I’m not a fan of dryer sheets or bars. I really don’t like the idea of the chemicals going all over my clothes and interfering with my sensitive skin. Also, did you know that over time they can build up on your dryer vent, causing a fire hazard? So we don’t use them, but the static is annoying. We’re walking lightening rods.
When you’re a new mom (or a new mom to be) it’s easy to get caught up in the products that are “all the rage” at the time, or products that you think would be incredibly useful. I’m more then guilty, I have boxes full of useless baby stuff I never used. Here is The Bewitchin’ Kitchen’s 10 Baby Products To Skip :
It has been a little over a year since we brought Carter home after a month of being in the NICU. By the time we made it home from the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House® it was 10pm (we stuck around for dinner and bingo in celebration of Carter being discharged) and I was tired but couldn’t wait to start using all the fun things I bought previously. I was pretty thankful I jumped on the ball as early as I did, if I would have waited the “normal” amount of time before I started buying all the baby gadgets and goodies, I would have been too late and we would have come home to a big empty nursery. Now that a year has come and gone and I have had time to experience it all, here are my Top 10 Newborn Must Haves:
How To Get Rid Of The Flu Fast, that’s always a question I search when I feel like I’m getting sick. There’s never really a clear answer. Thursday I began to show some minor flu symptoms: headache, body aches and just not feeling 100%. Then Saturday came, and I felt like I was knocking on deaths door. I had big shopping plans on Sunday and didn’t have time to milk a flu so I took matters into my own hands and made a DIY Detox Bath.
- Evacuate the room, taking care not to step on the broken glass littering the floor
- Ventilate the room for a MINIMUM of 15 minutes (EPA recommendation)
- DO NOT clean the debris of the broken lamp with a vacuum cleaner as this will spread toxic mercury droplets throughout the house either immediately or upon the future use of the vacuum
- Wear protective gloves; use a broom or brush to sweep the debris into a dustpan; empty the contents of the dustpan into a plastic bag; seal the plastic bag
- DO NOT dispose of the plastic bag into an ordinary refuse receptacle
- The debris is lawfully a Hazardous Material and must be disposed of accordingly
- “to pay”
- “to file”
- “to contact”
- “to buy”
- “to read”
- “to enter in computer”
- “to reconcile”
- “to give to _________”
- Get off of mailing lists/cut down on magazine subscriptions.
- Use automatic bill pay to save time on paying bills and ensure bills are paid on time.
- Stop shopping and start donating. Having less stuff around is a great way to bring order and simplicity.
- Reduce debt – get rid of all your credit cards, except one.
- Limit the amount of television you watch.
- Use up what’s in your kitchen pantry, refrigerator and freezer.
- Use the “1in 2 out” rule for closets. For every new item, donate two.
- Limit your storage space. The less stuff you have the less you’ll have to take care of, organize, and look at.
- Disconnect electronically for short periods of time. I.e: television, computer, IM, cell phone. Enjoy the peace, quiet and free time.
- Clean out your attic basement or garage. You’ll find things you forgot you had or that you no longer use.
- Take a look at what’s your on your commitment plate. Part of a group that’s no longer important to you? Re-think the commitment.