I was telling a friend recently that I don’t feel like I ever suffered from “pregnancy brain” during my three pregnancies, but I definitely have “mom brain.”
Between three little kids, a new house that needs a fair amount of updating, a small business, and all the regular household tasks like laundry, library books, grocery shopping, and dance classes, I feel like things are always falling between the cracks.
I’m always looking for things that make managing my life a little easier and less complicated, so I was delighted to hear about Lowe’s smart house system, Iris.
I admit that even if something is going to save me time in the long-run, I’m hesitant about investing the time to set it up and learn how to use it, but Iris made it so easy on me.
You start with the Iris Smart Hub and the Iris app, and you can control everything from there. You can pick from more than 60 Iris products so you can create a custom smart home that gives you exactly what you want, whether it’s:
- controlling the thermostat
- seeing when your children get home from school
- scheduling your coffee maker to turn on while you’re in the shower (is that cool or what?!)
You’re not paying for systems that you won’t use, but if things change down the road, you can easily add in more features, like a care pendant if an elderly family member moves in with you, or additional smart plugs if you decide you want the ability to control all your floor and table lamps from your phone (I can’t tell you how many times we’ve gotten into bed, turned off our light, and realized that we’ve left the basement lamp on and have to get out of bed and go turn it off).
Plus, Iris is so affordable and you don’t have to hire someone to come install it for you – you can do it all yourself in no time at all.
I love that I can turn off my kindergartener’s reading light from my bed after she’s fallen asleep in her Mercy Watson book or have the ceiling fans automatically turn on when the temperature rises in the afternoons.
It’s just one less thing that I have to think about or check on manually, and it’s those little extra things off my mind that make me feel significantly less frazzled and more on top of my life.
Check back next month and I’ll show which Iris products I picked for my home and how easy they are to install yourself.
*This post is sponsored by Lowe’s, all opinions are 100% my own.
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