What’s Cool?

Written by Garry Munro

What you feel is just right and different from other things, is Cool.

You can be cool to other people because you are that bit different and something others aspire too.

How things become cool is not by intention, I think if you sit down and plan to make something cool, even to make yourself cool, people will soon see it to be un-cool, so to be cool it just has to turn out that way!

There are cool things all around us, we just need to look and observe closer for that something different and something special.

People who drive a Ford or Toyota are acceptingrepparttar normal but people who drive a Porsche, Ferrari or Mini are looking for something different so they drive a cool car, that doesn’t necessary make them cool but they are closer to it thanrepparttar 145416 normal car driver.

Time Saving Laundry Tips

Written by Carrie Lauth

Mom, are you spending way too much time sorting, washing, and folding laundry?

Here are some quick easy tips to help get you out ofrepparttar laundry room!

1) Sort Less

Withrepparttar 145415 exception of whites that need to be bleached, brand new dark or red items that bleed or delicates, you may not need to sort laundry as much as you think.

Most high quality clothing doesn't bleed. And there is no crime in washing towels with other laundry unless it will get linty (like microfiber cleaning cloths).

You might want to sort laundry by what room it will end up in. I throw my boy's laundry all in together and despite what home economics gurus might tell you, I haven't noticed any bad effects! This method simplifies things because each load goes torepparttar 145416 same place. Instead of walking aroundrepparttar 145417 house delivering laundry to each room, you save energy and time.

2) Instead of folding...

Hang kid's shirts in their closet and simply lay small items flat in their drawers.

I use those cheap shoebox size plastic organizers inrepparttar 145418 boy's closet and throw unsorted clean socks in one, undies in another, pjs in another. Each child has his own containers so there's no confusion.

It's much simpler than spending time folding underwear and matching socks. They can find their own sock mates!

3) Use Your Tools

Put one laundry basket in each room where dirty laundry is discarded (usually one per bathroom or bedroom). Buy some of those zippered mesh bags atrepparttar 145419 dollar store and throw one in each.

4) Teach your kids and husband

Ask your husband and kids to put laundry inrepparttar 145420 hamper instead of dropping it onrepparttar 145421 floor, and to bring their hamper torepparttar 145422 laundry area when you're ready to wash. Don't scold or nag, use natural consequences. When someone needs that favorite pair of Buzz Lightyear pjs or boxers, they will quickly learn that if it doesn't make it to repparttar 145423 hamper, it doesn't get washed!

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