I’ve recently become an addict of that TV show called “Hoarders.” It’s a series that documents people (supposedly, there’s over 2 million hoarders!) who collect trash in their homes and basically get lost in it—mentally and physically. The problem: an unhealthy attachment to ‘stuff.’ I won’t even mention the two several episodes showing people who collect animals—cats or rats. And, not all of them are living. I’ll leave it at that.
New moms often say they’re lucky if they get a shower when baby is an infant. Between changing diapers and breastfeeding, the day is a blur and it seems like there’s no time to accomplish anything but taking care of baby’s immediate needs. So how do you continue to take care of yourself and your new bundle of joy? Stacey Crew, organizing expert and author of The Organized Mom, says it’s all about time management and being flexible and open to the unexpected, and gives several helpful suggestions.
Here you are, 34 weeks pregnant. You’ve chosen a pediatrician, assembled the crib and taken childbirth classes. Great job, mom! You can probably see (and feel!) the finish line. With shower gifts stacked in the nursery, is it finally time to stop checking items off the “to-do” list and relax while you await your little bundle? Well, not quite.
Unless you’re a professional chef, we’re betting that one of the most stressful and frustrating parts of your week/day is meal planning. Finding a recipe, shopping for ingredients, chopping and prepping, not to mention the actual cooking part - it sounds exhausting before you’ve even started. That’s one of the reasons why so many time-starved people are starving for home-cooked meals. It’s all just so time consuming.
Valentine's Day isn't just that one day a year when you can be completely sappy and romantic and eat chocolate to your heart's content. It's also a day that you and your man can do something to help relieve the occasional frustrations of living together. Figuring out how to best share the bedroom closet is a great start.
Many couples are not blessed with a luxurious walk-in closet and end up having to share. So, in honor of V-day, California Closets developed tips to help couples manage the battle of the closet!
Organizing a kid's room seems easy...until you walk in the next day to find it completely disheveled! California Closets has a few awesome tips for moms who want their children's rooms to stay clean and neat for as long as possible.
Rods and shelving should be low enough to reach; an adjustable system will change along with the child’s needs.
Cleaning should NOT be put off until springtime! Organization is your friend, so give it some love! By putting aside just a few minutes a week, California Closets can help your house be transformed from looking like the crazy kid down the hall's college dorm, to the perfect haven of neat stacks, each lovingly attacked by the label maker.
Do your kids forget to do their homework? Are their rooms a total mess? Teaching your kids some basic organization skills will help them in the long run and save you some hassle, too!
One of the greatest things about women is that they rarely refuse to help someone else in need. The bad thing about women? They rarely refuse anything. If you’re a yes girl, you’re likely saying yes before you’re checking your calendar or thinking about whether you want to do it. Make an extra 56 cupcakes for the school bake sale? Sure. Babysit your neighbor’s baby for an afternoon? Of course.
While repairs to an air-conditioning unit usually require a professional technician, periodic cleaning is something most homeowners can do. Cleaning the condenser and evaporator coils once each year can help keep your unit performing at its highest efficiency. While air-conditioning units vary depending on the model and manufacturer, basic cleaning procedures are similar.