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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Life Hacks Every Mom Should Know

There are a few tricks I've picked up since CT was born in December that make life a little easier.  Whether you're a mom or not, these will save you time and make you come across a little more domesticated than you may have time to be.

Double up on mattress liners/sheets in the crib.  My mom told me to save time she used to put a mattress cover, sheet, mattress cover, sheet on the crib.  That way if baby has an accident in the middle of the night, you just take the top sheet and mattress cover off without having to remake the whole crib.


Slice a lemon and add it to a pitcher of Crystal Light lemonade.  People will assume you spent a lot of time making home-pressed lemonade and it will taste more authentic.

Use vinegar in the laundry.  I've always used a little splash of vinegar in with the dog's blankets/towels when washing.  Now I use it with bibs as well!  Anything that has an odor will come out smelling almost new.

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Use baby powder to remove sand.  Baby powder absorbs wetness so when baby has sticky sand all over him at the beach, just sprinkle some on and brush the powder and sand right off!

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Wet bag.  I bring this bad boy to the pool and put all the wet things/food soiled things/spit-up things in it to take home.  This way all the clean things aren't getting dirtied by the dirty things.

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Cut up fresh fruit/veggies as you buy it.  Prepare everything the minute you have time.  Freeze what you think might go bad before you get a chance to eat it.  Place it in clear containers so that you can easily see it and grab it for a healthy snack. (This slicer is the best $10 I've spent in some time.)

Dry shampoo. As if you didn't already know...

Keep extra everything in the car.  I keep a random t-shirt for me, a one piece outfit for baby, a container of wipes, and a few diapers in the pocket of the car seat just in case I find myself in a situation where I need them and didn't pack them.

2 comments:

  1. The lemon in Crystal Light is SO good- huge difference! And I really need to buy a pineapple corer- such a time saver!

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  2. We've been using the baby powder for sand trick for a while now. LOVE it! And I'll have to remember the sheet/mattress pad idea for when I have little ones!

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