Posts Tagged ‘organize’

Mastering Kitchen Clutter

The holiday season will soon be upon us and that means a ton of time spent in the kitchen preparing holiday meals and family gatherings. Before the busy months of cooking and parties come is the time to take a fresh eye to your kitchen cleaning and clear away the clutter.

Cleaning away messes now will give you the space for trying out new recipes, DIY gift ideas and memories with the whole family. To help you get started on your kitchen clutter now, we’ve put together a list of tips for cleaning kitchen clutter that will help prepare your home for the season ahead.

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The Effects of Clutter (and how to manage it)

As the confetti flew and the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, resolutions were made and announced for all to hear. For some reason, we think each year is going to be the year something changes, and while for some that is true, for most… it’s a lofty goal never to be met. Aside from wishing for wealth, happiness, or your ‘best’ body, simplifying your life is often a top goal; more time to do the things you want to do and less time spent worrying about your current situation. One of the first places many people start is within their own home. Clutter not only keeps you in the past, but it also keeps you from living in the present day. If you’re looking for a push to de-clutter your home, perhaps the following six reasons clutter affects your well-being will be the gentle nudge to get organizing, purging, and donating!

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Keepsake Bins: Organizing Your Child’s School & Art Work

Masterpiece after masterpiece has been posted to your refrigerator door. Second grade poems of “Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re my mom, and I love you!” and finger painted butterflies have been strewn on intricately designed clotheslines on your walls (thanks, Pinterest!), or placed in frames to be displayed for a short while until the next A+ comes along. While it is so important to display your child’s hard work and creativity, we know the question on every parent’s mind when another piece comes home stuffed inside their backpack — Am I supposed to save e v e r y t h i n g? The answer is no, but there is an efficient way that you can save the important pieces all in one place where they will be kept safe and organized for you and your child to look back on for years to come. 

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Prepping Dinner for the Week Ahead

Prepping Dinner for the Week Ahead

What are we going to make for dinner?  Your stomach may be rumbling, you hear this question in your head, and then maybe from your husband or child.  You have worked hard all day long and DINNER is the last thing you want to think about.  You are not alone in this thinking and we have been there!  Instead of worrying about your weekly meals, use the following suggestions and take the stress out of planning dinner throughout the week!  

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Creating a Mom’s Group


Being a part of a mom’s group is an excellent way for children to begin friendships-learning skills and building their self esteem, as well as yours! In those early months of being a new mom, being a member of any group may just be exactly what you need. Not only is it a great way to have your child interact with other children, but it allows you to get out and interact with other adults. What should you do if no one you know holds one? Read on to find how you (yes, you!) can create your very own successful mom’s group that everyone will enjoy.

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Nesting With Flair

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Nesting: it’s that burst of energy you get sometime during the last month of your pregnancy. For some women it comes with the desire to cook, and for others it comes as the need to clean and organize, stock up on essentials, or “bed down” in preparation for the birth of your new baby. It can sometimes be hard to know where to start or how to use this great burst of energy to your best advantage. So, here are some ideas to help make your nesting period as productive as possible.

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6 Kitchen Hacks

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Have you ever said to yourself “Why didn’t I think of that”? Of course you have. We all have! We’ve all come across that ingenious idea for which we’d love to take credit. But in the end, does it really matter? You’ve discovered a way to save yourself time, money and most importantly your sanity. You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of 6 handy tips to use in the kitchen to make your life just a little bit easier.

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5 Time Saving Tips for Your Morning Routine

Back to school! Whether that phrase inspires cheers or tears in your home, it’s about that time; it’s nearly here. With a new school year comes a fresh start. Be more than just ready; be on time! Follow our tips and learn how to turn your home into a well oiled morning machine. You’ll thank us as you pull up to school a few minutes early, sipping coffee from your to-go cup, waving goodbye and blowing a few kisses to the kiddos through a smile after an enjoyable morning of getting ready to go.

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Protecting Your Photo Memories

With digital cameras it’s easy to accumulate thousands of digital photos. Photos can be one of your most valuable and irreplaceable items, so you should protect them! It’s a fact that hard drives crash – the question is not if they will, but when. There are a range of storage options available, but which storage solution is right for your collection? Read on for a discussion of different options and tips on storing, protecting, and archiving your photos.

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FUNctional Family System by Erin Condren

Keeping a household running smoothly is not an easy task. There are many dates to remember, meals to plan, chores to complete and information to remember. How do we do it all? Everyone develops their own system but it is not always easy, or pretty either. We have just discovered a really FUN new way for you to keep it all together and get your family in on the planning too. It’s the FUNctional Family system by Erin Condren!

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Proper Food Placement Within Your Fridge

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If you’re like most people, putting food in the refrigerator is like a big game of tetris. Unless you have shelled out the big sum of money for a gourmet refrigerator that promises to keep all the spaces at an even temperature, chances are your food may be getting exposed to climates that may not be ideal. Keep reading to find out where you should keep your food, and how to properly store it.

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