June 1, 2009

happy monday! a new blog that i have been following, all that is good does this "friend makin monday" every week. each monday it is a different format, question & so i thought i would go for it today & play along. want to join the fun? go here

Today's task
is to share as few or as many everyday, little tips that you use to make your lives easier. You know- all those special tricks you might have to cook, clean, raise kids, work in the yard, and on and on!

1 - i have a list that i keep in the kitchen (on fridge) & write things down when we are low or completely out. if i don't do this i will usually forget. ha

2 - my husband & i both write thank you cards RIGHT AWAY when we receive something. if we don't then we usually forget & then it never happens. which is sad.

3 - i am always doing laundry. i don't like a full basket. i may do more washes but they are smaller, so easier & quicker to put away :)

4 - i always go to bed with a clean house. i love waking up to everything in the right place.

5 - to keep clutter down we clean out toys/clothes at the beginning of every new season.

6 - i give myself time outs. i walk away & then come back to the situation/problem when i can talk & handle it better than when i am upset or mad.


Monika said...

We do almost all of those too!! Anything to make the day to day easier is the way to go!!!

{Katie Lane} said...

Number 4 and 6 are brilliant, thanks :)

Tina said...

Happy FMM glad you joined it is really fun!

I am like you and never go to bed with a messy house....

Thanks for sharing great tips!

Melinda said...

Great tips! I am with you on the house being clean before I go to bed...if only everyone else under my roof would adopt that same philosophy : )

J.J. said...

I love your list! I love to have a clean house when I wake up! I do that laundry all the time to keep it under control. cute blog!

Have a great Monday!

Anonymous said...

I love the Mom Timeout'!!!
Trust me you will need them even more when they turn into teenagers!Lol

Heather said...

I love this list, I so need to put #3 into practice and my husband would love me more for it too!! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog, they mean SO much to me!!

Kelli said...

Great tips. I love the list on the fridge...not just for me to write on but for my husband and aunt (she watches our kids at our house) to write on as well when they use the last of somethine.

Ronel Sidney said...

Great tips!!