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In a recent Editor’s Note, I asked how you prioritize working out with a busy schedule and received some great responses. Go to canadianliving.com/ yourfitnesstips to see what you had to say. I’ve been a skinny- jean devotee for years, but my current fave
If your social media newsfeed is anything like mine, you’re inundated with tips and tricks promising to make your life easier. The truth is, if you try them, some aren’t worth doing again (I’m looking at you, bread tag around the cable cords), while others become mainstays in your daily routine. It’s important to know where to go for information you can trust.
Good advice is what we do best at Canadian Living. Our Tested-till-perfect motto extends beyond the walls of the Test Kitchen to every one of our articles, too. Our editors are experts in their own right (I learn new things from them all the time!) and they’re constantly sleuthing even more must-know info from vetted pros. Our fact checkers double back to make sure everything is accurate— so, just like with our recipes, you can be confident our advice will work the same for you as it does for us. In every issue, you’ll find useful hacks from the Canadian Living team in each section that are as clever as they are game-changing.
It’s hard to pinpoint the best piece of advice I’ve ever received. My mom taught me to bunch up fabric in your palm before you buy it: If it wrinkles, skip it because it’s going to need regular ironing to keep looking good. A friend once showed me how to wrap the waist of a pair of jeans around your neck to check the fit if you’re too rushed to try them on. (I don’t question why this works; it just does.) Another microwaved a dishrag as I stood completely baffled, only to have it come out with all those icky sink smells vanquished. I now use these tricks of the trade over and over again in my daily life, and they just go to show that the best tips only get better when you share them.
I know we’re not the only ones with great advice, though. What are your triedand-true time-savers and ingenious tricks? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or let me know on Twitter (I’m @jeswatson).