Category Archives: home and organize
Do fitted sheets know how confusing they are? Possibly, because without fail, we’re always tugging the wrong corner first and have to start over. But reader Dolores Kenyon of Amsterdam, N.Y., has figured out the answer.“ Putting a fitted sheet … Continue reading
Marie Hamilton of Paducah, Ky., has developed a system that keeps milestones, monthly to-dos and more under control. She created an at-home organizational system using monthly index cards. January cards read: Get tax info together; clean furnace filters; clean closets; … Continue reading
This summer has brought wildfires and power outages that have caused many to leave home in a hurry. Leatrice Urbanowicz of Frederick, Md., suggests keeping a “grab and go” box with all your important documents. Make it small and fireproof, … Continue reading
The year is starting new and you've got an itch to organize, right? Whether you're looking to straighten up the house, the kids, your finances or your dinner plan, we've got a list for that.
When Martha Raymond of Maricopa, Ariz., changes out her closets each season, she turns all the hangers so they wrap from the back to the front. “When an item gets placed back in the closet after wearing or washing, I … Continue reading
Shopping can be a real chore, but some of us have figured out tricks to save time, money and energy. Tell us your great ideas to be shared with readers.
A little prep and a few precautions on your next home improvement project can save money and help you avoid having to do the job over again. Here are a few tips from Jacquelyn McGilvray of DIYnetwork.com: Rule #1: safety. … Continue reading
It’s hard to think about it, but summer will be over before we know it. Getting everyone ready for back to school can be challenging. From schedule changes to school supplies, how do you get your family ready?
Check out this article from Your Life on how to use lists to make leaving more less stressful. Continue reading
Feeling stuck? A new book, Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything — Fast helps people find their own reasons for completing a task. Here are author Michael V. Pantalon’s expert tips: Start small. Focus on the smallest … Continue reading
When the built-in routine of the school year ends and you begin to juggle camps, sports and vacations, here are some ideas for creating a summer schedule that works.
Helen Gallucci of Titusville, Fla. has a redecoration tip that’ll save time and money, but even better tons of space! I have two bedrooms but am short on storage space. So I only buy reversible bed spreads in neutral or … Continue reading
You go through this every season. It’s time to pack up your spring clothes and you wonder if a certain shirt was even worn and if you should toss or donate it. Can decide whether to keep or donate items … Continue reading
Janet Nelson, 83, of North Fort Myers, Fla. has been using this customizing idea for at least 50 years. When lining cabinet drawers anywhere in your home, buy the largest plastic tablecloth backed by flannel and cut them to size … Continue reading
KUSA TV presents a Consumer Report review of websites to help you manage your digital photos.
Spend a weekend this month to get your family and home prepared for a disaster. Make an emergency plan, collect important information, and stock this list of emergency supplies.
It costs too much to buy the individual packets or boxes of cereal. So I divvy up the portions and put them into small zip lock bags as soon as I bring it home from the store. I then put … Continue reading
I use clear plastic egg containers to sort just about everything from paper clips to earrings to beads. I am a beader and when I bring my latest beads home from the store, I immediately take them off the strands … Continue reading