Re: Time Savers
I try to keep a couple of meals "ready to go" in the pantry or freezer... for nights when we don't think ahead - example: I always have a pound of frozen hamburg meat to throw with some sauce and noodles... or keep frozen ravioli's and sauce with a bag of frozen veggies.
I make a big batch of something breakfasty on the weekends and freeze it... sometimes it'll be banana bread, or another quick bread. Sometimes granola bars or something....
I get our mail on the way home and sort it before I get out of the car... the important stuff goes inside, the junk goes to the trash bag (which we burn - no need to shred).
Socks - I try to buy all the same for each person... so it's easy to match up. I have some magnetic clips on the wall by the washing machine that when something comes out of the dryer without a match, it just gets pinned up there to wait for the other one to show up.