Vacuuming Dustbin...my tia has one of these at her hair salon station! I love this!! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011G20QY/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0011G20QY&linkCode=as2&tag=ncco0a2-20&linkId=RMINZHMY32UQEFJ5
iHandy Carpenter (iPad, iTouch, iPhone) Instead of hauling measuring tools all around the house, you can find a protractor, plumb bob, and surface level all on the screen of your phone. iHandy calibrates to show you how to measure surface slopes, wall verticality, and angle measurements, all in beautifully designed graphics. $1.99, itunes.apple.com
You and your mom buy your own pair of Motherspoons and register onto a dedicated platform for file sharing. So when you mom cooks her recipe and uses the spoon to taste her food, the sensor laden spoon picks up the ingredients and deciphers the recipe. When put on its cradle, the spoon loads the recipe to the sharing platform so that you can access it, even if you live miles apart.