4 Spring-Inspired Stress Relievers for Caregivers

This is a sponsored post for Vive Health. I have been compensated for sharing it with you. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

Don’t worry, this post isn’t an ambiguous guide to caregiver stress relief with vague tips like “Try not to stress so much.” Caregivers know that fighting stress and anxiety is key to maintaining mental and physical health – so you can stay in tip-top shape to take care of your loved one. It’s easier said than done, however. Get inspired with these 4 real-world, practical ideas that can truly get your spring off to a bright and stress-free start:

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4 Ways to Save Money in Less Than 5 Minutes

4 Ways to Save Money in Less Than 5 Minutes

Tip #1 – Huck cloths. These towels will not only replace your need for paper towels, they also absorb significantly better. I find these to be especially helpful for vomited formula. They will add a little to your laundry load, but not very much. I put them in a rinse cycle with the rest of my son’s vomit-drenched clothes, sheets, etc. before washing on a regular cycle.

Estimated savings: ~$20 / month after the initial investment. This will vary significantly from family to family. We probably saved more because of how frequently our son tends to vomit. We spent ~$45 on our towels and have had them for about a year.

Tip #2 – Slow Cooker. A lot of busy people end up ordering out because they simply don’t have the time or free hands to cook. Most of the things I use my slow cooker for, I would never be able to do otherwise OR they come out much better when they can spend more time over heat. It also makes it significantly easier to have food ready when you need it ready as it can easily stay on “warm” for an hour or two without negatively impacting the food in most cases.

Estimated savings: ~$70 / week if you eat out daily. It will probably be closer to ~$10 – $20 / week if you are already eating in, but the slow cooker allows you to buy and cook in larger quantity. You also may be able to buy less expensive dishes than you already prepare now that you have the additional cook time. For example, a roast with potatoes and carrots is an inexpensive staple which is much easier to prepare in a slow cooker.

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Cloth Diapering vs. Disposables, and Why I Use Both

Cloth Diapering vs. Disposables, and Why I Use Both

Cloth diapering is a lot of work sometimes. Every two days you have to do laundry. While this isn’t a difficult prospect for me because I have to do laundry every day, it would be a huge annoyance for many. My son gets sick, a lot. We measure the necessary size of his wardrobe by how many outfits he needs to get through a single day.

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