Stuff to save time.

Not just for bras
Use a lingerie bag as a dishwasher item saver. Keep mini Tupperware lids, baby-bottle caps, and other small items from falling through the dishwasher rack.

Make a wish
Send out all the birthday cards for the month at the beginning of the month. Receiving a card a little early is better than not receiving one at all.

I call him "Choppy"
Stow a small paper shredder near the mail to destroy credit card offers and "checks." It is important to shred everything with your information on it, especially now. A down economy equals more identify theft. (InnoDesk hand-held shredder, $16, www.amazon.com).