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5 Clever DIY Storage Ideas for Organizing Your Kids’ Rooms

Kids have a lot of stuff and all of that stuff needs somewhere to go. However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on storage ideas to keep all your children’s things neat, tidy, and stylish. Whether you’re in the process of planning their nursery or looking for ways to tidy up a playroom, we explore […]

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6 Affordable Childcare Alternatives to Consider for Peace of Mind

Childcare solutions are an important aspect for working parents to consider, but between the nannies and numerous daycare centers, it’s an extremely expensive undertaking. Not to mention, all the searching and wondering can lead to a very stressful situation. How can you concentrate on work or even a day away from home if you’re constantly worried […]

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How You Know You’re Not Ready to Buy a Home Together

Owning a new home can be an exciting new chapter in your life, especially as a happy couple. In addition to the dreams you two work towards and build together, a new home can bring about a revitalization to your relationship and future. Not to mention as it’s routinely seen as an essential component to the […]

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Yours, Mine and Ours: Home Decorating Tips for Newlyweds

You’re finally married — yay! For many couples across the country, that means finally blending your lives as one and moving in together. But while you’ve already considered everything prior to the move, it’s time to take the ultimate plunge and decorate your home with the aid of your spouse. Now here comes the tricky […]

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Your Guide to Spring Cleaning

Summer is just around the corner and with only a few weeks left in spring, it might be time to get your spring cleaning over and done with. It can be a daunting task and, often, you don’t know what needs to be cleaned until you find the mess, so I thought I’d provide you […]

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The Benefits of Cooking More at Home

Though social networks like Pinterest and Buzzfeed make cooking look super easy and fun, the growing shift in employment and economic stability remains a contributing factor to the dying trend of home-cooked family meals. With visual recipes at our fingertips making cooking look simple in mere seconds, how are we so enthusiastic to watch others […]

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How To… Settle into a New City

As anyone whose ever taken the big step of moving away from home knows, it can be pretty daunting to live on your own for the first time. Between doing your own laundry, cooking your own food, and paying your own bills, it can be a physically, mentally, and emotionally draining experience. But there are […]

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Celebrating the Season: Tips on Modern Holiday Etiquette

Tis the season to celebrate holiday dinners, wining and dining with friends, and gifting loved ones. However, social gatherings also tend to become another way to highlight poor holiday etiquette, trapping many of us in a sticky situation. So what are we to do?

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How To Decorate Your Home on a Budget

Decorating your home doesn’t always mean having to burn a hole in your wallet! With so many resources made available today through décor magazines, the internet and extensive television programming (thank goodness for HGTV!), homeowners are easily inspired and motivated to freshening up their homes in new and creative ways. With the holidays here, we’re […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Effective Couponing

Cutting coupons from the Sunday newspaper has fast become a relic of the past thanks to technology. With smartphones revolutionizing the coupon market, there has been a sudden surge in the past few years of mobile apps and websites helping you save money or earn cash and rewards back. Whether you are on a budget […]

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Tidy Time: The Marie Kondo Method

You may have seen the compact book with the turquoise tones sitting on the shelf at your favorite store. If you’ve done any casual searching for organizational tips, you have definitely come across it. The book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing written by Marie Kondo, has become […]

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Keeping The Friendship Alive: How To Survive Being Friends And Roommates

Daniel and I have been friends for over 10 years. We met in high school, and even though I froze him out at first, I began to learn what a funny, thoughtful person he is. We managed to become best friends in our 20’s, despite the fact that I was in college and living in a […]

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Get It Together! Tips For Getting Organized

Ah, January. The old year is over and now there is a whole new year to do things in, a fresh start full of promise, hope, and even a few resolutions. Even if you don’t make big resolutions chances are that when the calendar flipped from 2014 to 2015 you had some plans or goals […]

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Getting Festive: Holiday Decor

Another Thanksgiving is in the books, fabulous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have been had, and now we’re on the fast track to Christmas time. It’s an exciting time of year and it’s one that I love not because of the presents and giving (those are pretty great, mind you) but because of the […]

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How To Increase Value to Your Home on a Budget

As home owners it’s our sworn duty to protect our investment. But what about treating it like a real investment? I’m talking about growth. Like many others, I’m terrified of being upside down on my home, and although we can’t control market prices, we can always make small changes to boost our individual property value. And the […]

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