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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
7 inventions that put a stop to domestic rows
“Did you turn off the immersion?”

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT you; can’t live with the sight of your gym shorts on the radiator.

It could be worse, ie, a time before the invention of these aggro-relieving devices:

1. The fliptop lid

Never again will a cap go missing on a tube of toothpaste. Never again will you get the blame for it going missing.

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2. The electric shower

Behold a world before hot showers at the tug of a ceiling cord: the ‘immersion’ switch on the hot water tank. God forbid you forgot to turn it off before leaving the house for a night out…

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3. The slow-closing hinge

You just can’t slam a door in anger these days. And that is a good thing.

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4. Two-sided electric blankets

One person is always too hot, the other is always a fridge. Problem solved.

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5. The electronic toilet lid

It lifts and closes at the touch of a button. The gender gap of 500 years disappears in one second.

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6. The universal remote control

Why is there always one remote missing? WHY? What did you do with it? This universal remote solved this divisive issue. Now you only have one remote to lose.

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7. The dishwasher

It no longer matters who hates washing up and who is allergic to teatowels.

Although who unloads the dishwasher might be another row in the brewing…

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Now that you have found domestic bliss, let IKEA help you make room for your life.

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