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7 life hacks every parent needs to know
Clever tricks that will save you time, be easy on your wallet and make your life easier!
Think smart, not hard. Save time and money by getting crafty. (iStock)
If you're a parent, you're more than likely strapped for time, and cash sometimes, and that's when you need clever tricks to make every second count. Take a look at these 7 clever life hacks that might just work for you.

1. DIY travel colouring cases

Simple to make and a brilliant idea for those long trips. (Pinterest)

2. Shoe holder becomes toy holder

Cheap and easy storage fix for all your kid's toys and gadgets while on trips. (Pinterest)

3. Toddler-proof door stopper

A pool noodle becomes a door stopper and saves little fingers! (Pinterest)

4. No mess or fuss medicine pacifier

Cut a hole in the tip of a dummy and stick a dropper through it to administer medicine. (Pinterest)

5. No more naked dolls!

Hate naked Barbie dolls? Colour them in. Sorted! (Pinterest)

6. Keep track of medication

The easiest way to make sure you don't forget when your kid took their meds. (Pinterest)

7. The lost sock finder

No more missing socks! A cute board for any bedroom. (Pinterest)

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Do you have any tips for making life easier?

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