The minimalist life is when you have all the time to focus on what matters. For everyday chores like cleaning, washing, even turning on the lights, you want to leave it to the magic of the 21st Century.

This list is all about automation, automation, automation. We want things do just happen, so we can kick back over a glass of whiskey and watch a good flick on Netflix without having the worry about the mundane chores.

Koogeek Smart Plug

Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant, the Koogeek Smart Plug gives you a way to control your electronic appliances with just your voice.

“Siri, turn on the fan.” Whose the boss? You damn right it’s you.

WOPET Automatic Pet Feeder

You can feed your pet while you are away. Not just once, but up to 4 times a day. You can even control the portion.

No more sad doggie or kitty waiting for you to come home when he’s got chow to get busy with. You can even program your voice in so that you can deceive the poor little thing to seem like you are around when you’re up to your business.

Still this gives you time to do the things you need to, without having to worry about a hungry pet.

Nest Learning Thermostat

The granddaddy of all home automation devices, the Nest took the world by storm with AI technology that learns the temperature you like.

Be the master of your environment with the Nest, and control almost all your 95% of 24-Volt heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.

When you leave, it’ll even automatically turn off. It’s work of art.

Ring Video Doorbell 2

No more surprise visits from the neighbor you want nothing to do with. See who is on your front porch, nope, see how is approaching your front porch with the motion sensor.

All of these can even be controlled via Alexa or any smart device.

Your security is taken to the next level as well, since you can check-in on your property at anytime with Live View on-demand video.

And as minimalist, we like buy it for life items, and Ring comes with a lifetime theft warranty. If it gets stolen, they’ll replace it for free.

Echo Plus

In order to use this list of beautiful home automation products, you need a hub. A central place where all your devices can communicate with, otherwise, how are you going to control your lights, doorbell and thermostat with just your voice?

It’s not so automatic if you have to lift a finger, is it?

iRobot Roomba

It’s everyone’s favorite dirt sucking robot pet. It keeps your room spanking clean for those minimalistic “empty room” Instagram shots.

“I like clean rooms but I dislike cleaning.” Sounds like pretty much everyone to me.

Philips Hue

Alexa can help you do many things. Choosing between 16 million choices of light is probably not something she can do, but she’ll change it for you once you make that decision.

August Smart Lock

This doesn’t just keep your door secure, it lets you know when it isn’t.

You can track activity, issue keys, and even use existing keys since it attaches to any deadbolt.

Best of all it automatically unlocks when you approach and locks when you leave. Like magic.

Minimizing mundane chores is key to freeing up your time. Got some products that you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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