Home Organization

How To Clean Granite Countertops In 3 Easy Steps

This post is sponsored by Granite Gold. Stone care products by Stone Care Experts. Natural-stone countertops are a popular choice of material for homeowners when it comes to adding value and beauty to their property. While natural stone is a hard, durable surface, its metamorphic properties are susceptible to various elements and wear and tear. …

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Looking for creative and clever ways to stay organized as we head into the busy fall season? Check out these smart storage solutions!

5 Brilliant Storage Solutions Your Family Needs to Stay Organized

With the summer coming to an end, book bags will be replacing beach bags and the jam-packed days of school, extracurriculars, and sports will be filling up the calendar.  Before you know it, the holidays will be here, adding even more things to your growing to-do list! It’s more important than ever to stay organized …

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Put a stop to back to school morning madness with these 5 clever storage solutions to keep organized this fall! Check them out!

5 Smart Storage Solutions to Keep Organized This Fall

Eliminate the morning madness with some simple storage solutions to keep the whole family on track. Here are a few of our favorite items to keep you organized from the living room to the kitchen and everywhere in between. Ever notice how shoes only go missing when you’re already running late? Or how you put …

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Keep track of all your kids' stuff this summer with Name Bubbles! Enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

NameBubbles Are Parents’ Must-Have Accessory of the Season +$100 Name Bubbles Gift Card Giveaway!

Thank you Name bubbles for sponsoring this giveaway! If you want to sponsor giveaways, send us an email at: info@ourfamilyworld.com If you’re sending your kids to summer camp this year or planning any beach or theme park trips, we have THE must-have accessory of the season for you. They’re called Name Bubbles, and they make …

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These vintage housekeeping tips stood the test of time for a good reason! Check them out and clean like your great-greats!

5 Vintage Housekeeping Tips That Stood the Test of Time + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by S.O.S. to celebrate their 100th Birthday! All opinions are our own. When you look back at the history of housekeeping, we’ve really come a long way. A century ago, our great-great-grandparents were still doing all their laundry by hand with a washboard and dragging their dishes outside after …

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Spring cleaning with kids? Yep, it can be done! Check out our parenting tips and hacks for cleaning up all those wonderful messes your kids leave behind!

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Hacks for Parents

Spring cleaning with kids? Yep, it can be done! When you have kids, it’s hard to find the time to keep up with laundry, cleaning, and clutter around the house. This can be a real problem. Why? The answer is simple. Kids tend to be pretty good at getting dirty and making messes. From crayon …

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Who could use a few new food hacks to make life simple? I know I could! Check out these 9 tips & tricks to save time and money in the kitchen!

9 Food Hacks to Make Life Simple

Who could use a few new food hacks to make life simple? I know I could! Have you ever stopped to think how many hours you spend in the kitchen each week? Between making healthy breakfasts for your kids, packing school lunches and whipping up dinner, it’s probably a lot more time than you think. You …

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9 Genius Laundry Room Hacks That Save Both Time and Money

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been a big fan of laundry day. I can’t think of anyone who says “yay, it’s time to wash that mountain of clothes!” Over the years, I’ve tried out many different laundry hacks to help make the task a little less daunting. While nothing can make you feel …

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Get Organized: Declutter Your Living Room and Regain Space

Looking for tips on how to declutter your home and regain some space? We’re delighted to share these awesome hacks from self-taught handyman Jeff E. Brown!  Your living room doesn’t feel very welcoming and relaxing? Then it’s time to make some changes. You want to make this a space where you can relax and unwind, and …

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7 Tools to Help Conquer Your Baking Challenges

With Back-to-School bake sales, Halloween, and the Holidays approaching faster than we know it, baking season is about to be in full swing. I absolutely love baking. I’ll be honest with you, I can’t cook very well at all, but I can bake a pretty mean cookie…as long as I have the right tools! I’ve …

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Looking for fabulous ways to redo your teenage girl's bedroom? Check out these five teen home decor ideas we found to help you get started.

5 Bedroom Decor Ideas Your Teen Daughter Will Love

Thinking about redoing your teenage girl’s bedroom? Check out these 5 ideas that she’ll love! Bedroom decor is a big decision! Your daughter’s room is transforming from the little girl theme you had picked out for her to something that shows she is growing up. Something that really reflects her unique personality. Redoing her room …

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What would you say if I told you that you could actually be rewarded for doing your laundry? How about if I told you that you could even win $10,000 just for washing your dirty clothes? Well, that's exactly what I'm telling you! The Arm & Hammer™ Laundry Rewards Program actually turns something you have to do at least once a week into a rewarding experience that could earn you fabulous prizes! Are you excited? I know I am!

Get Rewarded for Doing Laundry with Arm & Hammer + $10,000 Sweepstakes!

What would you say if I told you that you could actually be rewarded for doing your laundry? How about if I told you that you could even win $10,000 just for washing your dirty clothes? Well, that’s exactly what I’m telling you! The Arm & Hammer™ Laundry Rewards Program actually turns something you have …

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If you have small children, you know the keeping everything organized can sometimes be a huge challenge right? So, what do you do? You head to the store and spend hundreds of dollars on storage solutions, right? Wrong! Here are some great organizing hacks for small children to keep things organized and save you some cash as well.

7 Organizing Hacks for Life with Small Children

If you have small children, you know the keeping everything organized can sometimes be a huge challenge right? So, what do you do? You head to the store and spend hundreds of dollars on storage solutions, right? Wrong! Here are some great organizing hacks for small children to keep things organized and save you some …

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Believe it or not, dental floss isn’t just for flossing your teeth anymore. You can actually use it in tons of time saving and organizing hacks around your house! Considering that you can grab a container of floss for around a buck, these tricks can really help save you money too. Don't you love it when you can repurpose something inexpensive like that? I know I do! Here are some of the best dental floss hacks.

7 Must-Know Dental Floss Hacks That Save Time & Money

Believe it or not, dental floss isn’t just for flossing your teeth anymore. You can actually use it in tons of time saving and organizing hacks around your house! Considering that you can grab a container of floss for around a buck, these tricks can help save you money too. Don’t you love it when …

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9 Brilliant Uses for Eggshells for Your Home & Garden!

Today we’re sharing our favorite home hacks for eggshells! Next time you crack that egg open don’t toss that eggshell into the trash. There are so many other uses for eggshells than just protecting the inside of the egg. Every time you whip up that delicious omelet, put the shells aside in a bag or …

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7 Organizing Hacks to Bust through Clutter & Stress

Clutter got you stressed out? You definitely need the organizing hacks that help you get organized! Clutter can distract you and weigh you down; it causes chaos in your life. Here are some tips to help you declutter your life and get rid of any unnecessary stress. Related: 7 Bedroom Organizing Hacks to Turn Your Room into …

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Embarrassed by the nasty aroma coming from your favorite sneakers? Check out these 9 great cleaning hacks to reduce shoe odors!

9 Cleaning Hacks That Will Stop Stinky Shoe Odors in Their Tracks!

As much as we don’t want to admit it, I think we can all use cleaning hacks to reduce shoe odors in our lives! Stinky feet are just a fact of life when they spend an entire day confined to a shoe. It doesn’t matter how much you clean your feet or how many scented …

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7 Money-Saving Hacks to Save Your Damaged Clothes

It’s hard enough to find clothes I love. To see them ruined within five minutes because of something so silly, like a little slip of the hand while drinking my coffee, well, that just makes me crazy! So I’ve armed myself with a few great organization hacks for damaged clothes, that way I don’t have …

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Save time and even money by using your microwave for more than just reheating leftovers. Check out our favorite awesome microwave hacks!

9 Absolutely Awesome Microwave Hacks that Will Save You Time

Ready to shave time off your meal prep with a few awesome microwave hacks? Just about everyone has a microwave in their home these days. It is probably one of the most used appliances in your kitchen. It’s a quick and convenient way to heat up leftovers, reheat that morning coffee and even make a …

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When it comes to organizing hacks, the Swiffer is one of our favorite tools, but refills can be costly. Check out our DIY Swiffer hacks to save on refills!

5 Genius Swiffer Hacks to Save Money on Refills

  When it comes to cleaning and organizing hacks, the Swiffer is one of our favorite tools for getting the work done in a hurry. Whether you’re going with the wet or dry mop, the genius invention makes fast work of dealing with just about every mess under the sun. Yet so many of us …

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5 Cleaning Hacks for Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick

*This post was sponsored by Home Depot, all opinions are my own. Keeping your family healthy is not easy any time of the year, but I have found this year extra tough. With the temperatures changing from snow to spring in the same week, everyone seems to be catching a cold. My daughter has had …

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11 Surprisingly Simple Money Savers & Organizing Hacks for a Better Life & Planet

These days, it’s not enough to just find organizing hacks to save time, we also want to help keep our planet “people friendly” for our future generations. When you can combine money or time-saving hacks with ways to reuse things you already have or reduce your use of natural resources, you’re saving two birds with one …

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Of all the room in my house in need of organizing hacks, my bedroom cries out the loudest! I need a sanctuary, not a storage room for overflow from the rest of the house! Check out these bedroom organization hacks to finally get the retreat you deserve.

7 Bedroom Organizing Hacks to Turn Your Room into the Sanctuary You Deserve

  Of all the areas in my house, my bedroom is most in need of organizing hacks. You’d think it would be the easiest to keep clean. After all, I pretty much only sleep and get dressed in there! Somehow, though, it gets out of control faster than any other room in the house. Between …

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7 Arts & Crafts Supplies Storage Hacks for Simpler Organizing

My daughter loves making crafts, but her supplies get out of control fast! I’ve been working on teaching her how to organize arts and crafts supplies with these storage hacks that are so simple; even kids can do them. After all, nothing ruins a good crafting session faster than reaching into your supplies to find …

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Got a mountain of never-ending laundry? Check out these Laundry Hacks that will totally save your life...or at least a little of your time. Let's face it, we'll never get away from doing laundry, so we might as well make the best of it!

7 Laundry Hacks That Will Save Your Life (or At Least Your Time!)

Today we’re talking about a few laundry hacks that will make your life so much easier! Laundry is one of those things that just NEVER seems to be done. How can it be? We wear clothes every day, right? So we perpetually have dirty laundry. If you have a big family, you can easily end …

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7 Clever Hacks For An Organized Fridge

Seriously, it’s time to have an organized fridge in my kitchen. The other day I went looking for  my favorite BBQ sauce. Some people are ketchup people, but I prefer a tangy, Carolina style BBQ sauce as my all-purpose condiment. I went searching past the cheese sticks, past some half wilted lettuce and somehow took a …

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11 Ideas To Organize With Dollar Store Items Now

The dollar store should be your starting place when you are organizing your house.  It’s a great way to try a new organization system before buying fancy bins, or just to make thing tidy quickly. If you are not already popping by, you need to plan a trip to the dollar store stat to make …

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How To Pick A Budget Friendly Office Chair When You Have Back Pain

If you have a bad back, raise your hand? Seriously it seems everyone I know complains of back pain these days from long days in office chairs and, of course, old sports injuries. It makes for a better story if your past back injury happened when you were playing rugby and the other team hit …

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THE MOST Comfortable Office Chairs For Long Workdays Under $150

If you spend more than a few hours in an office chair every day, you will find it is taking a toll on your back. Seriously, remember when you were just starting in the workplace and you were thrilled to have your first desk? That chair you excitedly typed away in might just send you …

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Clean Your House Naturally with ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda

This post is sponsored by the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda. All opinions are our own. I’m always looking for great natural cleaning solutions. Not only are they better for the environment, but they also tend to be more cost-effective. I’m also really sensitive to certain chemicals, like ammonia and bleach. They …

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Wrangle all those dinosaurs, blocks and bears with these creative & inexpensive DIY kids toys storage ideas!

Crazy-Simple DIY Toy Storage Ideas for De-Cluttering the Playroom

Clearing out the clutter in your home can be a daunting task. However when it comes to your child’s room, it can be downright horrific. Luckily there are some extraordinary toy storage ideas for your kid’s room that will offer you and your little one with more space to play and more time for shenanigans. …

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The Hands-Down Most Rockin’ Waffle Makers on the Planet

  Lately, I’ve been researching the best waffle makers so I can update my old iron that’s seen better days. I’ve seen many fantastic ways to use waffle makers, and I’m not just talking about breakfast waffles either. Did you know you could make sandwiches, cakes and even whole dinners in the right waffle maker? It’s …

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A slow cooker can become your best friend in the kitchen, especially if you are constantly on the go. Check out what you need to know before buying one!

Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Slow Cooker

A slow cooker can become your best friend in the kitchen, especially if you are constantly on the go. It is an appliance that is convenient because you cook everything in one pot and you can leave it cooking on low heat all day without having to constantly monitor it. Obviously,  slow cookers do not chop …

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Gorgeous Pottery Barn Inspired Decor For Your Bedroom On A Budget

*Affiliate links included below. Right now I am completely re-evaluating the style of my bedroom since we are moving.  This is not a tiny move, we are moving over 11hours away. When you are packing everything you own, it makes you seriously re-evaluate the whole room pretty quickly. Suddenly you notice the comforter set has …

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Refresh your living room home decor with a modern West Elm look. We have taken high-end home decor ideas and made them budget friendly!

Beautiful Home Decor Ideas: West Elm Living Room For Less

I have been keeping my eye out for some great home decor looks to refresh my living room. Our family has a big move coming up very soon, and that always means it is a great time to change up the entire look of your house! Even if you are not moving like I am, …

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Whether you're shopping for a new apartment or replacing an old unit, check out our guide to choosing the best countertop microwaves for your home!

Top 5 Best Countertop Microwaves for Your Home

A couple months ago, I found myself spending hours exploring the best countertop microwaves. Here’s the long story short: it was the night before a big family gathering and I was nuking a bowl of soup to fuel me while I finished cleaning. I had a built-in model, you know, the “over-the-stove” type that is …

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Salt crystal lamps offer a multitude of beneficial qualities. Learn how to purify your air and detox your house using salt crystal lamps

How to Detox Your House Using Salt Crystal Lamps

Having been described as an ancient healing remedy for virtually any malady for centuries, salt crystal lamps offer a multitude of beneficial qualities. Ranging from light therapy to negative ion advantages, salt crystal lamps have possessed exquisite mystically healing properties since the dawn of time. Related: Five Ways to Lower Energy Costs In the Home How …

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April Showers Bring May Flowers...and Lots of Mud! Check out a few tips for keeping your home and laundry smelling fresh and clean with Arm & Hammer!

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Lots of Mud!

This post is brought to you by Church & Dwight. Spring is finally, finally, FINALLY here! Right? No more snow peeking around the corner? I mean, we did have a few last-minute storms, so who knows?  We’re into the first full week of April, so I think it’s safe to say that spring has sprung. …

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Container Gardening TIps For New Gardeners

Container Gardening Tips For New Gardeners

  As Spring approaches and warm temperatures get us outside again, it is time to start thinking about growing your own fresh herbs and vegetables.  We have pulled together some of our top Container Gardening Tips For New Gardeners to help you get started this year.  Not only can you enjoy the fruits of your …

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Get Your Outdoor Entertaining Gear Organized in a Flash

  Find yourself needing some organization? Organizing outdoor entertaining gear is a great way to get more organized, and keep your belongings in tip top shape! Following these tips for organizing outdoor entertaining gear can help quite a bit and the products here can be extremely beneficial for your organized stash of outdoor goodies! Amazing …

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Spring Cleaning Essentials from Dollar General

Spring Cleaning Essentials: What Do You REALLY Need?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Even though it may not feel like it, warmer weather is coming soon. That means it’s time to stock up on your spring cleaning essentials! I know my house definitely needs a good cleaning after being cooped …

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Container Garden Supplies

Start Gardening Now With These Container Garden Supplies

It’s not too early to Start Gardening Now With These Container Garden Supplies.  Grab supplies, an idea of what you want to grow and start preparing for a year of fresh vegetables grown right in your home, back yard or on your front porch.  Container gardens are tons of fun to create for your family …

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Parrot's Flower Power

Gardening Made Easy with Parrot’s Flower Power

Tech and plants is not a new thing in the commercial plant growing space but it sure is when talking about taking care of plants on your balcony! Plant tech had quite a few new gadgets pop up over the last year and one of the coolest is Parrot’s Flower Power. Great Gardening Prep Ideas …

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Don't waste money on wilted lettuce and herbs! Check out our tips to keep your greens longer so you can enjoy them in delicious recipes!

What is the Best Way To Keep Your Greens Longer?

Trying to keep your greens and herbs as fresh and long as possible can be tricky.  Nothing is worse than purchasing these fragile greens and a day later not being able to use them.  Not all greens are created equal.  Just like fruits, different greens need to be cared for and stored differently to be …

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Don't let those expensive fruits and veggies go to waste before you use them in your healthy recipes! Check out our tips to make your produce last longer!

How to Make Your Produce Last Longer for Your Delicious Healthy Recipes

  Today we’re sharing some It’s no secret that adding more fresh fruits and veggies to your diet is a good thing. The drawback, though, is that you need to use them up quickly so they don’t go to waste. When produce goes bad before it can be use it’s a waste of resources and …

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Create a winter car emergency kit with inexpensive supplies from Dollar General and items you already have in your home.

How to Create a Useful Winter Car Emergency Kit

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. If you live in a cold and snowy region, creating a winter car emergency kit is pretty much essential. Given the fact that it just snowed a foot in parts of Texas, I’d say it’s essential even …

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Don't miss these 7 Tips For A Super Organized Kitchen to help you get a great start on home organization this year! Being organized also helps save money!

7 Tips For A Super Organized Kitchen

As the new year officially begins, it’s time to start thinking about organizing your home.  These 7 Tips For A Super Organized Kitchen are sure to help you get on track with ease.  This year you can easily tackle the challenge of organizing your kitchen by setting things up to navigate with ease.  Not only …

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Looking for ways to stay warm & lower energy costs? Check out our guide on how to winterize your home! These easy winter tips don't require much work for a big payoff.

How To Winterize Your Home & Save on Heating Costs

Winter is coming and is sure to bring plenty of cold and blustery weather. Before it gets here, though, you need to take some time to winterize your home and prepare it for the cold. Winterizing your home is a project that will make your house more cozy during the winter months and save you …

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Tired of waking up achy from old Mr. Lumpy? Check out our tips on how to choose the best mattress & finally get the good night of sleep you deserve!

Say So Long to Mr. Lumpy with Our Tips to Choose the Best New Mattress

Tired of waking up achy and wondering how to choose the best mattress so you can finally upgrade Mr. Lumpy.  If you’re not thinking about it, perhaps you should be!  When was the last time you bought a new mattress?  If you can’t remember, then you are overdue!  Generally speaking you want to purchase a …

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Foods You Should Never Freeze

Freezing THESE Foods Could Result in DISASTER!

Did you know that there are certain foods you should never freeze? Food handling can be a touchy subject and one that we may think we know a lot about.  Often times information we know has been passed down from our mothers and grandmothers, and let’s face it, they may not have always been right! …

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Don't let your kids miss out on all the winter wonderland fun while you search for their boots and mittens! Check out our tips for organizing your children's winter gear!

Tips for Organizing Your Kids’ Winter Gear

Organizing your children’s winter gear is a task that seems as monumental as, well, that mountain of winter gear! Much like bunnies and feral kitties, mittens, scarves and hats seem to reproduce when they’re tucked away during the warmer months. Come the first snow fall, it’s a scramble to dig through the bins and find …

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Turn your home into a stunning winter wonderland with these gorgeous winter home decor ideas!

Turn Your Home into a Stunning Winter Wonderland

If you are like us, changing up things in your home means that with season changing you need new Winter Home Decor Ideas.  Most of us can’t totally remodel our home for the season, but we can do some simple things to add a bit more of a festive theme to our home.  With simple …

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Looking for teen bedroom ideas: Take a look at these Bedroom Decor ideas we gathered.

Makeover Your Teen’s Bedroom with Our Fun Decor Ideas

There comes a time when your child has transitioned from child to teen, and these fun bedroom decor for teens ideas will come in handy.  Not only will they be perfect to help them move from childhood style to teen and onward to adult, they are also popular and trendy.  For a child who has …

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Get in on the Metallic Home Decor on a budget | Home Decor Ideas

Get in on the Metallic Home Decor Trend for Less

The metallic look is one of the hottest home decor trends this season. Silver, gold and bronze are showing up in everything from paint to pillows. Obviously, decorating an entire room with precious metals isn’t exactly budget-friendly! I think when it comes to metallic home decor odeas, though, a little goes a very long way. …

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Makeover Your Bathroom with Autumn Bathroom Decor

Makeover Your Bathroom with Autumn Bathroom Decor

Autumn bathroom decor? Why not? You decorate your living room, kitchen, yard, and even your backyard for various holidays and seasons, but what do you do with your bathrooms? When was the last time your bathroom received a seasonal facelift? Our bathrooms are one of the most overlooked sections of our home when it comes …

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Home Decor Ideas to Bring the Beauty of Fall Indoors

Home Decor Ideas to Bring the Beauty of Fall Indoors

It’s time to start thinking about fall home decor ideas! The changing of the leaves is one of the greatest moments of nature that we witness. Travelers from all over the country hop into their cars and drive hundreds of miles to see this happening each year. The list below shows you ten simple ways …

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Top 10 Must-Have Baby Safety Products for Your Home

Top 10 Must-Have Baby Safety Products for Your Home

Baby safety is a top priority for all new parents, and we want to help! The following is a list of our Top Ten Baby Safety Items for your home. This list is compiled of products that we have considered to be “must haves” or “top choice.” Get a jump start on baby safety by …

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Find Beautiful Home Decor at Flea Markets & Thrift Stores

When you’re on a tight budget, you can save money by finding home decor at flea markets and thrift stores. Even if you’re not on a budget, these places are treasure troves filled with items just waiting for you special touch to make it beautiful. Below are some tips for finding great pieces and turning …

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Make Your Small Spaces Gorgeous with these Decorating Tips!

Decorating small spaces often requires a little creativity and furniture that is designed creatively. Do away with non-functional pieces and begin looking at furniture differently. Think beyond the product description! For example: A slim sofa table with storage can be a TV console, added space in a small kitchen, or bedroom dresser. I found several …

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Transform Your Nursery Into a Big Kid Room Without Spending a Fortune

Is your baby growing up and ready for a big kid room and you find yourself needing decorating tips? If so, it’s time to transform that nursery into something that doesn’t scream “mommy changed my diapers here!” They key to upgrading your nursery to a big kid room without spending a fortune is to use …

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Storage Solutions

5 Incredibly Stylish Storage Solutions for Clutter Control

I’ve been on the hunt for stylish storage solutions for clutter control. You know how most people do spring cleaning? Well, I tend to be more of a summer organizer. It typically begins with a search for something that I’ve misplaced. This summer, it was a $50 check! I went nuts looking for it, all …

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Gardening Tools for Women

Gardening Tools for Women: From Plant Killers to Pros

This Gardening Tools for Women post contains affiliate links. We only share products that we love. Today we’re sharing our top picks for gardening tools for women. Let me share a confession with you: I love the idea of gardening but I’m a total plant killer. In my head, I have these visions of growing …

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Lysol® No-Touch Antibacterial Hand Soap System: No more cleaning the soap dispenser

Do you love outdoor summer activities but don’t enjoy the messes? Well, the Lysol® No-Touch Antibacterial Hand Soap System will make mess cleaning easier and fun. Summer is about outdoor play for the kids and BBQ meals for the family. After a long Canadian winter, we are always eager to fire up the grill and …

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas Under $10 from Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to finding teacher appreciation gift ideas, I have to admit that I’m usually not all that creative. I have grand ideas of whipping up something amazing, but when it comes time to shop for supplies, I get overwhelmed. Then …

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Your Must-Have BBQ Tools For Great Family Parties

Barbeque family parties are a great way of spending quality time with your friends and family. If the party is thrown in the right way, you can make a lot of fond memories. However, it is very important for you to make sure that you are well prepared for the party. There are a lot …

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Spring Cleaning Tools for Busy Women

5 Must-Have Spring Cleaning Tools for Busy Women

We’re sharing our picks for spring cleaning tools for busy women like us! This post contains affiliate links, but we only share products we’d use ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really have time to do major spring cleaning. I know I’m supposed to use the change in seasons to freshen up …

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Create a Maine Cottage Look with Painted Furniture

Create a Cozy Cottage Look with Painted Furniture

  With spring in full swing and summer rapidly approaching, you may be getting that redecorating bug! Out with the old, drab, heavy curtains and blankets, and in with the refreshing colors of the warmer months! Of course, if your budget is a little tight, it’s not really practical to run out and buy all …

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Dorm Room Essentials

College Dorm Room Essentials for a Home away from Home

This college dorm room essentials post contains affiliate. We recommend only what we love. Graduation season is almost upon us, and before you know it, your teenager will be heading off to college.  Chances are you’ll be spending most of your summer gathering all the dorm room essentials to make it more like home. Going …

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Tips for Surviving A Long Power Outage From a Hurricane Sandy Survivor #Sandy

“I survived Hurricane Sandy.”  I really think they should give out t-shirts with that slogan on it! Actually, I came through pretty well compared to those on the coast in New York and New Jersey, so I really can’t complain too much. I live in the Poconos in Pennsylvania, and for us, the worst damage …

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Get Pests Under Control with National Pest Management

When I see a pest in my home, I try to kill it with my shoe or another hard object unless it happens to be a scorpion. Then, you will find me standing on the kitchen table hyperventilating, refusing to come down until my husband catches it and kills it. I am terrified of scorpions and …

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Best home security tip: lock the door

Best Home Security Tips before You Leave Town

We learned our best home security tips the hard way: After a robbery. Few years ago, we left our home for few hours! We thought we locked it but when we came back we had a bad surprise: someone broke into the house. Fortunately,  he (or she) did not have the time to steal too …

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Is your family eco friendly?

Is my family  eco friendly? I found myself asking this question when I was reading Am I Eco Friendly at How Was Your Day? I have never thought much about it. I recycle my newspaper, reuse containers and buy in bulk, but I could not answer this question. To help me with this process, I wrote each eco …

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Tips for keeping financial documents safe

Online banking, mobile banking, banking by phone–there are so many ways to bank today. You can almost do away with you traditional brick and mortar bank and not miss a beat. However with more convenience comes more security concerns. Since we are sharing more information virtually, there is a greater chance of a security breach. …

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Kids Owning Their Space Through Room Design Fun

Kids Owning Their Space Through Room Design Fun

One of the first things we do as adults when we move into a new apartment or a new home is to decorate, to make the space our own. We take great comfort in designing our surroundings to best suit who we are. Kids are no different, except for the fact that their sanctuary is …

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