Prime + Subscribe & Save = a Crazy Awesome Life Hack

I’ve shared some sweet life hacks in a previous post – 99 Problems But a Hack Ain’t One – and now I have a new fav… Subscribe & Save

Amazon needs no introduction. I’ll keep this short and sweet.

Prime is pretty cool. Free shipping changes online shopping quite a bit. Amazon has become my go-to when I need just about anything.

But Prime is only half the battle.

Subscribe  & Save is where the magic happens.

Setup a subscription for pretty much everything other than food. Set the frequency. Bam! Not another thought.

Walmart, Target, Costco. No need.

Set it and forget it. Save money. Save time.

I’m sure my UPS dude isn’t digging the extra boxes, but it’s a pretty awesome life hack.

I swear I don’t work for Amazon, but check out these sweet benes:

  • Save up to 15% on your entire order when you receive 5 or more subscriptions on your monthly delivery day
  • Receive free shipping on every Subscribe & Save shipment
  • Cancel at any time – there are no commitments, obligations, or fees
  • No upfront charges – pay only when the item is shipped

Gracias Amazon. Keep up the awesome.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Checklist. Especially Super Awesome Kid Checklists.

A quick update. We are now three weeks into our adventure with Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families.

Short story. It’s pretty awesome.

It’s a work in progress. One great change is our weekly Family Meeting. Still finding our groove and building habits, but a sweet reason for everyone to sit down and talk once a week. Perfect.

But the biggest impact is the checklist. The morning checklist rocks. Amazing how smoothly chores/habits are reinforced with a simple checklist.

We put our checklists on the fridge with dry-erase markers. Simple. Convenient. Easily accessible. And they use it every morning…with very little reminder. Huge change.

As Feiler points out, you can’t underestimate the power of the check-mark.

But checklists are especially radical when the kiddos write them. Check out these awesome to-do lists that Mashable shared…


Get dizzy. Sit down. Classic.

Get a checklist. They work.

Words of Wisdom: From Everest to Kindness

I like to share potent words of wisdom from time to time.

Here are couple more poignant ideas to add to the mental vault.

1. Fifty years ago, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest. He shares some pretty great thoughts about getting out to experience nature and being willing to fail.

2. I don’t know much about this George Saunders cat, but he gave a pretty awesome commencement address at Syracuse University. You can read the full speech on the New York Times, and here is a money quote Kottke highlighted…

Since, according to me, your life is going to be a gradual process of becoming kinder and more loving: Hurry up. Speed it along. Start right now. There’s a confusion in each of us, a sickness, really: selfishness. But there’s also a cure. So be a good and proactive and even somewhat desperate patient on your own behalf – seek out the most efficacious anti-selfishness medicines, energetically, for the rest of your life.