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Stains

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I have a tip for getting stains out of a white t-shirt even if you you washed it. Spray Soft Scrub with bleach on the stain and wash with other white items. Stain will come out! It has saved many of our white t-shirts!

Stop Buying

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Stop buying stuff I don't need.

Stretch

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Stretch when you wake up. It gives the body an opportunity to wake up. And whatever your morning routine is, take time for yourself. Personally, I like to lay back down and pet my dog (who remains covered up in our bed!). It shows her that I have time for her before I get running around with the kids/preparing for work etc.

Keeping Cookies Fresh

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To keep your cookies or other baked goods moist and fresh, place a slice of bread in the air-tight container you keep them in. I couldn't believe how well it worked!

Cleaning Car

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Put a garbage can in the garage right next to your car, so that when you arrive home you can immediately throw away any trash and the vehicle doesn't look quite so cluttered.

Communication

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During or after dinner, while the family is still together, it can be while we are doing the dishes, we talk about what the next day will hold, who needs lunches, etc. While we are cleaning up the leftovers, we make sandwiches, for lunch or pack the leftovers to go. Marking bags, or filling lunch boxes. This makes the morning go smoother, as we have discussed the next day. It also helps so we are aware of what needs we have for the next day like: homework, permission slips, "item" you need to bring from home to work. This has saved us many rushed mornings, as we know 2 to 3 hours before bed, what we will need in the morning. I find it also frees up time for Bible or quiet time in the morning that often can get missed through the busyness of getting ready.

Flylady

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I make my life simpler by using flylady.net and the great ideas and recipes she displays. Some examples are loading the dishwasher as you use your dishes, doing at least 1 load of laundry a day and doing your housework and exercises in 15 minute segments. She even gets kids involved.

Clean with Peanut Butter

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If you have a DVD or CD that won't play, the best way to clean it is with peanut butter. Simply smear a teaspoon or so of peanut butter on it and wipe it all around with a paper towel. Once the entire surface is covered, wipe off the peanut butter with a clean paper towel. Clean with windex or glass cleaner. Works every time!! :)

Flip Flop Reinforcement

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Take the pop tab off the pop can and use it to reinforce the toe button on the bottom of flip flops. My daughters are flip flop divas and this saves lots of money, by increasing the life of the flip flop so that the button doesn't wear through the hole as fast.

Coffee Ice Cubes

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This might not make life EASIER, per-say, but it sure helps make it more tolerable. I'm a fan of iced coffee drinks. However, iced drinks never fail to also make them watery ones. I also have the knack of making too much coffee and just having a small amount left over. The solution? Pour the rest into an ice cube tray. Then, when you need ice for your coffee- whether it's an iced drink or a quick cool down- you can use the coffee ice and not risk the integrity of your drink.