01/07/2014 09:48 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

11 Kitchen Hacks That Make Cooking (And Life) So Much Easier

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It’s those little victories that can completely alter the course of our moods. Arriving at the station just in time to catch the train, a ten percent off coupon from Seamless waiting in our inbox, discovering the kids actually cleaned their rooms—all of these have the potential to change our outlook from grumpy to euphoric in five seconds flat. At the end of the day, life’s all about enjoying those simple pleasures and conveniences. And what’s more satisfying than a good time- and energy-saving shortcut? Being a busy mom means something always slips between the cracks. It’s inevitable. Which is why we need all the help we can get.

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