kitchen confidential

Chew on this: did you know that the kitchen is the most used room in most homes? With all of that activity, chances are there are probably more than a few items in your kitchen taking up valuable space and collecting dust—which can be a sure recipe for clutter. Time for a clean sweep! It’s…

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start the morning off right

Are you struggling every morning to get everyone out the door? Here are two systems you can put in place today to save time tomorrow. 1) Create a space for each child by the door to hold the stuff they will need for school each day such as their backpack, homework and lunch. Everything should…

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back to school

Get organized this school year with these 3 tips: 1) Organize your “drop zone”. This is where everyone drops their stuff when they walk in the door. Hang hooks for backpacks and coats and set up shoe cubbies. 2) Don’t let school papers pile up. Create a portfolio for those items you want to hold…

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travel light

Do you find yourself constantly overpacking? Here are three tips for traveling light: Purchase trial size toiletries when you arrive at your destination. When coordinating outfits try to choose pieces you can you can mix and match. Have a checklist of things you want to bring, so you will be sure not to forget anything.

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quick cleanup

Do you find yourself constantly picking up things around the house? Scrambling to hide things in closets before guests come over? Make cleaning up a snap with these three easy tips: 1) Use bins and baskets as a way to corral items that have been left around the house and need to be put away.…

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protect your identity

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million U.S. residents have their identities stolen every year.  Here are 3 tips to protect your identity: 1) Check you credit frequently. You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three nationwide credit bureaus every year at www.annualcreditreport.com. You can access…

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gift wrap in a snap

Wrapping all of those gifts this holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful. Check out these supplies for making wrapping easy and fun. A good pair of scissors and wrapping tape make presents look pretty. Gift wrap paper storage box to store seasonal gift wrap to ensure it does not get damaged. High-quality gift wrap that…

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don't let time fly by

Do you find that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done? Even if you make the time to do important tasks, if you are not properly managing your time, you will find that as time passes you are actually getting little work done. Here are three tips to better manage…

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well-organized makeup

If you are constantly searching for your favorite lipstick or eye shadow in your overflowing stash of cosmetics, it’s time to make over your makeup collection. Here are four steps to getting your cosmetics organized. 1) Get rid of old cosmetics. If you can’t remember purchasing it or don’t remember that last time you wore…

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