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Laundry Schedules & Routines For Large Families

Laundry Schedules & Routines For Large Families
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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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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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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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: 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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Garbage & Trash Can Cleaning Tips For Kitchen, Bathroom, and Outdoor Cans

Garbage & Trash Can Cleaning Tips
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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How To Clean Hardwood Floors

How To 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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Why Weekly House Cleaning Schedules Benefit Your Home And Sanity

Why Weekly House Cleaning Schedules Benefit Your Home And Sanity
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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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

Reasons To 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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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector
Checking your smoke alarm is a very simple fire safety tip that is often overlooked.

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

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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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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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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Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge: Clean Toilet And Bathroom Drains

Clean Toilet And Bathroom Drains
Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to deep clean your toilet and bathroom drains.

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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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How To Cook Bacon In The Oven

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven
Here's simple step by step instructions for how to cook bacon in the oven. It tastes great and it's so easy!

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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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Kitchen Cleaning Tips: 6 Daily Tasks For A Clean Kitchen

Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Follow these six kitchen cleaning tips regarding daily care of your kitchen and you will be able to keep on top of the never-ending, it seems, amount of dirty dishes and crumbs underfoot.

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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
A homemaking notebook, to actually be useful, does not need to be complicated. In fact, the more complicated it is the less likely you will make it and use it. Simplicity is the key.

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

Reasons To Create And Use A Home Management Binder
It seems like every household management guru says you should create a home management binder, also known as a household notebook, or some other variation on that name. I know for the longest time I asked myself, why should I go to all that trouble? What can it really do for me and my family?

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Stress Free Holidays Series Week 13

Stress Free Holidays Series Week 13
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.

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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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Stress Free Holidays Series Week 12: Getting Ready For Christmas - It's Almost Here

Stress Free Holidays Series Week 12
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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When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter For Baking, Cooking & Serving

When To Use 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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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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Stress Free Holidays Series Week 11: Christmas Preparations This Week To Make Your Christmas Stress Free

Stress Free Holidays Series Week 11
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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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - Perfect For The Holidays Or Anytime

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Here is an easy peanut butter fudge recipe, with step by step pictures, that you can make as one of your Christmas candy recipes this year.

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How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways

How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways
Ever wonder how to fold a napkin for your dinner parties, or when you host the family holiday dinner?

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Printable Christmas Menu Planner Form

Printable 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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Stress Free Holidays Week 10: Tasks For Week To Make This A Stress Free Christmas

Stress Free Holidays Week 10
Do you want a stress free Christmas? If so, planning ahead is key, so find out what tasks you need to do this week to make a great Christmas a reality.

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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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Free Printable Christmas To Do List

Free Printable Christmas To Do List
Here is a free printable Christmas to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Christmas Gift List Printable: Use It To Help Create Your Christmas Budget

Christmas Gift List Printable
Use this printable Christmas gift list, below, to plan the gifts you will give this Christmas season, and also as a budgeting tool at the same time.

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Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family: Ideas & Tips

Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family
Some people groan at the thought of Christmas letters tucked inside a Christmas card, but honestly, a well written letter from a friend or family member is one of my favorite parts of receiving cards.

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Printable Christmas Calendar For December

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

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Free Printable Christmas Wish List For Kids & Adults

Free Printable Christmas Wish List
Here's a free printable Christmas wish list that can be used by either kids or adults, to help you get ideas for what to buy your loved ones.

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Christmas Card List Printable: Plan Who You'll Send Cards To This Year

Christmas Card List Printable
Use this printable Christmas card list to plan who you will send cards to this year, and make sure you have all the addresses.

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies For Kids & Adults

Top 10 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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Stress Free Holidays Week 9: Christmas Planning - Things To Do This Week For A Stress Free Holiday Season

Stress Free Holidays Week 9
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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Free Printable Christmas Planner {9 Forms Included}

Free Printable Christmas Planner
Get ready for a stress free Christmas holiday with this free Christmas planner. It contains 9 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Real Christmas Tree Care Tips From Set Up To Clean Up

Real Christmas Tree Care Tips
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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Thanksgiving Traditions With Family And What It Teaches Us For The Rest Of The Year

Thanksgiving Traditions With Family And What It Teaches Us For The Rest Of The Year
Thanksgiving traditions of sharing food, fun and rest with our families can have life lessons for us all year round.

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Thanksgiving Day Prayers - Ideas And Traditions For Your Family

Thanksgiving Day Prayers
Here are some ideas and traditions you can start with your family as part of your Thanksgiving Day prayers, to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.

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How To Defrost Turkey - Make Sure You Start Soon Enough For Thanksgiving Day

How To 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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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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Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids

Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids
Here is a good party idea for watching the Snoopy Thanksgiving movie with your kids that is both easy and fun.

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