Our lives seem to be swamped by remote controls these days. You can even get them to turn on your lights. I wish they would invent one that would take the dog for a walk but I may have to wait a while for that one.
The problem is, can you ever find them? Where do you store them? Well here is a great tip. Fix your remote controls to the side of the TV or Hi-fi that they are for with a strip of Velcro. That way you have somewhere to store them and you will always know where they are. (As long as everyone puts them back).
If you have to keep getting out of your armchair because you cannot easily direct the remote control at you TV set or stereo, position a mirror opposite either machine and simply bounce the signal without getting up from your seat.