A lost remote control can put a damper on an evening at home. You can spend hours searching under the couch, in the cushions and around your home trying to find it. Eventually, you give up only to find your child casually tossed it in their toy box the next day. But what if there was a way you could find remote control no matter where it was? That is possible with an innovative app.
There’s an App For That
That’s possible with options like the Tag system. With it, you can attach a microchip to the remote and install an app on your phone. When you have a lost remote control, you only need to click the button to locate it. The app will search and find the associated chip. It’ll only take a few seconds to locate the device and you can enjoy your air conditioner again.
This is a powerful tool that definitely will help you when you are searching for your remote. As an added bonus, you can associate the tags with other objects. Attach one to your purse, wallet and even keys so that you never lose an object again. Then you’re left with some peace of mind.
Create a Storage Point
Modern technology of course isn’t the only solution. Another way to avoid a lost remote control is to create a storage spot for the device. This can be a decorative box on the coffee table. Another choice is a board on the wall with Velcro on it. You can then affix some Velcro on the back of the remote and stick it to the wall as you enter and exit the room. Once you’ve made a habit of this, you are less likely to lose the remote again in the future.
For this method to be effective, you will need to encourage everyone in the household to use it. If children are in the house, try to keep wall hangings within their reach so they can help keep track of the remote control.
Consider a Decorative Alternative
Perhaps you won’t want an eyesore in your entertainment room. There is a solution for that. Online you can find instructions to transform a pillow on your couch into a remove control. Your controls are located in a corner of the pillow that you can easily hide. This is a great way to keep up the ambience of the room without ever losing the remote. If you aren’t tech savvy you can also purchase similar variations online.
Embrace Your Inner Creativity
Some of the most incredible inventions of the world stemmed from someone creativity when they noticed a need. Think about how you can solve the problem of a missing remote control in an effective manner using everyday objects around the house. Before you know it, a lost remote control can become a thing of the past, and you don’t have to worry about freezing or melting. That alone is worth the investment of time and money into a solution.
If all else fails remember most wall split air conditioners have an on/off button on the bottom of the inside unit, you may have to get up of the couch!