Yes, you! Forget those '50's images of housewifely frou-frou and ruffles: a cleaning apron has a place in the modern home manager's toolkit.
A cleaning apron speeds cleaning chores. Spray bottles of cleaning solution hang ready for use. Apron pockets lined with plastic bags corral bits of trash. Cleaning tools live at the tips of the cleaner's fingers.
Stockpile a stack of cleaning cloths in one pocket, a cleaning sponge in another. With a cleaning apron, supplies, tools and materials are literally close to hand.
Armed with a menu plan and a shopping list, you've taken the first steps toward establishing a grocery budget and are paying less for food.
But for many of us, the process isn't a happy one.
Mornings aren't the same when a favorite coffee blend is replaced with a generic grind, while the family is getting mighty tired of downsized dinners. Sure, you're saving money--but are you getting the most food value for what you spend?
Cutting back on supermarket spending doesn't have to mean an endless diet of ramen noodles!
Toting casserole dishes or plastic containers to pot luck dinners? They're more likely to return home if they wear a return address label. Use self-stick labels made for mailing letters; they're easy to remove before washing the dish.