I've been thinking about things that make life easier, and I thought it might be fun to write them down. This is a rather silly list of random things and of course it's not a comprehensive list. I'm not including people- just objects. I'd love to know what makes your life easier!
Does everyone have Alfie? When we renovated our bathroom we put Alfie, the handshower, in and he has made such a difference! Both of the children still take baths and Alfie helps with hair rinsing, body rinsing and tub rinsing. Plus, he's just really fun.
When we lived in Atlanta, I only drank coffee on the weekends. When we moved here I started drinking coffee every single day. I think having a warm mug to hold onto was a comfort to me and now I'm addicted.
Macs and the Internet
Bryce has always been a lover of Macs so we purchased one as soon as we were able to. I love it. It makes things so easy! I can easily organize recipes, finances, addresses and photos to name a few, and I don't pull my hair out trying to figure out how to do it all. I also use the Internet a tremendous amount. I did a lot of shopping online after the children had gone to bed for Christmas and didn't have to experience the crowds and searching at the stores.
I got my immersion blender for Christmas a few years ago and have loved it ever since! I no longer have to pull out my food processor every time I need to puree soups so it saves time and dishes. I also used it with baby food.
Seriously. My hair gets frizzy at the very mention of humidity, but by using this shower cap my hair can maintain its semi frizz free status just a little longer. It doesn't hurt that it is cute.
This is a small thing but makes a big impact on time in the grocery store. I got a pamphlet at our market that lists what products are in each aisle. Bryce whipped up a spreadsheet with the aisles and when I make my menu for the week I put the ingredients in the correct aisle. I no longer have to make trips back and forth through the store because I forgot something back in aisle 1!
About five years ago, I missed a friends baby shower because I forgot all about it. Instead, I was doing exciting things such as shopping at Target and cleaning the house! At the time I didn't have a calendar and just kept it all in my head. Clearly, that wasn't working. Since then I have been using the MomAgenda and have had great success with it. We've recently been trying out the online calendar, Cozi, which so far has really worked out because Bryce can access it from work.