If you live in a big city (like me) and utilize every sq.in of livable space, then sometimes the setup of your equipment is not ideal.
I have a printer located on a top shelf of a cabinet, so you can't see the control panel (too high).
This is how you solve this problem.
Step 1: MIRROR
Put a small bathroom mirror on top of the device (printer in my case), and position it so you can see the controls.
That's it folks.
(There is gotta be a contest for shortest usable instructable! :)