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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

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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Why (& How) To Set Your Goals For Your Family And Household

Set Your Goals For Your Family
You need to set your goals for your family and household to give you a roadmap for your life. This roadmap, your family goals, gives you a direction for how to proceed in your family and home life.

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4 Safety Tips For Using Home Cleaning Products

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

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Free Comic Book Day Awesome Annual Kids Activity

Free Comic Book Day
My husband and I have been taking our kids to Free Comic Book Day each year for years, and our whole family looks forward to this free kids activity each May.

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Uses For Vinegar: What Vinegar Can And Cannot Do Around Your Home

Uses For Vinegar
Everyone it seems is talking about uses for vinegar. But what kinds of things does vinegar clean well, and what not so well? Find out here.

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How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways

How To Fold A Napkin
Learn how to fold a napkin through videos, including into a a silverware pouch, Christmas tree, and into flowers such as a lily, fleur de-lis and an orchid.

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How To Remove Gum From Clothing And Your Dryer When A Laundry Mishap Occurs

Remove Gum From Clothing
Have you ever wondered how to remove gum from clothing and your dryer after you've accidentally washed a pack of gum from a child's pocket with the rest of your clothes?

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Printable Cleaning Checklists To Put In Your Household Notebook

Printable Cleaning Checklists
A list of printable cleaning checklists created by Household Management 101, for daily, weekly and seasonal house cleaning. Each printable checklist is a resource for your household notebook.

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How {And Why} To Make A Weekly Schedule

How {And Why} To Make A Weekly Schedule
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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Daily House Cleaning Schedule: 8 Essential Daily Household Chores

Daily House Cleaning Schedule
Getting overwhelmed by housework? Check out this daily house cleaning schedule with 8 essential daily household chores to know what needs to be done to keep everything clean and tidy, and clean most of the time.

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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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Garbage & Trash Can Cleaning Tips

Trash Can Cleaning
Garbage and trash can cleaning is not normally high on my priority list, but sometimes it becomes necessary, such as when the can starts to smell, or when something yucky spills in there.

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

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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Laundry Schedules & Routines For Large Families

Laundry Schedules
When you've got a large family, either with lots of kids, or lots of people living in the household, you know one thing -- there are lots of loads of laundry.

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Laundry Routines & Schedules For Moms With Young Kids

Laundry Routines
Figuring out how to get the laundry done when you've got kids, especially young ones, is a skill that all us Moms need to learn to stay sane.

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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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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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Printable Whole House Cleaning Checklist

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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How To Clean Windows In Your Home Like An Expert

How To Clean Windows
Window cleaning may not be your favorite job, but learn how to clean windows in your home like the pros, so you can get it done and have more fun.

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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

How To 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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Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event

Spring Forward Fall Back
The spring forward fall back biannual event changes the time forward or back an hour, but you can also use the event to remember to do certain chores around your home.

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

Create A 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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How To Clean A Toilet: The Basics

How To Clean A Toilet
Learning how to clean a toilet is something everyone who uses a toilet should learn. Below I've provided instructions for exactly how to do it. This is back to basics kind of information, most of which everyone should know, but I've found some people (including kids until they're taught) don't.

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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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Daily Laundry Routine Can Reduce Your Laundry Pile

Daily Laundry Routine
Here are examples from Moms of their daily laundry routine or schedule, so that they can keep up with their laundry piles by doing one or a few loads per day, to avoid marathon sessions.

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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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Printable Seasonal Food Calendar Chart

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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Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Home

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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7 Reasons To Create And Use A Home Management Binder With Your Family

Home Management Binder
It seems like everyone suggests you should make a home management binder. Find out why it can benefit your family.

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Household Notebook: Use It To Organize Your Home Life

Household Notebook
A household notebook, also known as a home management binder or a homemaking notebook, is like a master planner for your home's needs and family's lives.

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How To Make A Homemaking Notebook

Homemaking Notebook
Making a homemaking notebook does not need to be complicated or elaborate, but it should involve some thought process. Find out how to make the most of this useful tool.

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How To Stick To Your New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions
Find out the trick below to sticking to your New Years resolutions, so you can start improving your life right now.

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Week #13 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Post Holiday Stress Relief And Getting Back Into Your Normal Routine

Post Holiday Stress Relief
Now that the holidays are over (mainly) you would think holiday stress would be a thing of the past, but instead, you can get stressed thinking about the clean up.needed to give it a try.

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52 Week Money Challenge: Save For A Better Year!

52 Week Money Challenge
You know I'm all about the 52 week challenges so when I saw various version of this 52 Week Money Challenge floating around the interwebs I knew I needed to give it a try.

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Week #12 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Getting Ready For Christmas - It's Almost Here

Getting Ready For Christmas
Below are the tasks you should do this week for getting ready for Christmas, so you can experience less stress now and when Christmas day arrives.

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Printable Christmas Menu Planner Form

Christmas Menu Planner Form
Here are free printable Christmas menu planner forms that you can use to plan your Christmas meals including your Christmas Eve meal, Christmas breakfast and Christmas dinner.

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Tips To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes In Your Home

Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
Here are tips to prevent frozen water pipes in your home when the temperature outside dips down extremely low.

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Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals

Printable Christmas Grocery List
Here's a free printable Christmas grocery list, below, that you can use to plan all the items you need to purchase to make all of your holiday meals.

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Week #11 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Christmas Preparations

Christmas Preparations
Christmas preparations can be a fun part of the holiday season themselves. Here are the tasks to do this week to make a Christmas that is stress free, and enjoyable for you and your whole family.

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Grinch Kabobs: Easy Fun Christmas Treat To Make With Your Kids

Grinch Kabobs
Making Grinch Kabobs has quickly become one of our family's Christmas traditions, since they're quick, easy and so very much fun to make and eat. Here's how to do it.

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies For Kids & Adults

Family Christmas Movies
Here's my top 10 family Christmas movies for kids and adults list, with suggestions of the best films to watch each holiday season together.

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Real Christmas Tree Care Tips From Set Up To Clean Up

Real Christmas Tree Care
Here's real Christmas tree care tips you can use to set up your tree properly, make sure it lasts as long as possible, plus tips for clean up of needles and sap messes if they occur.

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Week #10 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Tasks For Week To Make This A Stress Free Christmas

Stress Free Christmas
It's now week #10 in the Stress Free Holidays Challenge, and that means that, gasp, Christmas is less than 25 days away! But . . . don't panic. There's still plenty of time to make sure you get what you need to done and to have a stress free, relaxing, enjoyable holiday with your family. Here's what I suggest you do this week to make this Christmas one of the most enjoyable ever!

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Week #9 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Christmas Planning

Christmas Planning
Christmas preparation must include Christmas planning, so that you can have a stress free holiday season. Get a list of activities to do this week to get ready for the big day.

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Diaper Bag Checklist - Don't Leave Home Without It!

Diaper Bag Checklist
Here is a free printable diaper bag checklist to reference when you are in a hurry, running out the door with the baby.

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Week #8 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Thanksgiving Stress Avoidance

Thanksgiving Stress Avoidance
There is no reason to experience Thanksgiving stress this year, if you do some simple typically last minute tasks ahead of time.

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How To Defrost Turkey

Defrost Turkey
Learn the safest ways to completely defrost turkey, and also make sure you start the process soon enough to get your bird ready for Thanksgiving Day.

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Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker

Gift Tracker
Here's a free printable gift tracker template you can use for any holiday or celebration to keep track of the gifts received. It will help you make sure you send thank you notes to everyone.

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Handprint Turkey Craft - Easy Thanksgiving Kids Craft Idea

Handprint Turkey Craft
An easy Thanksgiving craft you can do with your kids is to make this cute handprint turkey.

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