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What to Winterize Now, Soon or Later in Your Home

October 21, 2016

Pardon the interruption from enjoying fall, but a more frigid season is around the corner. There’s no need to rush to tackle every single winterizing task by next weekend. Instead, use this prioritized list to maximize your time, minimize your stress, and get back to your Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, stat! Now, You Should… Insulate…

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Top 5 Ways to Get Organized

September 15, 2016

You’ve gotten motivated to organize an area that’s driving you crazy, but you need a strategy to get started. That involves making decisions—something you avoid whenever possible. Well, help has arrived: Scroll through this list of organizing methods and select the one that best fits your situation. You’re halfway done! Organizing Method: Alphabetical order. Best…

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Expert Cleaning Hacks That Make Walls Sparkle

September 07, 2016

Dirty shoes, sporting gear, crayons, Sunday lasagna—they’ve all made lasting impressions on your walls. Fortunately, you may not need to apply a new coat of paint to erase the damage. You can restore your walls to mint condition by using the following expert hacks. For Scuffs Scuff marks are inevitable—and possibly the easiest to remove….

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Your Checklist For Less Stressful Mornings

September 05, 2016

Scrambled eggs burning in a skillet; kids ransacking the house in search of missing shoes and homework; rushed conversations with your spouse about conflicting schedules. … Mornings can bring a whirlwind of activity that generates a lot of stress. How do you keep from feeling dizzy and exhausted before breakfast? Start by making a checklist….

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Organize Your Child’s Room in 8 Steps

August 25, 2016

How many times have you spent hours decluttering your kid’s room, only to have the mess reappear two days later? It’s enough to drive any parent crazy! Gale Sitomer of G Sitomer Design shares her strategies to transform three trouble zones from tornado to tidy, before the new school year begins: In the Play Area…

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7 Things That Save My Camping Trips

August 19, 2016

Every summer, my husband and I pack our car, drive to a campsite, pitch our tent, and await nature-laden bliss. Instead of finding bliss, we’ve had our share of mishaps: one time, the “Most Anticipated Breakfast Ever” slid off our camp stove into the dirt; another time, an unexpected barrage of storms flattened our tent…

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