I have a few new helpers around the house now. They're not time-savers, but back-savers. Here are two of them:
My grippy sticks (I know that's not their official name, but that's what they are called around here).
See, I can put laundry in the hamper, or use them to put away cereal in the bottom cupboard.
My other new helper is my "Sock putter-on-er". (Also not the official name)
Terry cloth on one side to grip the sock, nylon on the other side so that my foot slides in, and two long strings to pull it up. I love these gadgets!