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Preventing Rust in Tool BoxPlace a piece of chalk in your tool box to prevent rust. It attracts moisture.
Solution for Big ContainersShopping at the warehouse stores gives you gallon size containers which are cumbersome. The small size sport squirt top water/drink bottles are great for holding a manageable supply of oil, soy sauce or vinegar.
Getting Kids to Help With CleaningThis is a tip to get your kids to help with cleaning. Every evening, I set a timer for 10 minutes. Everyone in the house has to clean for the whole 10 minutes. It's amazing how much you really get done in that short amount of time!
No Fighting TipCarry a few hot wheels type cars and little "men" around in your purse. These are only to be taken out for "waiting time", as in the doctor's office, etc. Let the kids play with them. The tip is - no fighting is allowed because these toys belong to mom!
Grill Extra Food for Several MealsWhen grilling outside, grill extra food, freeze it and then you have dinner done for several meals. This saves time, coals or propane, and saves heat in the kitchen. We do this all the time and it's great.
Organize Loose WiresUse plastic shower rod hangers to organize loose wires through out the house.