I set up a reminder for garbage day that already saved me!
Why it matters: When the unexpected throws you off, routines and reminders can get you back on track.
- Using Alexa’s routines, you can set up reminders with multiple actions—helpful when we’ve gotten used to “ignoring” pop-up reminders on our phones and computers.
At 6pm on Mondays, Alexa announces over my Echo Dot,
📣 “Don’t forget to take out your trash cans.”
Then the lights in the den are set to green. 🟩
How it helps: Got home later than usual on a Monday night. The green den lights reminded me what to do. 👏
- Moved the roll carts to the alley — instead of sprinting out there early Tuesday morning when my dog lets me know the garbage truck is coming!
For your Smart Homeowner list
✅ Not using smart lighting yet? Learn more here.
✅ What are some of your weekly tasks? Could a multiple action reminder help you? Your spouse? Your kids?
✅ Take advantage of reminders with Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant and free your mind for more important things.