Wednesday, April 7, 2010

WFMW: Top Five Greatest Tips!

I could not decide on just one greatest tip for Works for Me Wednesday, so I gathered up my top five tips to share again. Here is the top five tips starting with number five and working up to the number one greatest tip that I have posted about here:

Number Five Tip: Dirty laundry is a fact of life! I gave some different tips on removing stains from your laundry from removing crayons that have been dried on the clothes to grease stains to getting those yellow spots from deodorant out of the pits of shirts.  Using these methods will help you to have clean and stain free clothes and works for me!

Number Four Tip: Using storage containers with dividers for sorting little Lego pieces or hair rubber bands, clips, and barrettes works for me.  I have found these storage containers to be very helpful and easy to use.  They really have helped these items to be organized and easy to find. Also with having little ones around, they do not get a hold of the smaller Lego pieces to put in their mouth.

Number Three Tip: Homeschooling for free or nearly free can be done and works for me! There is tons of resources available online for free to use with your child and not have to worry about purchasing a "pre-packaged curriculum" or curriculum books.  I am finding that as my children get up into the high school years there are still freebies available for them as well!

Number Two Tip: Backpacks filled with items to keep boredom away on trips works for me!  I have a backpack for each of my kids. We use them whether we take a day trip to my parents or go on a multi-day vacation.

Number One Tip:  Answering questions on making muffins out of quick bread recipes rather than loaves and freezing them works for me! It is fairly easy to make muffins because they cook faster than loaves. The muffins also cool faster so sticking them in freezer bags and stacking them in freezer.  I also found that having muffins over loaves makes them easier to pull out for a fast breakfast or to put in a lunch box for a snack.

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Christy said...

Great list of tips. When we homeschooled we always had our backpacks ready to go. My kids still like to bring them along when we are going to be out for the day.

Mom2fur said...

I like your #1 tip best! I think I'll try this next time I make corn bread.