I have started a list--and would love for you to offer any insights, helpful hints, or wisdom that falls into the "if only someone had told me this" category. I fully intend to pass along the list--and if you are so inclined, stories that support the advice given, are deeply appreciated!
1. Empty the bottom row of your dishwasher first; then, if any water has accumulated on the dishes in the top row, it won't slosh off onto your once-dry dishes.
2. Never leave a pillar candle unattended.
3. Know how to use your fire extinguisher before you actually need to use it.