Being a parent is ultimately rewarding, but also can be tiresome and challenging to say the least. Instead of enduring the hardships with a frown, there are genius hacks that are guaranteed to help make a parent's life easier. So the next time your children put their shoes on the wrong feet or their pacifier falls on the floor, remember, there's a hack that will solve that. 

1. Using too many cups? Try  magnet cups for easy access to the same one

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2. Cover a picnic table in decorative oilcloth to make a stain resistant play space 

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3. Left foot, right foot

A sticker in each shoe will help your toddler determine which shoe goes where!
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4. Keep pacifiers sanitary by storing them in plastic cups when on the go

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5. A mix of dish soap, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will get out food stains 

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6. Make a mark on the wall indicating the limit to how much toilet paper your child should use

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7. Selling girl scout cookies? Carry them in a plastic container

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8. A rubber band will teach your children how to grip a pencil 

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9.  Can you spare a penny? Make some tap dancing shoes 

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10. A sticker can indicate to your kids where to stay while in the parking lot. No wandering off!

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11. Inflatable pools can make a large and safe play area 

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12. Keep the hair on dolls soft with a mix of fabric softener and water

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13.  Shower caddies make for mess free eating in the car 

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14. Put a sheet over a crib when outside to keep mosquitoes out 

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15. An egg carton can help with card games 

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16. Glue on the bottom of shoes will help prevent your children from slipping

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17. Prevent kids from sneaking out with this trap

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18.  Don't mix up clothing - use the "dot" method to remember what clothing belongs to which child

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19.  Prepare a wallet with things to occupy your children, such as pens and colored paper

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20. Jello popsicles = no melty mess 

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21. Camera bags have the perfect compartments to double as diaper bags 

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22. Padlock plugs so kids can't plug the electronic in...perfect for a grounding

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23. Use a plastic cup for safe sparkler fun 

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