There's nothing complicated about creating an inviting, efficient, and well-run home.
And the truth is - it doesn't take endless hours with a mop and bucket or some advanced degree in building maintenance to keep your home and its systems running smoothly.
All you need are a few simple techniques and a plan for for prioritizing your tasks to make light work of household chores.
Everything you need to know about cleaning, organizing, and repairing what you can around your home is included here. Whether your goal is to save time, to stretch your household budget, or to make running a home less stressful, you'll find the answers here.
Here's a peek at this site's sections to help you quickly find what you're looking for.
We're talking about keeping your patio and yard well-kept in all of its splendor here, with help from the kids.
We moms seen much of our lives in the car. We run errands. We take kids to school, to soccer, to piano, to swim lessons, to the beach, to playdates, to baseball, to birthday parties, to orthodontist appointments, and on. What all this time on the road really means is that the family car has to function like a home on wheels.
With work, kids, and leisure pursuits all competing for your attention, cleaning house understandably may not be your priority. Still, id you're like most people, you consider a reasonably clean home to be one of life's essentials. It's time to come clean.
You know what they say about that one of prevention. If you ignore the advice and overlook home maintenance, the pound of cure can set you back hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Sooner or later, a neglected roof will leak. A furnace overworked from clogged air filters will need an expensive overhaul.
Prevention, in the form of maintenance tackled throughout the year, is the best way to keep these common household ills at bay.
Got kids? Then you've got laundry. Piles and piles of it. It's hard enough to keep up with the laundry load, let alone the latest fabrics and their special care. As a result, the laundry basket eternally runneth over, and no one ever seems to have the right thing to wear. Think it's time to throw in the towel? Not a chance. I'm too tough for that. And you are, too. Consider this section Laundry 101, with a twist - help from the kids.
With homes acting as a center for both work and family life, we're keeping more inside them than ever before. It seems as if most homes aren't built with enough places to hold our growing piles of belongings. But even if you could snap your fingers and make another closet appear, more space wouldn't be the answer. Without a system of organization, even the largest home would fill up over time. Here's how to get it all together - and organized - at home.
If you have kids, you likely have pets - or are thinking about getting one (or two). Get the scoop on choosing, caring for, and keeping the kids - and family pets - safe.
You don't need to spend a bundle to keep your home safe from environmental and man-made hazards. All it takes is knowledge of what can go wrong, and a few simple steps to prepare yourself to be safe at home.