August is National Inventor's Month, so to give all would-be inventors a heads-up, I am going to list a few inventions I would pay good money for. Some are probably impossible in current technology, but others are fairly simple - I'm just too lazy to go out and patent them myself.
#1 - Diapers with two different-colored, preferably glow-in-the-dark, tabs. Anyone who has ever tried to change a diaper in the dark knows exactly why. The tabs are the same color as the rest of the diaper, and by the time it needs to be changed, they have melded in with the countours of the rest of it. They are most likely wet, too. I could probably get some neon markers and color all our diaper tabs by hand, but I would happily pay a few extra pennies to have that done at the factory.
#2 - An eye-hole punch. Every children's librarian in the country would want one. Masks are a fun and easy craft project, but nobody likes cutting out all those stupid eye holes. They make long-armed staplers that can reach the middle of a page, why not a hole punch, with a one-inch hole? That would make life SOOOOOOOO much easier!
#3 - A portable Bat-signal you could keep in your purse, and set off in a department store when you need help. A beacon would hover over your head until a salesperson came to you to mix your paint, or load that dresser on a cart, or whatever.
#4 - A 'magnet' that could be programmed to pick up a specific item. Imagine if you could wave a wand over a room and pick up only the Legos, or stir through a tub of beads and pick up only the red ones? That would be awesome!
#5 - An app that could accurately locate anything in a given store immediately. Before you say there are stores with such apps already, note that I said ACCURATELY. I don't mean, tell me where the corporate headquarters says the horseradish should be, or where it was last week even, but where it is shelved RIGHT NOW THIS MINUTE. Because I can almost guarantee you those would not be the same answers.
What would you be willing to shell out some bucks for?