6 Smart Summer Storage Solutions

Sadly, summer is coming to an end. The air is getting cooler and signaling that it’s now time to put away all of the bikes, beach towels, pool toys, and other summer gear until next year.

So, where does it all go? Likely, into your garage, basement, attic or shed, or a spare closet if you’ve got one. The first [...]

10 Organizing Tips for Back to School Success

It’s that time of year. If you have kids; you know what I am talking about. The days are shorter, the nights cooler and the first day of school is just around the corner.

With the kids at home all summer, staying organized probably feels utterly impossible. Now throw getting prepared for back to school into the mix and you’ve [...]

Cleaning Tips Before an Extended Vacation

We’re looking forward to those final summer vacations this year! Packing and prepping for a vacation can be stressful. The last thing you want to think about before going on the vacation of your dreams is cleaning your home. But if you don’t think about a few strategic spots that need your attention, you will come home to a [...]

Summer Storage Tips for College Students

Once the college dorms clear out for summer break, all of the laundry, sports equipment, bedding, school supplies and other items are headed right back home to your house! Your child may have left home in the fall organized, fresh and new, but they are often returning jumbled and soiled after the haphazard dash to move out and stuff [...]

Seasonal Closet Organization

Spring is here! That means it’s time to put away all of those bulky coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, and boots. Winter wear and gear take up so much more space. So, spring clean and organize your closets and let them breathe again!

The first step in organizing any space is to declutter. As you put away your winter gear, consider [...]

How to organize and store holiday decorations

The holidays are hectic enough without any adding disorganization to the mix. If the experience of packing up the holidays is chaotic, messy, time consuming, or space consuming people tend to do it haphazardly, robbing from the joy of unpacking it next year and making future pack-ups worse. If this is you, here are some tips to organize and [...]

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    Smoke alarms: How to clean them, when to maintain them, where to install them

Smoke alarms: How to clean them, when to maintain them, where to install them

Smoke alarms: a How-to Guide
A fire fighter once told me, “The best way to survive a fire is to prevent it. If you can’t prevent it, you want to use early detection as your shield.”  Early detection means having smoke alarms properly installed throughout your home and maintaining them regularly. These small devices will save your life, but [...]

Deep Cleaning the Kitchen – Part 1

Once in a separate building altogether, kitchens have become the centerpieces of our homes today.  They are now meant for living, not just cooking.  Some modern kitchens have open floor plans that include a great room and a fireplace and some even flow outdoors. But regardless of whether your kitchen dated or updated, it is probably the place where [...]

Organize the Kitchen for Food Allergy Safety

If you or someone in your household has food allergies, then organizing your kitchen is essential to keep everyone safe! Organize your kitchen cabinets, pantry and fridge to ensure that no one accidentally eats anything that they are allergic to. In this case, an organized kitchen could literally save someone’s life!

The first step in organizing your kitchen for food [...]

Recycling guide – how to get rid of stuff the green way

 

Did you know that the average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash a day! Think about it – with over 318 million people in the U.S., we throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash each day! Yes, billion!

Thankfully more and more people are looking for recycling options for things that were formerly destined for the landfill.

Had enough of your stuff? [...]