There are things we don't think of but they could make our life a lot easier. Personally, I have two pear trees in my backyard and they produce big pears all summer. My problem is that I have to climb the ladder every time I want to pick a few, because the pears are a little too high. I was tired of having to climb the ladder from the garage, so I created a really practical tool:
A picking fruit tool!
It is easy to do, just make a hole large enough for the fruit to enter in the end of a plastic bottle and then screw an old broomstick into the neck.