When we first moved into The Cottage we had an integrated fridge. It was neatly tucked away out of sight, which was good from a cleaning perspective, but it meant we had nowhere to stick precious photographs, art works and aides-memoires that display the life of a young family. Last summer, the fridge that came with the house gave up working and rather than replace it with the same style, we bought a large family-sized fridge which in turn replaced the too-small art table the girls have had since they were old enough to hold a pen.
Suddenly we had three magnetic surfaces to fill with all those things I mentioned. Yet when Hewlett Packard got in touch I realised that I had not one recent photograph of my ever-changing children on the fridge. Even the art-work was a year old. Yet my mobile phone is filled with hundreds of images of my children doing crazy, cute and memorable things every day of the week. So yesterday, after The Girls and I had a lovely afternoon at Emmett’s Garden, I decided it was time to Free My Pictures.
The Girls got in on the act and before long my fridge had morphed from out-of-date to up-to-date, with our very own version of social media, which is always on trend: Fridgebook. With the help of handy magnets, letters and, of course, recently liberated photographs, we created a profile that the girls loved. Amazing to think that the photos we had taken an hour before were not only printed but up on display.
And if you look very carefully you will see that the top item on the shopping list- printer ink- is crossed through. That’s because we don’t need to remember to buy any. We can print and print, liberate every picture in the phone, copy and print documents to our hearts’ content. But because the printer is registered with HP Instant Ink, it now notes when we are low on ink and orders a replacement, so that I should have it to hand when I need to replace the printer cartridge. Subscription to the service- based on pages printed rather than cartridges used- costs from £1.99 per month and can save up to 70% on ink, so even the heaviest ink user would benefit from signing up. It’s definitely worth investigating.
As is the HP Envy 5532 e-All-In-One printer. Once I realised that the wifi in our cottage had an issue, and that the printer was not in fact mentally challenging, it was the work of minutes to set it up and get printing. The touch-screen controls make everything simple to follow and even the printer paper has big arrows to tell you which side needs to go up and which way round it needs to be. Granted I have to use it in the middle of the bedroom floor currently but it works really well even on carpet! And once my devices are connected to ePrint, I should be able to make the most of every single picture sitting in my phone waiting to be shared on Fridgebook.
So what are you waiting for? Free Your Pics with #HPFreeYourPics and give your fridge the makeover it deserves!
Disclosure:We were provided with the printer, plus a subscription to Instant Ink, so that we could tell you about #HPFreeYourPics and try it for ourselves. We’ll let you know how we get on using the instant ink service but I am already in love with the printer.