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Your no.1 choice.

(125 Posts)
1987H2001M2002Inanny Tue 31-Jan-23 12:26:00

Whats your best thing since sliced bread?
I say knicker liners and also leggings which are so comfy.

Blossoming Tue 31-Jan-23 12:31:54

Heat pad

Hithere Tue 31-Jan-23 13:03:33

Tylenol and pain meds

Curlywhirly Tue 31-Jan-23 13:09:10

For me it's the automatic washing machine! When we were 1st married we were given our MIL's old single tub washer which had a mangle. Trying to get DH's thick rugby jerseys through the mangle was a nightmare. As soon as we could afford it we bought an automatic machine (which had only just become popular). What a relief!

dragonfly46 Tue 31-Jan-23 13:10:17

My robot mower, washing machine and dishwasher!

crazyH Tue 31-Jan-23 13:10:29


dragonfly46 Tue 31-Jan-23 13:11:47

I could add my hoover. When we were first married we didn't have any of these appliances. We couldn't even afford a fridge. In order to have heat or hot water when I got home from work I had to get the coal in and light the fire.

I appreciate all the gadgets I have which make my life easier.

NotAGran55 Tue 31-Jan-23 14:07:53

iPad and car.

Poppyred Tue 31-Jan-23 14:09:23

Contact lenses and iPad.

Casdon Tue 31-Jan-23 14:09:32

Anything cordless.. Lawnmower, hedge trimmer, vacuum cleaner, all brilliant.

Anniebach Tue 31-Jan-23 14:15:54


GagaJo Tue 31-Jan-23 14:28:26


I can work from home with students all over the world. Earn a good income and look after my grandson.

Ain't technology wonderful!

GagaJo Tue 31-Jan-23 14:38:09

Oh plus the internet of course!

Urmstongran Tue 31-Jan-23 14:41:35

Himself. No contest.

Jammeny Tue 31-Jan-23 14:46:56

Slow cooker, a present from my daughter. I've had it a few years now and have used it so much.

timetogo2016 Tue 31-Jan-23 14:49:04

Air fryer .

GrannyGravy13 Tue 31-Jan-23 14:50:29

You beat me to it Urmstongran definitely my husband first and family second.
Far more important than any material possessions.

Theexwife Tue 31-Jan-23 15:03:07

iPad and airfryer.

AGAA4 Tue 31-Jan-23 15:05:40

Microwave and freezer.

M0nica Tue 31-Jan-23 15:42:13

Central heating

Casdon Tue 31-Jan-23 15:42:48


You beat me to it Urmstongran definitely my husband first and family second.
Far more important than any material possessions.

That’s not what the post was about though, as surely we would all put our families first, rather than comparing them to sliced bread?

lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 31-Jan-23 15:51:04

A heated throw is pretty damn good, saves having the central heating on all evening.

An electric blanket is cosy at bedtime, and the washing machine.

Yammy Tue 31-Jan-23 16:00:17

Family, then an inside toilet and bath. Until I was 3 we had to cross the back lane to our toilet and use a potty at night and a tin bath. I can still remember the bliss of an inside toilet. Relations used to come and use our bath. In exchange we got soap and towels they bought cheap at the mines. My gran lived in the country and her toilet was up the garden and full of

Norah Tue 31-Jan-23 16:04:28

My husband.

NannyJan53 Tue 31-Jan-23 16:19:50

My hearing aids, and since last year I have ones that connect to Bluetooth on my phone. Game changer, as phone conversations go straight to my hearing aids!