13. Arrange your kitchen cabinets so that lighter, easy-to-handle things are on the upper shelves and the heavier items are on the lower shelves.

14. Place your spices and canned goods on a lazy Susan. This allows you to easily spin to find those needed items instead of moving heavy canned goods around or having to move 10 items just to get the spice you need.

15. Try washing your dishes by hand. It is a welcome relief to soak in the warm soapy water. This will also help with joint mobility.

16. Freeze fresh herbs and spices in tablespoons, teaspoons and half-teaspoon measurements. Freeze these in water, milk, tea or cream. Also freeze tomato paste. Use an ice cube tray for the perfect measurement. Once frozen, place in marked bags in the freezer. The next time you need a teaspoon of basil, just grab a cube. This is a time saver and an energy saver.

17. To fill a water bath pan for cooking, put the pan in a cold oven and use a measuring cup to fill the pan. Then preheat the oven. This will bring the water up to temperature, and you won't need to maneuver a full pan of water into the oven.

18. Removing trash bags is a tough job. Buy a smaller can and bags that have handles. When it is time to be emptied, just slip your arms through the handles and pull the bag out.

19. Having problems whisking? Substitute a whisk for a handheld electric drink mixer. They are lightweight and have thick handles.

20. To wipe off countertops, buy thick sponges. They are easy to hold and relatively inexpensive. They also hold up well in the wash. You can probably get one week out of each sponge. Use it for two days and wash. Also make sure the sponge is stored where it can air dry after each use.