She Tosses Marshmallows In The Freezer Creating Something Every Mom Should Have
Shaylynn Totolo 5/9/2016
As a mom, I am always trying to do things faster, easier and more efficiently. Which is exactly why I don't know how I lived without these awesome (and creative) mom-tricks!
Full disclosure: These were thought of by moms much smarter, and creative than myself (Thank you Pinterest!). These mom-tested, mom-approved tips have officially made life with kiddos easier and therefore are winners in my book!
Make A Kid-Pantry
Unless you want to spend the better part of your day getting your growing two year old snacks, make a kid pantry! You can also just clear a chef in your regular pantry, up to you. Point is, they can have a bit of independence by having access to mom approved snacks.
Freeze A Sponge To Use As A Cold Pack
Wet a sponge and toss it in the freezer. Voila, a cold pack for the kiddos lunch box. Bonus, they can wipe up before they eat, or when they are finished.
Install Two Rods In Kids Closets
Double the storage in your child's room by installing a second clothing rod. You can also stagger the rod so it comes out just a bit further than the top rod. This will allow the clothes to hang easier.
Color Code Food Allergies
Green means it's safe to eat, pink or red means it's not. Easy as that.
Make "Chore" Bracelets
If you have a forgetful little one, make chore bracelets. This works as a reminder to them which tasks are yet to be completed. Once the chore is done, they can remove it.
Turn A Crawl Space Into A Reading Nook
I have yet to meet a kid that didn't love a cozy fort. Make your own reading or quiet nook out of wasted crawl space.
Freeze Marshmallows To Make A Boo-Boo Buddy
Easy to make, lightweight and just cold enough for a little one. make your own ouchie pack with marshmallows and a ziplock.
Use Cheerios As Target Practice
Boys can be a bit messy while potty training. Practice their aim by tossing a few Cheerios in the bowl first.
Use Puppy Pads To Change Diapers On The Go
Throw a couple of puppy pads in the diaper bag for the next time you need to change a diaper while out and about. The puppy pad can be tossed after use, and protects them from germy public changing tables.
Powder Up At The Beach
After you stick your toes in the sand, protect sensitive skin with baby powder. Once you are ready to head home, sprinkle powder on your sandiest spots. The powder absorbs the extra moisture on the skin, allowing the sand to be brushed off easier.
Use Stickers To Teach Kids Left From Right
You can use stickers like these, or simply take a big one and rip it in half. It teaches your kiddos left from right and allows them to be confident in putting on their own shoes.
Make A Snack Bin
Put together a healthy snack bin for the refrigerator. Much like the kid-pantry, it allows the kids to grab their own mom-approved snacks.
Portion Control The Soap With A Rubber Band
If your little one is anything like mine, he loves a sick full of soap. Portion control the pump by wrapping a rubber band around the nozzle.
Wash Toys And Shoes In The Dishwasher
Mind. Blown. You can wash small toys, and even shoes like Crocs in the dishwasher. Keep things clean and disinfected with this little genius tip!
Invest In Delicate Bags For Baby Socks
I have one clipped to each kids laundry basket. Instead of endlessly searching for missing socks, or separating into a pile for each kid, just toss them in the mesh bag and throw it right in the wash.
Fill Your Purse With Makeup Bags
This has been a game changer! Grab a few cheap makeup bags and make your own! No seriously, do it like, now. I have a snack bag, a chapstick, nail file and hand sanitizer bag, a toy bag, and a diaper/wipe bag. no more loose junk floating around my purse.
Make A Paint Palette Out Of An Egg Carton
Your clean up time just got cut in half. You're welcome.
Mom Level - Pro!
And there you have it! Tried and true tricks and tips to make life easier, brought to you by exhausted moms everywhere.
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