It’s still a mystery around here why Woman’s Day magazine shows up every month (we think it has something to do with the demise of Domino and Hearst having to fill subscriptions) but when it does, we always seem to glean a tidbit or two of useful information. October marks the magazine’s 75th anniversary and included in the issue were two bonus pullouts – one on decorating (which we’ll cover next week) and one on “timesaving tricks and little indulgences.” Along with #18 (Take a different route during your walk. You’re bound to see something you have never noticed before), here are some of our favorite smart tips from the past 75 years…
#3 – Plan out more than your clothes the night before. Decide on shoes and jewelry, too.
#16 – Instead of brewing your tea in a mug, use a teapot so the drink will properly steep and stay warm.
#46 – Take a deep whiff of peppermint. Research shows that the scent can stimulate your brain and help beat an afternoon energy slump (we prefer ours in candy form!)
#50 – Mix the salad dressing in the same bowl you’ll use for the salad for quick cleanup and fewer dishes.
#72 – If you can’t turn off your thoughts when you go to bed (and our minds are constantly ON), spell long words backwards…
We know we’ll be applying some of these to our own busy lives and may come up with tips of our own now that early mornings and late nights are part of our daily schedule. Do you have any favorite timesaving tricks or little indulgences you’d like to share?