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New services reduce the burden of household chores.

The more daily support we will get from technologies, the less daily chores we will have

Although the advanced functions and performance of new home appliances reduce the burden of household chores, we cannot be completely free from them. The repair and replacement of broken products⋯The laundry is piling up… We have lots of small chores that need to be taken care of. We may live in more comfort if new technologies can provide more support in our daily chores, in addition to helping us keep food fresh or wash the laundry quickly.

Using installed home appliances, just like using electricity and water

As car sharing and rental housing become even more popular, people can live without owning much. If connected home appliances provide more support in our daily chores, we can enjoy living with less. What if necessary home appliances are all installed before we move in, just like electricity and water, and we can pay per use? We do not have to care about replacement, maintenance, or scrap anymore. All you need to do is to just use them.

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It’s okay to say “I don’t want to do it myself today”

“I don’t want to do the laundry today, because I’m too tired.” You may have experienced the feeling. Going to the dry cleaner is a bother sometimes. What if an “outsourcing” menu is available with the washing machine? You do not have to fill in an order form. All you have to do is to push the “outsourcing” button. The fee is charged in the monthly rental fee. If you are connected to outside services, you are have less household chores and you can find more free time.

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Changing daily practices that are taken for granted

We can order consumables, such as water and detergent, more easily than before. If the use conditions of the home appliances are provided to the sellers of consumables, placing an order may become simpler. In addition, if your washing machine can detect how many times your underwear was washed and new one is sent to you when it is not brand new anymore, you do not have to care about when it is time for a change and always enjoy wearing comfortably. If more and more consumables and daily goods are connected to the new services, we may change the way we select goods and the way we do shopping.

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