Even under the best of circumstances, moving is stressful. There’s so much to do and never enough time to do it. Your stuff seems to double overnight. It can be hard to keep yourself organized and calm during even the simplest of moves. But for kids, moving is an even bigger disruption. They may not understand why the move is happening, and their efforts to help in packing and other moving tasks may wind up creating more work. But with some preparation and attention to the process, moving with kids can be a smooth experience — or at least as smooth as any move can be! Read on for tips on moving with kids.[Read more…]
Summer means time in the backyard — barbequing, hanging out in the pool, or just enjoying the lazy days with friends and a cold beverage. Nothing can ruin a quiet summer evening more than mosquitoes! Remembering to put on layers of repellent is annoying, and treating those itchy bites is equally so. Not to mention the risk of West Nile virus! Keep mosquitoes from ruining your outdoors time with these tips and tricks.
Is your purse feeling a little heavy? Or are you tired of feeling like you’re on an archaeological dig every time you need to find something in your bag? If you carry a purse or bag on the daily, it’s likely you have just about anything you could possibly need in there — along with a few things that you forgot you even had. Organizing the inside of your purse can literally lighten the load on your shoulders and back, and it will make it much easier to go about your day efficiently and able to find the things you need. Read on for some tips on organizing the inside of your purse.[Read more…]
A new school year is almost here, and along with it comes the new school supply list. It seems like those lists get longer (and more expensive) each year. And if you’re like most people, you discover that you already had many of the things on your child’s list — after you’ve already bought new items. Keeping your school supplies organized will help you and your child not only know what you have and be able to find what’s needed quickly and easily, but will also save you money since you won’t have to purchase duplicate items. Read on for some ways to organize your school supplies for the new school year.