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  • Frugal ways to reuse and organize
    Frugal ways to reuse and organize: Comforter bags can really come in handy
    We have all purchased a new comforter or what they call a bed-in-a-bag set of linens at one time or another. Those plastic bags that hold the blanket, comforter or sheet sets are made of a heavy duty plastic and have a zipper around the top or...
  • How to enjoy Autumn treasures with your children and grandchildren
    Enjoying Autumn treasures with children and grandchildren
    Ways to enjoy AutumnThe seasons have changed, and the days are growing shorter. It is a special time of the year, when we begin to feel a little wistful and nostalgic. It’s a time of the year when the weather begins changing, and we are...
  • Pet amenities, organizing, reorganizing and tiny tables
    Pet amenities, organizing, reorganizing and tiny tables
    Pet AmenitiesThe 27 housing developments that Standard Pacific Homes is buying and selling across the U.S. (from Florida to California) is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one (according to real estate officials,...
  • Make sure important papers dont get lost in your filing pile, organize them!
    Organizing information on your child with special needs - Part 2 of 2
    In the first part of this series, we learned about the types of records and information parents should gather on their children with special needs. Once you have gathered these documents together, it is time to organize them.There are several...
  • Organizing information about your child with special needs - Part 1 of 2
    Organizing information about your child with special needs - Part 1 of 2
    As parents of children with special needs we end up with lots of paperwork. Managing this paperwork is often overwhelming. This two-part series gives you tips on the types of information you need and how to organize it. When your child's...
  • Jill Martin
    Closet organizing products by Jill Martin for QVC
    QVC came by and said they had some terrific ideas for grad gifts, Mother's Day, wedding gifts and for someone moving into a first home or new apartment and that it could all be wrapped up in one name, Jill Martin.We said, "Do tell,"...
  • Dr. Lori Verderame Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser
    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tips for Home Organizing
    by Lori VerderameRecently, an audience member presented me with a list of some of the tips that I shared during an appraisal show that I presented. During my stage show, she had been taking copious notes as many folks do. As I appraise all of the...
  • Designer organizing tips to keep the child to adult's room a beautiful abode
    Designer organizing tips: Keep the child to adult's room its own beautiful abode
    Nothing makes the Queen or King of the household more happy than living in stress free and peaceful surroundings. Unfortunately when living with children, young adults and the man cave, their messy rooms often create screaming from the head-of-the...
  • Deborah Johnson
    Tackling the rooms we ignore...spring cleaning style
    Tackling the Rooms We Ignore…Spring Cleaning Style! Guest post by Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert for Merry MaidsSpring is here and warmer weather is hopefully here to stay, but with that comes time for spring cleaning. Merry Maids set...
  • Unclutter your life to gain peace
    Taking care of your household – and all that is in it - #3
    Are you, by nature, a messy person or do messes just seem to occur no matter where you go or how careful you try to be? This is the third in a series of articles geared towards assisting you in cleaning up the messes in your life,…at least...
  • Clutter-free
    Top 10 Tips: Cut Clutter From Your Life
    What do we know about our relationship to clutter? Obviously the more we understand its affect on us - where we get stuck and what prevents us from dealing with it - will go a long way in how to manage clutter and ultimately move it out of our...
  • Kickstarting your week: Do the hard things first
    Kickstarting your week: Do the hard things first
    Do the hard things firstKickstarting your week after a long weekend, perhaps even a week’s break or vacation, may seem antithesis to how you feel. However, sometimes, giving yourself a boost involves tackling the hardest things first. Once...
  • Organize filing system
    Preparing for spring cleaning
    Preparing for spring cleaning does not have to be the biggest feat of the year. The following are recommendations to transform this year’s spring cleaning into a smooth process that includes the entire family.Make a listThe first step to a...
  • Time to declutter the fridge
    Happy spring: Clean your clutter
    Thursday, March 20, 2014: The vernal (spring) equinox arrived last week to let us know that the days will once again be getting longer and, for that, we are pleased as punch.With longer, sunnier days comes the hope of renewal, rebirth — and...
  • Spring cleaning tips for a more beautiful life
    Spring cleaning tips for a more beautiful life
    Putting makeup on and doing your hair makes you feel pretty on the outside, yet we need things in our lives that make us feel beautiful on the inside too. Cleaning and organizing your house can turn into a second full-time career, so Household ...