I’ve been a full-time working mom, stay-at-home mom and now work-from-home mom over the years. I am constantly looking for ways to make my job as primary cook, cleaner and housemaker as easy as possible and these are some of my tools and “can’t live without” gadgets.

Yes, I know some of prices seem high but what I’ve learned (usually the hard way) is that with cookware, you get what you pay for. I have never regretted spending a little more on these pieces! It will be worth the splurge or add it to your Christmas wish list.

My Ecovac has been one of my favorite purchases lately. There’s nothing like a clean floor and this little robot is my new best friend. I can do a quick run through the house and pick up shoes, dog toys, magazines, whatever is laying around on the floor and then start my friend and he will have my hardwood floors on our main floor so clean. Sometimes I run him at night…sometimes while I’m out running errands. And our dogs quickly adjusted to him moving around the house!

If you’re looking for something specific, let me know and I’ll let you know what I use! Email helen@helenirving.com. I’ll add links as think of things I use on a regular basis.

Products from Amazon.com