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Posted on Jul 17 2013 - 7:00am by Jessica Johnson
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  With its warm temps, stellar weather and relaxed vibe, there’s not much to complain about in summertime – except perhaps all the stuff that comes along with it. We’re talking beach toys, towels, flip-flops, bottles of sunblock, swim gear, sports equipment, and awkward pool noodles. If you’re like me, you’re bound to become buried under all this stuff...

Posted on Jul 15 2013 - 12:00pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Here is part 4 of the Summer Fun by the Weekday series – Jessica Johnson Shaving cream and popsicle sticks were all over my backyard after last week’s Water Wednesday, but I think it was well worth...

Posted on Jul 12 2013 - 10:18pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Tips for Cleaning Out that Winter Pile of Basement Clutter

  Like closets, drawers and attics, basements are a convenient place to store items that we don’t often use, but can’t seem to part with. We put these things down in the basement with plans to eventually retrieve them, only to leave them there for years. Unfortunately, basement clutter presents more than a few problems: That pile of clutter might include...

Posted on Jul 8 2013 - 10:59pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Here is Part 3 of the Summer Fun by the Weekday series – Jessica Johnson   We tried a new trail last week for our Trail Tuesdays, and can I just say that I am so glad we have a day dedicated to...

Posted on Jul 1 2013 - 10:32pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids.  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Thanks again, Anna.  – Jessica Johnson Did you have a Movie Monday? We decided last Monday to have a Netflix marathon. The weather was so beautiful, though, that I made the kids get outside and play...

Posted on Jun 24 2013 - 11:01pm by Jessica Johnson
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Last year, my friend Anna wrote an article for organizing summer with kids (see post here).  It was so fun, I asked her if she had any new ideas for this summer and she did! Thanks again, Anna.  – Jessica Johnson We’re starting to plan our summer already. Every day of the week will have a different “theme” that we can all participate in after we finish our...

Posted on Jun 10 2013 - 10:37pm by David Decker
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  Last year my friend Anna did a great job getting her family organized for summer so I asked her to write another article on her tips for summer fun. Thanks Anna.  – Jessica Johnson We’re starting to plan our summer already. Last year we made a huge list on a poster board of all of the things we wanted to do (see post here). It was great, but we’ve...

Posted on Jun 3 2013 - 10:00pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Get Organized! Babyproofing on a budget

  As with most things involving children, babyproofing can become an expensive ordeal. Alternately, with a little prioritization and a few basic supplies, the process can be cheap and simple. Some parents opt to install locks on everything and nail anything portable to the table. Others take a more laissez faire attitude, doing just the basics first and then...

Posted on May 22 2013 - 10:10pm by Dayna Hathaway
Comments Off on Get Organized! Babyproofing on a Budget

As with most things involving children, babyproofing can become an expensive ordeal. Alternately, with a little prioritization and a few basic supplies, the process can be cheap and simple. Some parents opt to install locks on everything and nail anything portable to the table. Others take a more laissez faire attitude, doing just the basics first and then waiting to see what potential hazards the baby discovers and taking action at that point. If you’re on the budget, the latter is the way to go. The first piece of useful advice is:...

Posted on May 20 2013 - 11:27pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Make the most of a small kitchen

  I recently moved into a new apartment that has a kitchen with about half the storage space—and floor space—as my previous one. For days, I was stuck unable to unpack several boxes because I simply had nowhere to store the gear inside. The kitchen has the distinction of being one of the most heavily used rooms in the house as well as usually one of the smallest....