One of my best friends is a single mom with two teenage boys. I adore her two boys and I consider them family because I’ve grown up watching them. They are really great kids, but they’re teenagers which means they’re going through a lot of changes. All these changes bring a lot of emotions to their household. My best friend is always telling me about the various challenges she’s facing. Most recently, she explained how frustrated she was with her boys changing the thermostat settings. She’s told them countless times that they aren’t allowed to alter the temperature because it affects the utility bill, but they don’t fully understand. One of her boys is always complaining that it’s too hot and the other is always complaining that it’s too cold. This makes it really hard to set the thermostat because it’s always a losing situation for her. I told my best friend about the wonderful benefits of a smart thermostat, but she didn’t want to spend that kind of money on a new thermostat. I explained how she’s saving money because her boys wouldn’t be changing any of the settings and compromising the efficiency, but she still wasn’t convinced. I was determined to help her, so instead of a smart thermostat, I went out and purchased a clear lock box to go over the thermostat. There was one key and she could keep it hidden. My best friend was thrilled when she opened the gift and she installed it right away! She claims that the thermostat lock box has changed her life dramatically.