18 Lifehacks Every Parent Should Know By Heart

1. A cardboard moving box will keep your little artist busy for hours and (hopefully) spare your walls.

A cardboard moving box will keep your little artist busy for hours and (hopefully) spare your walls.

2. Toys getting kind of disgusting? Toss them into the dishwasher and they’ll be good as new.

Toys getting kind of disgusting? Toss them into the dishwasher and they'll be good as new.

3. No time for sandwiches in the morning? Just prepare a bunch of them at the start of the week and freeze them. All you have to do is pop a couple in the fridge before bed and they’ll be good to go by the next morning.

No time for sandwiches in the morning? Just prepare a bunch of them at the start of the week and freeze them. All you have to do is pop a couple in the fridge before bed and they'll be good to go by the next morning.

4. Don’t throw away those pizza boxes! They make perfect canvases for kids who like to finger-paint.

Don't throw away those pizza boxes! They make perfect canvases for kids who like to finger-paint.

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5. Cut a sticker in half and stick the pieces into your kid’s shoes. That way, your kids will always be able to tell their left shoe from their right.

Cut a sticker in half and stick the pieces into your kid's shoes. That way, your kids will always be able to tell their left shoe from their right.

6. Keep hair ties on hand by wrapping them around the stuff you wear out every day, like your wrist watch.

Keep hair ties on hand by wrapping them around the stuff you wear out every day, like your wrist watch.

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7. Use a fan and bed sheet to create your own cave.

Use a fan and bed sheet to create your own cave.

8. Plan and organize your kids’ outfits for the week using a hanging shoe holder.

Plan and organize your kids' outfits for the week using a hanging shoe holder.

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9. Want to quickly and easily babyproof your drawers? Just use a yard stick.

Want to quickly and easily babyproof your drawers? Just use a yard stick.

10. Is your kid afraid of monsters? Prepare a bottle of monster spray (use water or even just an empty bottle), spray under the bed a couple times, and go sleep in peace.

Is your kid afraid of monsters? Prepare a bottle of monster spray (use water or even just an empty bottle), spray under the bed a couple times, and go sleep in peace.