As an adult I have always accepted helpful household tips to ensure that things run smoothly. Some of those tips could make the difference between a fun evening with friends or settling down to dinner for one. My household has always been pretty basic, unlike a number of households today. The household appliances that I use are anything but fancy, however, they serve their purpose. As with most families I like to think that good times with the family is as important as having a happy home. My thinking is that a happy home makes for a less stressful lifestyle and stronger family ties.