You say you’re finding Barbie in the bathroom drawer and school permission slips under the microwave? Getting your house in order is easy if you take it one step at a time. And the kids can help. The stack of mail on the kitchen counter is silently nagging you every time you look at it. You’ve been meaning to take the kids’ outgrown clothes to that consignment shop. And you’re running around barefoot, looking for your favorite shoes, when – ouch! – you step on a Lego. Yep, it’s time to get organized. And it’s doable with our experts’ tips.
I’ve been a thrift diva since childhood. Sniffing out a bargain brings me a thrill, so I’ve never shied away from buying other people’s cast-offs. Not so with many of my peers. In recent years, however, the stigma of buying used has faded thanks to sites like eBay, Craigslist and bookoo.com. Economic necessity and the ‘green’ movement may give thrift a chance to become trendy. Want to get in on the savings? Check out these possibilities before you pay full price.
Your son loves hockey. Your daughter loves princesses. You want their rooms to be practical, but also stylish and neat. How do you reconcile all of these desires? Well, we have created a general guideline for what is needed in your child’s room.
The Spring cleaning season is here! This is the time of year that many of us dig to the back of the closets and the bottom of drawers and decide what’s ready for a garage sale. Deciding what should go and what should stay can sometimes be a difficult decision. On one hand, you don’t want to sell something that you may need or want again in the future. On the other hand, you need to free up space in your home in order to stay organized and tidy. How do you decide what stays and what goes?
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