This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made us all very aware of the things that don't quite work in our homes as well as we'd like.
Many Kiwis wrote big home improvement to-do lists during lockdown as we realised lots of our home tech was in need of an upgrade - like that not-so-big-screen TV or the constantly frozen over freezer. After saving money on big nights and travel, we can instead invest it in bettering our lives at home.
But now the Christmas break is suddenly just around the corner and your to-do list is probably still frightfully long. Maybe your new TV is still sitting 'temporarily' on a stand, or the Wi-Fi is still patchy in the back bedrooms - not ideal before the rellies start arriving.
Luckily, you can give yourself the gift of time by having Noel Leeming Tech Solutions sort it all out for you.
"We'd all rather be spending time with family and friends during the holiday season than dealing with life admin. We understand this, and want to help by taking the worry away and making sure everything is working as it should," says Toby Foreland, Product Owner Smart Technology at Noel Leeming.
"From wall mounting TVs to setting up new phones, we're here to help when and where works best for you. For bigger items, we can deliver and install these at your home. But for assistance with smaller devices like phones or laptops you might find it more convenient to book in to chat to one of our experts in-store.
"The most important thing for us is that we're helping Kiwis get the most out of their tech purchases, as quickly and simply as possible, by doing the heavy lifting for them."
Obviously there's not much of a physical install with laptops, tablets and mobile phones, so a Noel Leeming Tech Solutions installation could be thought of more as a training session. Less than an hour with an expert could save you a lot of frustration, googling and phone calls for help from more tech-savvy family members - welcome news for the nominated IT support person in every family.
The excitement of upgrading to a new TV, upsizing your fridge to meet your growing family, or replacing a dryer that's simply stopped drying can quickly fade once you realise you somehow have to get rid of the old one. Noel Leeming can sort that for you too - with the added bonus of you knowing they dispose of old electronics responsibly and sustainably.
"There's a lot of value in having your old appliance taken away when you get a new one installed," says Foreland.
"It might be easy enough to get something from your home to the dump, but getting around to actually doing that can often be one of those things that just falls down your to-do list.
"Also, more people are becoming environmentally aware and don't want old electronics ending up in a landfill. So with TVs for example, you can pay an additional fee for us to recycle them in a sustainable way."
You can add a Noel Leeming Tech Solutions service to any product purchase to make life easier, whether you're wanting to put some tech presents under the tree this Christmas or upgrade your home for summer.
After installing anything that needs to be installed and making sure you know how to get the best out of it, if you or Uncle John need any help further down the track, every purchase at Noel Leeming comes with a year's worth of access to their helpdesk - up to 30 minutes at a time.
Whether you're wanting to boost your Wi-Fi so the whole family can stream their favourite holiday movies at the same time, get a new fridge to fit all the Christmas leftovers, or install outdoor speakers to up your hosting creds this summer, you can give yourself the gift of time and have Noel Leeming Tech Solutions sort it all out for you.
This article was created for Noel Leeming