little things go a long way

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Last year I started saying yes to my kids more.  Yes to messes, yes to jumping in the mud, yes to *helping* me bake or cook.  It was one very small thing, but it has gone a long way.  The kids are able to get messy.  They know that I am not going to get upset if, say, while painting, they manage to paint every inch of themselves, but totally miss the paper.  It gives them a little bit of freedom, and lets their creative juices run free.

Of course, that little thing of saying yes, well, it tends to make a considerable mess.  Dealing with the mess is never a fun prospect.

Right before Thanksgiving last year I changed laundry detergent.  It seems like such a small thing, but in actuality it made a huge difference in my day to day life.  See above about the messes!  We are an all cloth family, which means a little bit more laundry than normal.  While it isn’t my favorite task in the world (if you like doing laundry, please leave a comment!), it must be done, and it must be done well.

Enter Tide Pods.  Wow.  What an amazing little tool for making laundry easier.  You wouldn’t think it would be a big deal, changing to these little pods, but I must tell you it has revolutionized my laundry days.  It is incredibly easy to throw a tide pod into the bottom of the drum, fill up the washing machine and go.  There is no measuring, no overflowing of soapy water, just plain old ease.

I love that this little tiny pod offers such a big punch and goes such a long way.  Tide Pods have detergent, brightener and stain remover all in one.  Yes, that means I am no longer pre-treating all of the kids clothes.  That in and of itself is a huge time saver!

Anything that saves time for me these days is a huge bonus.  I realize as I get older that time is the most valuable commodity.  When I have more time, I am able to spend it with the people I love, my children, family.  And that is truly what is most important.  Having that time makes baking chocolate chip cookies after lunch a little bit easier!

Where can you find these wonderful little Tide Pods?  Target of course.  There is one-stop shopping at its finest.  We have a little routine of going out to breakfast on Saturday mornings, and then going to Target to walk around and get whatever we need to.  It is a fun little tradition for us.  Little things really do go a long way!

Tell me, what little things in your life go a long way?

As a part of the DailyBuzz program I received a stipend and product samples for this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I'll have to check these out! Anything that gives me more time for cookies? I'm in :)


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