Alexa is changing how we live our day-to-day lives. It is enabling us to focus on the things that we care about most while streamlining other necessary actions. From shopping to listening to music, Alexa can help us ease the load off our shoulders. Here are the 13 ways that Alexa is making our lives easier.

Ordering you dinner

Hunger typically strikes us at the worst time. Now, with Alexa, you can have your food delivered right to your door with a simple voice command. Alexa is compatible with different food delivery apps such as GrubHub, Amazon Restaurants, Domino’s, and Seamless.

Turning off your lights 

Alexa can connect with other smart home devices so that you do not have to get out of bed to turn off the lights. The Routines app in the Alexa app is where you can control this feature. You can lock the door, turn off the TV, and your lights without having to lose your warm spot beneath the covers.

Ask her about the weather

If you are making impromptu plans or want to know what the weather is like before running out the door, Alexa now can give you a weather report. Moreover, if you are running late and want to know what sort of traffic you might be facing on your commute, you can also ask her to give you a traffic report.

Remind you about important things

Alexa can be a great tool to use when you are cooking. If you are running around in the kitchen, trying to prepare a big dinner for family or guests, it is easy to let something slip by the wayside. Now you can have Alexa set a timer so that everything comes together perfectly. And if you have something important to do during the week, you can have Alexa remind you to do it.

Find your missing phone

If you have set Alexa up with TrackR, you can ask her to find your phone or ring it so that you can find. This can be especially helpful if you are in a hurry and you need to get out the door quickly but have suddenly misplaced your phone.

Call a ride

Alexa has been integrated with Lyft, allowing you to call a ride at a moments notice. Whether you are running behind for work or need to get to the airport fast, Alexa can help you make the call while you finish getting your things together.

Make hand-free phone calls

You can load your contacts from your phone into Alexa. That way if you are in the middle of something and you need to go hands-free, you can make a call. And if you tend to forget phone numbers, she will remember it for you. Lastly, as mentioned before, she can even call your phone in the event that you misplace it.

These are just some of the capabilities that Alexa has to offer. She can do a lot more and can be the extra hand we need around the house.