Thanksgiving is coming up and everyone is in a spiritual place, keeping a list of all the things we appreciate. For instance, I am grateful for the convenience of technology and how it makes everything much easier!
A long time ago, getting things done during the holidays used to be impossible. It was difficult for family and friends to get together due to conflicting schedules and priorities, it was hard to go away and not worry about your mail being stolen or messed with, and holiday shopping was the worse.
Now, however, technology found a solution for everything. There’s almost nothing you can’t do by your phone in the comfort of your home. Let’s check out the holiday tech. gadgets musts to get us through the holidays.
1. Get your Virtual Mailbox:
The holiday season usually means mail nightmare. With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas tailing after, USPS get into messy mail frenzy. Packages go missing and if they do arrive, something is almost always wrong and mail is never delivered on time. An easier and guaranteed way to handle your mail during the holidays is by signing up for a digital mailbox.
You choose an address, nationwide and have all your mail and packages sent to it, you can just control it online. So as you’re busy running errands or holiday shopping, you can sort your mail while stuck in traffic or a few minutes before bedtime.
And if you’re expecting an important package but will be away for Thanksgiving? That’s no problem! With a virtual mail service, you can have it forwarded to any address you like, domestically or internationally. And if you want your mail provider to hold it for you until you get home, that’s also possible.
This definitely beats paying extra to have USPS hold your package or sending a forwarding request and risk your packages getting lost or being sent to the wrong address, Check here what you can do when that happens! and download the UPS Mobile app to keep track of your packages and set delivery options.
You’ll be up-to-date with all letters and packages just by logging into your online mailbox, through your phone. You can quickly send out handling requests (any day, anytime) for your mail like scanning, shredding & recycling, forwarding, or archiving.
Go to PostScan Mail now to claim your 30 days free storage space and enjoy mail simplicity like never before!
2. Easier Communication Tool:
Thanksgiving is the greatest time of the year for families to get together (well, that and Christmas of course) but it’s never as easy as we’d like it to be. Even though face to face interaction is definitely preferred for smoother communication, that doesn’t mean those who couldn’t make the party can’t join the fun, right?
Whether it’s your distant cousins that are abroad or your grandparents who couldn’t make it this year, this shouldn’t stop the family from getting together. This is where technology comes in. Applications like Skype, Viber, Whatsapp, Google Hangouts, and many others allow you to easily reach family all over the world without a pricey phone bill at the end of the month. You can video chat for a deeper connection and it’ll be just like they were there. Social media has also done wonders with keeping people connected all year long. This way when you’re all gathered around the turkey, you’ll be up-to-date with each other’s lives and have plenty to talk about!
Another benefit of social media is how easy it is to share on it. Instead of sending holiday cards or the annual family photo to those who couldn’t make it, you can just create an album on Facebook or share photos to Google Drive. This way the whole family can share, like, or comment on the photos and be part of the holiday memories.
Social media is a great way to stay connected with all your family and friends, especially during the holidays.
3. Quick planning & organizing:
Another thing about the holidays that stresses us out is that there’s always so much to do and so little time! Today, there is an application for anything. These apps will make your holiday easier by helping you plan and organize your shopping, daily tasks, and holiday festive.
You can use orderly to organize all your tasks and prioritize your to-do list, especially with how busy you’d be during the holidays. And to make the holiday shopping easier and make sure you’re up-to-date with all the latest offers and sales, you can use snip snap to convert all printed offers and coupons digital and use them, it’ll even remind you before your coupons expire!
You can download the Amazon app for convenient online shopping; we all know it’s the best on Black Friday with endless offers and then there’s Shopular for coupons, promo codes, and the latest sales.
As for planning your Thanksgiving dinner, check out List Ease to set up a grocery list for all your favorite recipes and even share it with your family.
We all love the holidays but don’t like the pressure and work that comes with it. With the help of technology, you can use these smart applications to make your holidays easier and more enjoyable!