1. A rechargeable portable light,
stored in an easy-to-find spot, in case of a power outage. Oxo
Candela Glow rechargeable lights, $40 for a set of two.2. A cell-phone signal booster
so that you can take and make calls below grade.
Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO, $190; Amazon3. A wireless-network extender
so that you can tote
your laptop downstairs.
Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, $80; Best Buy4. A wet/dry hand vacuum
in case of small spills or washing-machine snafus.
Hoover Wet/Dry Cordless Hand Vacuum, $30; Walmart