This is something I learned partly from being a single parent and partly from living without a car. I automate delivery of anything I can. I do this using Amazon Prime delivery and I subscribe to items like diapers (bonus: get 20% off all diapers when you sign up for Amazon “Mom”) wipes, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, handsoap, and even toilet paper. I know how often I need these things and I set my account to have them delivered on schedule. Not only do I not need to haul anything home in the stroller – but I don’t need to keep mental tabs on what we need because I know it is on it’s way at the right time. Other things you can automate to make your life easier (and then spend all that extra time you saved at the beach!):
Have any other ideas you swear by?