7 Tips That Make Life Easier

From old wives tales to best kept secrets, everyone wins when we share little life hacks. Here are 7 tips that will make your life easier.

Abreva for acne spot treatment. If you are plagued with unsightly cold sores that can spring up at any given moment, it is essential to keep a tube of Abreva on hand at all times because it really works. This miraculous ointment immediately stops the tingle and cold sore growth altogether. We’ve discovered that putting Abreva on pimples the minute your face starts to tingle works the same!

Little prayers on the road. The world can be a cruel place, and for some reason, even crueler on the road. Just as there are many ways to skin a cat, there are different driving styles that frankly drive most drivers up the wall. However, there are families on the road — someone’s daughter, mother, father, baby. Spreading good thoughts by way of little prayers for everyone’s safety on the road helps.

Baking soda for cleaning anything and everything. There’s nothing baking soda can’t clean including pet accidents and baby vomit. To clean a rug: pull rug outside, liberally spread baking soda on the spot, let soak for 1-2 hours, tap off excess baking soda, then vacuum with a fragrance booster such as Mrs. Meyer’s Scent Booster.

Toss detergent cap into washer. Instead of washing out the cap after pouring in detergent, simply toss the cap with the load of laundry. Replace on detergent bottle after wash cycle is done. *Observed from moms who are one of the most resourceful and efficient groups that exist.

The holidays are expensive. Now is a good time to set up automatic transfers into a fund so you have a clear budget to work with for the holidays whether you intend to spend money on potlucks, decorations, gifts, or travel. (Simple Bank has great ‘envelop’ style budgeting capabilities for this.)

Change your bed’s undies. If you think about it, bed sheets are kind of like undies as they are both subjected to daily use. Therefore, they should be freshened accordingly. For the cost of one pair of underwear ($15-20 for Threshold fitted sheets), you can change your bed’s undies every other day or so and be sure you’re diving into the freshest bed every night.

Single ladies. Tired of dating apps and yearning for the days where men sparked conversation? Try wearing a soccer jersey on your next coffee or grocery run. We can’t tell you how we know but we know this works like a charm. You don’t have to have a favorite team or even like soccer, but it’ll have a soccer player lookalike asking “Are you an Arsenal fan?”. We’ll leave the rest up to your imagination.