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14 Tips for Organizing and Storing Children’s Artwork

Precious masterpieces by tiny hands and infinitely creative minds deserve a place in your heart forever. Finding children’s artwork a permanent place in the home can be tricky, though. Setting up a process of organizing and archiving can dramatically reduce paper clutter throughout your home. It’ll also help you recall which child made which pieces of artwork when as you look back through their childhood portfolio of creativity. With a good plan in place, you can encourage your prolific young artists to color, paint, and paste their hearts out. Consider these tips for children’s art display and kids’ artwork...

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Send Them Off to College: Helping Your Student Prepare and Pack

Going off to college is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of a young adult’s life. This long-awaited goal of saving and studying for the past 18-ish years finally comes to fruition. College orientation arrives with bated breath as students get a brief glimpse into what life will be like without Mom and Dad right there in the room next door. Soon after orientation, coeds will embark on their own journey living as adults. Beyond the campus exploration and making of new friends, lots of things remain to be done. Your child will find favorite places to...

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14 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Organizing Wall Art

Pictures, paintings, and wall art deliver a pop of personality to the walls of your home. You can add a splash of color or create a mood that’s dramatically different from one room to the next. Arranging wall art is an art in and of itself, with brilliant beauty serving as a fine reward for cleverly organized groupings of artwork. Consider these tips on hanging pictures and organizing wall art for the ultimate visual impact. How High to Hang Pictures You can create a pleasing visual aesthetic by the way you arrange your home’s artwork from room to room....

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17 Tips on How to Organize Pet Supplies

Welcoming a new pet into the family brings warm fuzzies and new adventures. Whether a dog, cat, or another furry friend, pets change the atmosphere of the house in more ways than one—especially with a greater need for pet supply storage. Beds, bowls, food, treats, toys, medication, hygiene supplies like shampoo are among some of the top expenses footed by pet owners. A survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that pet-related expenses, including pet supplies, food, and veterinary care totaled $69.5 billion last year. With so many pet accessories coming into the house, it’s only natural...

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8 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home for a move or simply to reduce clutter can become a huge undertaking. At any given time, the average American home contains roughly 300,000 things. In some households, the number of possession could be much higher. Without making any changes, clutter can take over the home, making each day an unending quest to put everything back in its place. This becomes especially difficult when some items don’t even have a dedicated place. Consider these downsizing tips to help you prepare to move or merely to downsize and declutter. How to Downsize Moving into an apartment or...

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6 Tips for DIY Summer Party Decorations

Summertime opens the door to incredible possibilities for parties and social occasions. Countless summer party themes give way to endless opportunities to celebrate and mingle with family and friends. Beyond food, drink, and entertainment, summer party decorations add to the vibe of your event. From barbecues to beach parties, this season is a hot one for fun. Consider these tips to make the most of your summer soirees with attractive party decorations to match the theme. Create a sweet summer garden party setting with real tea sets. Fill pitchers with iced tea, lemonade, or other beverages, and use real...

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Declutter Your Life for Less Stress and Better Wellbeing

It’s no secret that a cluttered environment can negatively impact a person’s state of mind. A messy, cluttered home gives way to so many chores and tasks just to get the place looking presentable. Sometimes it’s so burdensome that the anxiety of the clutter bulldozes any other attempts at productivity. Stuff piles up everywhere, whether it’s useful or not. The mess gets so bad that you might not even know where to start. Overwhelming feelings push out any sense of peace and the stress response kicks into high gear as you struggle to maintain some semblance of order amid...

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Take Our Self Storage Unit Size Quiz

When you find yourself with too much stuff and not enough space, renting a personal storage unit quickly becomes an appealing option. The difficulty arrives when you need to figure out what size storage unit you need to house all of your belongings. When is comes to picking out a storage unit, the most important thing is that it needs to be big enough to hold everything, but not too big that you end up paying for a ton of space you aren’t using. Finding this “sweet spot” can be difficult without some help and the best way to...

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