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  • I seem to always have an endlesss to-do list so anything that will allow me to save time, reduce stress and the amount things I have to-do is important to me. Recently, I saw an ad for online grocery shopping. I peaked my interest because going to the grocery store is time consuming. Then, you have to deal with your screaming child and other people's screaming child. Also, let''s not forget the long lines to check out. I use online grocery shopping because they deliver and you can still use manufacturer and store coupons. I saved time and was less aggrevated because I ordered my groceries from the comfort of my home and the groceries were delivered to my door.

    by frugalone on 13th November 2009
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  • I made a 2009 resolution to keep my kitchen island free of clutter. I am not a neat freak by design, so this was a huge challenge. However, 11 months later, I'm happy to report that having this one space free of clutter 99% of the time has helped reduced stress levels. Now onto the next clutter free space for 2010!

    by mother's den on 10th November 2009
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  • I keep a tall laundry basket hidden in my closet and I throw any random out of place stuff in it when we have last-minute company. Just be sure to put that stuff where it goes eventually so you can have your basket ready to use again!

    by musicmaker on 16th October 2009
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  • It drives my family crazy when they can't find the right lids to go with the right plastic food-storage containers. I started storing them in a couple of clementine boxes -- you know, those cute wooden containers that the tiny oranges come in. Now, the lids are easy to see, take out, and put away.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 29th September 2009
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  • stop writting the same grocery list over and over and over... make a grocery list that goes in the same order as your grocery store.. then just highlight the items you want to pick up. You can even post it on the refigerator so when someone uses the last of something they just highlight it. Imagine being able to just grab your grocery list off the fridge and heading out the door.. It's a great feeling. Give it a try. Takes a little time to get it made up and saves you tons of time from there on.

    by Coach Erin on 22nd September 2009
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  • My son wouldnt pee or poop in the potty. One day I got him to sit down and he wanted to get right up until he saw a magazine that his dad had left on the floor. I showed him the pics - it was a nature magazine - and guess what? He pooped! The next day I did the same thing and he peed! So, I would suggest showing them pics while on the potty for those starting out because it may distract from the fact that they are sitting on a potty.

    by oceans mom on 26th August 2009
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  • I use my kids' old, hoodie baby towels as hair towels. They're large enough to wrap around my (long) hair, super absorbent, but much lighter and easier to manage than a regular towel.

    by Lylah M. Alphonse on 21st August 2009
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  • I color code the drawers in my son's room (orange and brown in bottom drawer, only black in 3rd drawer), as he insists on dressing himself. He likes to dress independently, and this way, at least, I can ensure he's not wearing black and navy blue or clashing too violently.

    by Kristin Darguzas on 20th August 2009
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  • Traveling with kids who are still potty training? Line a plastic sandpail (like for playing at the beach) with a plastic grocery bag, and put a diaper at the bottom of the bag. The child sits on it like a potty, the diaper absorbs the mess, and you simply tie the bag shut and dispose of it in a trash can. No more last-minute, no-rest-stop-in-sight emergencies!

    by Work It, Mom! Team on 20th August 2009
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