Mark Your Puzzle Pieces

Have you ever dropped a puzzle box or had your kids mix up the pieces to different puzzles?  Sorting that mess can take forever!  When you buy a puzzle, take the time to mark the back of each piece the same number or same letter (ex: your waterfall puzzle has the letter “A” on every piece).  That way, when you are searching for puzzle pieces, the back will all have the same number or letter for easy matching.  If you mix up the pieces you can easily sort by the information on the back of the piece.  This can work for toys with a ton of pieces, too.

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Technology is Supposed to Help

Do you use the latest and greatest technology only to find it makes things worse?  Does it slow you down, frustrate you, cause you to scream?  Tools/technology are meant to help and if they don’t- stop using them.  We feel pressured in today’s world to keep up with the times– forced to update and get the latest version.  If the current version is working for you then stay with it.  Why make things more complicated than they need to be?  Do you do online billing only to get the paper statement sent to you?  Go back to paper billing.  Remember it is ok to stay with what you know and what is working.

 Personal note:  I still use a paper calendar—I tried to use an online or electronic calendar but it was crazy hard for me.  So I use my 8×11 huge, paper calendar and you know what?  Works great!  ☺