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T & T Tuesday

Each Tuesday will focus on helpful household tips & tricks to make life easier! These tips will be anything from organizing, cleaning tips, product reviews. 

Found 16 blog entries about T & T Tuesday.

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Curb Appeal - THE First Impression

Do you have company coming in town, are you hosting an end of the summer BBQ, OR have you finally decided to list your house? Here are a couple tips that can help you spruce up your home for ANY reason!

Most visitors and/or buyers form their first impression of your home before they even get out of the car! So what is "curb appeal"? Well...it is the view from the curb that gives a visitor the feeling that they will want to stay at your home for a while and they swoon over your home....OR if the curb appeal is bad, they jet before dinner is served! For potential buyers, driving up to the house is the first chance they will get to fall in love with your home. This "curb appeal" can make or

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Organizing Your Day (Part 3)

So last week we talked about responsibility charts. If you missed it, you can read it here. This week we will hit part 3 of our “organizing your day” series. Remember, the things we are sharing have been tested by our very own resident professional organizer and they REALLY do WORK!

So, this blog is for everyone that leaves the house at any time of day. Regardless if you work, go to school, are a stay-at-home parent, work from the house, etc.…. the ready station is a super easy concept that will help you not to forget something you needed for the day! Have you ever run out of the house so quickly, only to realize when you are halfway to work, and you forgot your work bag? Or you pile everyone

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Organizing Your Day (Part 2)

So last week we talked about planning breakfast ahead of time to save you time and aggravation in the morning. We will continue with part 2 of our plan to equip you with the right tools to make your days even better! As we said last week, the things we are sharing have been tested by our very own resident professional organizer and they REALLY do WORK!

So, let’s get to it…this one is for ANYONE....young, old, and in the middle!

RESPONSIBILITY CHARTS

Everyone who lives in your home should have a responsibility chart. What is that? It is a simple chart that tells everyone in the house what their responsibilities are for the day. This can be done with the youngest of the household to the

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Organizing Your Day

Part 1 - Breakfast Schedule

It is almost that time of year when the kiddos should start going to bed at their normal hour so that they can be ready for school in the morning. Yes, we said it…. school is almost back in session! Do not stop reading, we know that you may not want to hear that, but the reality of it is that it is just around the corner. We plan to equip you with the right tools to make this the best school year yet! No really, the things we are about to share have been tested by our very own resident professional organizer and they REALLY do WORK!

Whether you have your own children, grand children, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc. you know that having any child as a part of your day

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Spruce Up Your Home

WITHOUT a BIG Investment!

Recently, I read an article titled “Cheap House Improvements Under $500 That Will Increase the Value.” The article gave some great tips on what you could do around your house to increase value but not spend all that money. If you are planning to sell or if you don’t want to invest any more money in your current real estate, there are some great tips for you in this article. As a professional organizer, I have some cheap home improvements that can be done, my first was mentioned in this article, but the rest I have experienced when working with clients.

  1. Declutter – this is the one that was mentioned in the article as well. There are many ways that you can declutter your
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Firework Safety Tips

Fireworks can be very beautiful, but extremely dangerous as well! 

 

 

 

Here are some recommended Safety Tips directly from the National Council on Firework Safety website:

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud”
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Summer time is here which means that we are outdoors a lot more. Well...with the increase in the tick sightings in Macomb County suburbs, I thought it was important to let our readers know what the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Protection) recommends for you to check for ticks after being outside. You may think that because you live in a subdivision, condo, or apartment, that you don't have to worry about ticks. I am here to tell you that everyone who spends time outdoors, in grass, or any type of vegetation should know what to look for and what the signs are if you find a tick that has latched on to you. All of the information below has been taken right from the CDC website, so that I did not miss any important information in transferring the

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Menu Planning – Part 2: The Basics

Last week I gave you all the reasons you should menu plan, so now let’s get down to the basics! Where to start? Well, first sit everyone down at the table with a pen and paper (or if it’s just you then get out a notebook and get writing). Have everyone go around and tell what their favorite meal is and jot it down. If you are having trouble coming up with meals, grab your cookbooks or check out recipes online. You can even find menu-planning apps on your smartphone app store! One of my favorite apps is “SparkRecipes”, you can search for virtually any recipe. You can type in “chicken” and it will give you lots of options. Be sure to include side dishes as well as main dishes and healthy

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Menu Planning Part 1: WHY?

 I have always been a fan of menu planning, for me it just makes life easier. Some people are not convinced that menu planning is beneficial, but today I hope to convince our readers to try it for at least a week!

There is nothing worse than getting home from a long day of work/school (or whatever your day brought you)….and you open the fridge, trying to figure out what to eat….only to find out that there is nothing in the fridge to readily consume. So, you turn to the most logical dinner…something quick and easy. You end up ordering pizza, getting takeout, or just diving into the bag of snacks that is conveniently located in the pantry. Why not ease the agony of meals by menu planning? I

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Oh, the dreaded “junk” drawer! Well…maybe “junk” is not the best word to use! Not EVERYTHING in the drawer is junk, some could simply not in its correct home. So, for now let’s call it “that” drawer. You know…. “that” drawer that when the doorbell rings you clear off your counter directly into it, or…you don’t have a home for something and you figure you will dump it in “that” drawer to eventually organize it but it keeps getting worse and worse. 

As a former professional organizer, I have seen many homes with “that” drawer. It is nothing to be embarrassed about, BUT if it bothers you…then keep reading! I have 5 easy steps that will turn “that” drawer into a fully functional drawer AND a quick system to keep it that way!

Step 1: Completely

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