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20 Things to ask Alexa Once You Move

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March 17, 2024

If you’ve got an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, you’ve got a personal assistant that will make your move to Cross Creek West a breeze. What should you ask her? Here are 20 commands you can use to help you settle into your new home.

Alexa, what's the weather forecast for Fulshear today?

If there’s one thing you want to be prepared for it’s the weather, especially on moving day. Alexa can provide up-to-the-minute information so you know if you will need an umbrella or not. 

Alexa, play my moving playlist.

Before you move, prepare a playlist with all your favorite songs. Once you get to your new home, plug in your smart home device and ask Alexa to play your tunes.

Alexa, check notifications.

If you’re carrying boxes, you aren’t going to be able to check your phone. No problem. Just say “Alexa, what are my notifications?” and she will read them to you.

Alexa, where is the nearest pizza place?

No one wants to cook the first night in their new home so why not ask Alexa where the nearest pizza place is? She can even help you order it and have it delivered.

Alexa, set a reminder to take out the trash.

Once you move in, check with the HOA office to find out when trash day is, then set up a reminder.

Alexa, where's the nearest grocery store?

There are plenty of grocery stores near Cross Creek West, why not ask Alexa to find them for you?

Alexa, what are some local restaurants nearby?

Don’t feel like cooking? Ask Alexa what’s around. She can even tell you how many stars the restaurant has and read Yelp reviews.

Alexa, what's the traffic like on the Westpark Tollway?

Never be late for work again. Just ask what traffic is like so you know whether you have time to savor that cup of coffee.

Alexa, where are my smart home devices?

Most Cross Creek West builders include smart home technology in their homes. Not sure where they are? Just ask. Alexa can find them for you.

Alexa, how do you hang curtains?

New to some household tasks? Just ask Alexa. She can walk you through hanging curtains, cleaning hardwood floors, mowing the lawn and more.

Alexa, read my children a story.

If the kids are getting restless, settle them down with a story told by Alexa.

Alexa, open Calm My Dog.

It may take time for your pups to get settled. If they seem anxious, ask Alexa to play “Calm My Dog” and Fido will be down for the count.

Alexa, start my day.

Automate your mornings with Alexa’s help. Just set up a routine that tells you the weather, traffic conditions, breaking headlines and what’s on your to-do list. Set up a command like “Alexa, start my day,” and she will do everything in order.

Alexa, add ‘bake cookies’ to my to-do list.

Ready to meet your new neighbors? Ask Alexa to add baking a sweet treat to your to-do list so you don’t arrive empty-handed. Alexa can even help you find a recipe.

Alexa, put the Nature & Wildlife Expo on my calendar.

Our lifestyle director plans plenty of resident-only events you will not want to miss. To make sure you don’t, tell Alexa to put them on your calendar.

Alexa, open meal idea.

Don’t have a lot in the refrigerator or time to go to the store? Ask Alexa to give you a recipe based on the ingredients you have available. This skill can be activated by saying, “Alexa, open meal idea.”

Alexa, order rugs. 

Once you’ve unpacked, you’ll discover you need a few things. For example, rugs for your new hardwood floor. Ask Alexa to order what you need.

Alexa what birds are native to Fulshear?

There’s a lot of nature here in Cross Creek West, and Alexa can tell you all you need to know. Just ask her about the wildlife in the area. If you have an Amazon Show, she can even provide pictures.

Alexa, help me meditate.

Moving is stressful. Once you’re moved in and unpacked, it’s time to relax, maybe try a little guided meditation. Just say, “Alexa, help me meditate.” She’ll recommend a few ideas for you.

Alexa, call a friend/family member.

Got your hands full but need to make a call? Just ask Alexa to dial the number for you. That way you can invite everyone to your housewarming party while cooking dinner.


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