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Organized Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping woes ’Tis the season to start wrapping gifts, and the stress of that chore can wreck your good mood. Unless you have things gift wrapped at the store, it’s something you’ll have to do. Here are some tips to organize your gift wrapping. Getting Started Doing all of your wrapping at once rather […]

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Oh my! Thanksgiving is just around the corner

Thanksgiving is already upon us. The kids come home, bring their families. Friends come over. You have to cook a big dinner. How can you do it all and stay organized through the weekend? Start with a game plan Take a look around your home with an objective eye. Try to see what others see […]

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Lessons Learned from Burglary

NOVEMBER 2016 “Better safe than sorry.”                      Parents worldwide   Read on to see how you can be safer in your home! What I Wish I Had Known On Monday morning, October 17th, we were the unfortunate victims of a burglary. At about 5:00 am, someone(s) […]

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Organizing the household bills

Household bills – we’ve all got them Whether you are tech savvy or not, organizing the household bills is a chore that can be simplified and streamlined. We all have payments that need to be made on a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis. Online banking and bill paying Most banks have online bill paying. It’s […]

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Downsizing for cash

Need to downsize? If you need a little extra cash and are either moving into a smaller place or just want to clear out a few closets, there are new ways other than yard sales, swap meets or flea markets. Websites or mobile apps for selling your stuff are available to help. Many of these […]

autumn closet change

Time for an autumn closet change

Autumn closet change Baltimore weather can be unpredictable. We can have a snowstorm in October and other times it’s 90° with 99% humidity. You just never know. At some point, you will need to change over your closet for fall. Here are some tips to make the autumn closet change a little easier. The best […]

using a home office comes with its own challenges

Achieving an orderly home office

Messy home office? Use of a home office is very popular among entrepreneurs, mompreneurs and small businesses. Having an office in your home saves commuting time and paying for office space. At the same time, it can be difficult to separate the office from the home. You may have to share your office space either with someone […]

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Favorite Day of the Week – August Tips & Tricks

“To gain the treasure, you must leave the trash.” – Eric Samuel Timm Wanna Have Some Fun? When I was growing up, my brothers and I would sometimes whine to my mother that we were bored. She would respond with, “Wanna have some fun?” and we’d say “YES!” and she’d respond with, “Go clean your […]

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Ready for school?

School days ahead Summer is drawing to a close and it’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. Time to get a handle on schedules, study time, after school activities and everything else that comes with the territory. Get a jump on things by starting the process now to stay organized throughout […]

not enough room? does your home feel tiny?

Making room: organizing in cramped quarters

There’s no room! No matter what size home you have, there never seems to be enough room. People who own expansive estates still have trouble keeping clutter at bay. It’s all about your perspective. Baltimore households these days often include a grandparent or other extended family member. With the added people, homes feel like they […]