Here are a few Top Tips to get you through the day, the week, month or other special times throughout the year.
TOP TIP 1
Buy a cheap laminator and use it for a number of keepsake ideas. The first one is to laminate A4 sizes of children's art and use it as placemats on the dinner table.
TOP TIP 2
If possible, create a space near the front door for all items needed every day. Place a nice strong hook on the wall for each bag and a rack for shoes.
TOP TIP 3
When making soups or sauces, make a double batch so you have something healthy to heat up on those unexpected late days – this avoids buying take away, which can be too easy, at times.
TOP TIP 4
Take photos or scan your children's art work. This means you can keep as much as you like without needing an extra room to hold all the boxes. I do think that every 4 – 6 months you should go through the ones you have and discard any you don't think you need to keep.
TOP TIP 5
Join a toy library. We always were members when the kids were younger. Sometimes thay are connected to a playgroup so you kill 2 birds with one stone. It also saves the heartache of buying toys and then letting them sit in a corner for weeks at a time.
Hopefully some of these are useful. There are a few that are oldies but still very useful.