Category: Tips and Time Savers

Routines and Schedules, Tips and Time Savers

Two Tools to Smooth Out Your Week

Online calendars are lifesavers—we all moved over to them for good reason. My husband and I can both see the family calendar on our computers and phones. I can automatically add the next appointment while I’m at the orthodontist with my son. Pings from my work calendar keep me from getting immersed in something and …

Managing Life's Stuff, Tips and Time Savers

Four Things That Make Life Easier

Most of the time, the focus here will be on buying less and clearing out more, but there are a handful of things that I have found make life in my home easier, cleaner, and calmer. Turkish Towels: These thin little wonders have lightened my laundry load considerably and save space in linen closets and beach …

Cleaning, Routines and Schedules, Tips and Time Savers

How to Stop Doing Laundry All the Time

Oh, the laundry. I can’t remember it ever being the easy check mark on the list. As a single person, I was in college dorms and cheap apartments where laundry day meant hauling clothes to a basement laundry room where you hoped to find an empty and working machine and enough quarters to cover that …

Cleaning, Tips and Time Savers

Hands Down, the Best Tool for Washing Dishes

Even if you have a dishwasher, you’re washing some dishes by hand. If you don’t have a dishwasher, you’re washing a lot dishes by hand. Either way, the only tools you need for dishwashing are a good dishwashing liquid and a scrubbing sponge cut in half. I like the green and yellow heavy duty Scotch …