So refreshing to hear someone appreciating their partner.

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rossruby1977
rossruby197716 days ago

kfe202 it was totally 100% a joke 🙂

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9018 days ago

My trolley token. I can't be arsed with all the hassle of obtaining a £1 coin every time I need to use a shopping trolley. I avoid touching cash anyway, unless absolute necessary.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
18 days ago

Hear, hear, I have found mine to be worth far more than a pound!

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rossruby1977
rossruby197716 days ago

Lynibis I’ve never understood that. It’s pretty cheat for £1

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