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How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds
I wanted to know how to roast pumpkin seeds for years, every time my family and I would carve pumpkins around Halloween.

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Halloween Safety Tips For Kids

Halloween Safety Tips For Kids
Here are my top Halloween safety tips for kids, to make sure they have a fun and still safe time while dressing up and going trick or treating.

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Stress Free Holiday Week #3

Stress Free Holiday Week #3
Everyone wants a stress free holiday season, right? Follow these steps this week to make your holiday a peaceful and joyful one for you and your family.

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Homemade Halloween Costumes: Ideas And Pictures

Homemade Halloween Costumes
Are you thinking of making your kids homemade Halloween costumes this year? If so, check out these ideas and pictures for making your own.

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Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out

Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips
A kitchen grease fire can occur easily, and they are one of the most common causes of both kitchen fires and house fires in general.

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5 Tips For Preserving Carved Pumpkins

5 Tips For Preserving Carved Pumpkins
Here are 5 tips for preserving carved pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns so you can enjoy them longer during the Halloween season.

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Simple Caramel Apple Recipe

Simple Caramel Apple Recipe
Check out this family favorite caramel apple recipe. My mother-in-law shared it with me, and my kids love it as much as my hubby!

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Pumpkin Carving Tips For A Safe And Fun Time With Your Family

Pumpkin Carving Tips
Here are some pumpkin carving tips regarding safety, design, and also making your pumpkin last, so you can have a safe and fun time with this traditional Halloween activity.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #2: Experience Holiday Stress Relief With These Steps

Experience Holiday Stress Relief
The best method for holiday stress relief is to plan your holiday preparations, and take small steps forward. Find out what you should do this week to make your holidays joyful and fun.

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Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids

Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids
Halloween traditions, just like with any other holiday or celebration, can be lots of fun and a great way to make special memories with your family.

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How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher
Do you even know how to use a fire extinguisher if there is a small fire in your home? Watch this video to find out exactly what to do.

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Printable Halloween Calendar For October

Printable Halloween Calendar
Here's a free printable Halloween calendar, for October, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #1

Stress Free Holidays Week #1
Part 1 of the Stress Free Holidays series explains the importance of planning ahead as a way of reducing holiday stress. Find out what you can do now to make your holidays fun and enjoyable

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Stress Free Holidays: 13 Week Series To Make Your Holidays Fun And Not Stressful

Stress Free Holidays
Everyone wants stress free holidays, with fun and laughter and no last minute scrambling around to do tasks. Follow this 13 week series to reduce holiday stress and enjoy yourself.

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Vehicle Maintenance Log: Why You Should Have One In Your Car {Updated With Free Printables}

Vehicle Maintenance Log
A vehicle maintenance log, also known as an auto maintenance log book, is a handy little thing to put in the glove compartment of your car, to keep with you at all times.

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Fall Cleaning Checklist: Get Your Home Ready For Cold Weather

Fall Cleaning Checklist
Once the air gets a chill to it you know its time for your fall cleaning checklist, so you can get your home and your family ready for the cold weather.

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Is Glass Bakeware Safe Anymore? The Dangers Of Exploding Glass Dishes

The Dangers Of Exploding Glass Dishes
I've used glass bakeware for years, but I recently learned about increasing incidents of exploding glass while cooking.

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How To Keep Track Of And Organize Your Child's School Papers

Organize Your Child's School Papers
School papers -- if you have school age children, like I do, you know they bring home mountains of these daily.

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How To Keep Track Of And Organize Your Child's School Papers

Organize Your Child's School Papers
School papers -- if you have school age children, like I do, you know they bring home mountains of these daily.

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When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter For Baking, Cooking & Serving

Salted Or Unsalted Butter
When you purchase butter at the store there are two choices, salted or unsalted butter. Here's easy tips to know when to use each of these two kinds so you know which to buy, or how to use the one you've got on hand.

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5 Food Safety Rules In The Kitchen

5 Food Safety Rules In The Kitchen
Cooking and food preparation doesn't have to be complicated, but you need to make sure you're following these 5 food safety rules in the kitchen as you do it.

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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: List For Cleaning The Bathroom Daily, Weekly And Monthly

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
This bathroom cleaning checklist, below, can be placed in your household notebook and used as a general reference for remembering what bathroom chores need to be done at various time increments.

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How To Clean Your House: What Order Should You Clean In?

How To Clean Your House
Ready for house cleaning but don't know what to do first. Check out this article on how to clean your house for tips on the right order to clean in and why.

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Printable Seasonal Food Calendar Chart: When Produce In Season

Seasonal Food Calendar Chart
Here's a free printable seasonal food calendar for North America, showing when produce is in season, to help you save money and for meal planning.

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4 Safety Tips For Using Home Cleaning Products

Safety Tips For Using Home Cleaning Products
Below are four safety tips for your home cleaning products, to keep your home both safe and clean, at the same time.

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7 Laundry Stain Removal Tips For Families With Children

7 Laundry Stain Removal Tips
Every family with children needs to know something about laundry stain removal because kids equal stains. Of course, these rules are just as applicable to adults as well, because let's face it, we are actually all prone to stains.

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How To Pick Ripe Melons Using Four Of Your Five Senses

How To Pick Ripe Melons
Below are some tips for how to pick ripe melons using four of your senses, including sight, touch, smell and even your hearing, so you can please your fifth sense, the sense of taste.

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Free Blank Printable Calendars For Your Household Notebook

Blank Printable Calendars
Below you can get free blank printable calendars, in both monthly and weekly varieties, in both landscape and portrait, to put in your household notebook.

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Housework Schedule: How Much Time Should I Devote To It?

Housework Schedule
The amount of time people have devoted to housework has dropped dramatically in recent decades, but how much is too little, and how much is too much for your housework schedule? Find out here.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Home {Plus Printable}

Spring Cleaning Checklist
Use this spring cleaning checklist for inspiration to figure out what you should put on your own spring cleaning list.

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How To Clean Hardwood Floors

Clean Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are beautiful, but can be damaged easily by improper cleaning. Here's how to clean hardwood floors the right way, with simple step by step instructions.

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How I Use My Triple Laundry Sorter To Keep Up With My Family's Laundry

Triple Laundry Sorter
One of the best things I ever got to help me with household management was my triple laundry sorter.

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Printable Whole House Cleaning Checklist: How To Keep Your Home Clean Year Round

Printable Whole House Cleaning Checklist
This house cleaning checklist is a big picture overview that helps you recall what house cleaning chores need to be done daily, weekly, quarterly, and less frequently around your home.

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Printable Cleaning Checklists To Put In Your Household Notebook

Printable Cleaning Checklists
Below is a list of 10 printable cleaning checklists that you can use around your home.

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Why Weekly House Cleaning Schedules Benefit Your Home And Sanity

Weekly House Cleaning Schedules
Find out why weekly house cleaning schedules can help you keep your both your sanity and your home clean, plus get examples and resources to give you ideas for creating a schedule that fits your home and family life.

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Daily House Cleaning Schedule: 8 Essential Daily Household Chores

Daily House Cleaning Schedule
A house cleaning schedule will keep your home basically clean and tidy at all times. That is much better, in my opinion, than just cleaning your house when it is filthy, because you get to enjoy it being cleaner a much larger percentage of the time that way.

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House Cleaning Supplies & Equipment Checklist: What You Need For Your Home

House Cleaning Supplies & Equipment Checklist
Below is a house cleaning supplies and equipment checklist, with exactly what you need for your home, plus scroll down to the very bottom for a printable cleaning supply list.

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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: List For Cleaning The Bathroom Daily, Weekly And Monthly

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist
This bathroom cleaning checklist, below, can be placed in your household notebook and used as a general reference for remembering what bathroom chores need to be done at various time increments.

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Weekly Checklist For House Cleaning And Other Weekly Chores

Weekly Checklist For House Cleaning
Check out this weekly checklist for house cleaning and other weekly chores for ideas if you are struggling to figure out what needs to be cleaned in your house on a weekly basis.

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Top 10 Reasons To Create A Cleaning Schedule For Your Home

Create A Cleaning Schedule
Do you have a cleaning schedule? If you don't see the top ten reasons you should create one, and see the resources for how to make your own schedule for cleaning house.

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Keeping Up With The Wash When You Do Laundry At The Laundromat

Wash When You Do Laundry At The Laundromat
Here are tips and schedules shared by reader for keeping up with your family's laundry at the laundromat.

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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

Check Smoke Alarm
Check smoke alarm - this is a very simple safety tip that is often overlooked. Learn how often to check your smoke detector, and when to replace it here.

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Create A Basic Sewing Kit To Have The 10 Sewing Supplies Every Home Needs

Basic Sewing Kit
Every home needs to have a basic sewing kit in it, which contains basic sewing supplies, to deal with the routine stuff like sewing on buttons, sewing hems and other simple tasks regarding mending clothes.

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Laundry Schedules & Routines For Large Families

Laundry Schedules & Routines
Here are several laundry schedules and routines shared by Moms who have six or more kids, or manage a large household, sharing how they keep on top of their laundry piles. Hopefully these ideas can help you too.

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Kitchen Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly And Monthly Chores + Printable

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
This kitchen cleaning checklist, below, can be placed in your household notebook and used as a general reference for remembering what kitchen chores need to be done at various time increments.

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Laundry Routines & Schedules For Moms With Young Kids

Laundry Routines & Schedules
Here are laundry routines and schedules shared by real Moms with young children and babies, to give you some ideas for how you can keep up with your family's laundry.

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Marathon Weekly Laundry Sessions Keep The Laundry Piles At Bay

Marathon Weekly Laundry Sessions
If you hate laundry, or otherwise don't have a lot of time daily to do a load, why not try a weekly marathon session to keep on top of your laundry piles? It works for these readers, why not you too?

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How {And Why} To Make A Weekly Schedule for Your Household's Laundry

Weekly Schedule for Your Household's Laundry
When you make a weekly schedule for your laundry you are doing one of the most effective things to conquer your piles of laundry once and for all.

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Top 10 Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips
Spring cleaning safety is not normally on people's minds when they begin to haul out all those cleaning supplies and equipment, but it should be.

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