Have a binder or folder to place a list of emergency contacts and household instructions for things like babysitter info, pet care and mail collection so you won’t have to write everything out each time you have a house sitter or baby sitter.
Designate a cabinet in your kitchen or add one inside your pantry for medicine so you’ll have easy access to everything from pain reliever to bandages when you need them. Make sure it’s secured with a child-safe lock.
Write down or print out all-important phone numbers – your cell numbers, child’s doctor, neighbor’s numbers, your veterinarian, relatives etc– and place the list in an inexpensive picture frame that you can set out when you have a babysitter . No need to write out contact information over and over again – just point out […]
Keep a duffel bag in your car with an extra outfit for each child, include diapers or underwear, nonperishable snacks and toiletries. In the event of an emergency, messy meal or whirlwind overnight trip, you’re set.
It’s often the simplest organization tricks that I appreciate the most and work the best. Check out this weeks seven tricks I’ve come across that will get you saying “I need to do that.” click here to read my full article and tips over on the SC Johnson Family Economics website Be sure to leave […]
De-clutter your closets by turning your hangers backwards. Any clothing left hanging on a hanger that’s still turned backward at the end of the season hasn’t been worn – give it away!
Keep an assortment of greeting cards on hand, filed by occasion. This tip not only Saves time but money as well. Now you are ready for the unexpected birthday or to send off a heartfelt condolence.
MOM TIP : Open mail next to the recycle bin so junk mail and catalogs can be thrown out immediately. Or sign up with a free service for reducing junk mail like the National Do Not Mail list.
MOM TIP : Keep disinfecting and glass wipes in each bathroom for quick cleanups around toilets, sinks and mirrors. You could even do a speedy wipe-down while you bathe your kids.
MOM TIP : Set up a Bill paying box and stock it with stamps and envelopes.