Don’t you love hacks or must haves that make your life easier? Who wouldn’t? I’m sharing my hacks with you today! These 6 things make my life so much easier and make me a happier person because it’s one less thing I have to worry about.
1. Write Everything Down
This is SO important! We are all busy people and chances are if you don’t write something down, it will slip your mind. To do this, I keep lists and have a planner. On my phone, I keep a grocery list, errand list, and to do list. In my planner, I write down everything we have planned, birthdays, my work projects, vacations, basically EVERYTHING!
2. Run the Dishwasher Every Night
I don’t know about you but we use a LOT of dishes! If I hand washed every dish, I’d never be leaving the kitchen! I run the dishwasher every single night so when I wake up in the morning my dishes are all clean and ready to be used/put away.
We started using the new Cascade pure essentials and LOVE it! I already knew and trusted this brand, so I was excited to try this new product. Not only does it clean my dishes perfectly (even tough, sticky messes) but I don’t have to worry about unwanted ingredients . The new Cascade pure essentials ActionPacs are free of phosphates and chlorine bleach and it’s also Cascade’s only dye-free liquid top! The detergent’s perfumes are infused with essential oils so it keeps our dishes and dishwasher smelling amazing!! The two scents are Lemon Essence and Orange Blossom. I always worry about the ingredients in the products I bring into my home but thanks to this simplified formula, I get clean dishes and no longer have to worry- no compromise necessary!
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3. Use Only White Towels and Sheets
This sounds crazy but my mom taught me this years ago and I’ve followed it ever since. It’s just easier to clean this way and everything looks fresh, clean, and everything matches. We do use colored decorative hand towels though. I also only use white hangers but I know this is probably a little over the top for some. 😉
4. Automatic Bill Pay
I don’t want to have to remember to pay our mortgage, electricity bill, cell phone, credit card, cable, etc. every month so I have everything set to automatic payments. I do check these regularly just to make sure everything is correct but I don’t have to worry about payments!
5. Walmart Grocery Pickup
It would take me 1.5 hours to do my grocery shopping in the store even with a list…thanks to tons of people there, products being moved around, check-out lines, and loading up your car. With Walmart store pickup, I add everything to my cart online, schedule a time, and when I arrive they load the groceries into my van…it takes maybe 15 minutes total! I also buy my Cascade pure essentials here too, the 16 count retails at $4.99 and the 37 count retails at $13.99! Who else LOVES grocery pickup?
6. Different Bags for Different Functions
We have SOOO many bags: I have my purse, the diaper bag, the kid’s restaurant/entertainment bag, pool bag, beach bag, Judd’s work bag, Judd’s lunch bag, and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few…the point of these bags is you just grab the bag when you’re heading out and it has everything you need it. Going out to eat? Grab the restaurant bag, it has everything the kids need to keep entertained through dinner. These make my life much easier when were on the go!
These household hacks and the Cascade pure essential ActionPacs have made my life easier. I now can focus more on the things that matter most in my life.
This post was sponsored by Cascade and Walmart.