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

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

Printable 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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How To Load A Dishwasher The Right Way {To Make Sure Everything Gets Cleaned}

How To Load A Dishwasher The Right Way
Learn how to load a dishwasher to make sure all your dishes get cleaned, and there are no nasty surprises for you when you reach for a clean plate or bowl.

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How To Load A Dishwasher The Right Way {To Make Sure Everything Gets Cleaned}

How To Load A Dishwasher The Right Way
Learn how to load a dishwasher to make sure all your dishes get cleaned, and there are no nasty surprises for you when you reach for a clean plate or bowl.

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

Is Glass Bakeware Safe Anymore? 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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Printable Whole House Cleaning Checklist: How To Keep Your Home Clean Year Round

Printable Whole House Cleaning Checklist: How To Keep Your Home Clean Year Round
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 {And Why} To Make A Weekly Schedule for Your Household's Laundry

How {And Why} To Make A 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 Family Christmas Movies For Kids & Adults

Grinch Kabobs
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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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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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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Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals

Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals
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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Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family

Christmas Letters
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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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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Christmas Gift List Printable

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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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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Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner

Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner
Here is a free printable Thanksgiving dinner menu planner, to make sure you don't forget any of the favorite dishes your family wants for this special holiday meal.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 7: More Planning For Thanksgiving This Week

Stress Free Holidays Week 7:
It's getting close to Thanksgiving now, but it's still early enough to make sure all your preparations get done so you can enjoy the holiday with your family and not be stressed out. Here's week #7 of the Stress Free Holidays series with suggestions of what to do this week to make sure you are ready for Thanksgiving mainly, with just a little bit of Christmas preparations also thrown in. Let's have a stress free holiday in 2022!⁠ To read the challenge article go here.

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Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List & Shopping List

Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List & Shopping List
Have you started thinking about what you're serving for Thanksgiving dinner yet (even if that meal is just for those in your immediate household)? One thing I know is running to the store for forgotten items multiple times is no way to have a stress free Thanksgiving. I've created a FREE printable Thanksgiving grocery and shopping list printable you can use to help you keep track of all the ingredients you need to purchase for the big meal. This is just one of several Thanksgiving planning printables you can use to put together your own Thanksgiving planner this year. Come over and get your copy today!

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Fire Escape Plans: Make Sure Your Family Has One & Practices It

Fire Escape Plans
Do you and your family have any fire escape plans? If not, learn how to make a plan here to keep your family safe, and how to practice it.

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Put Your Christmas On A Budget: Why & How, Plus Free Printable Form

Put Your Christmas On A Budget
When you think of Christmas on a budget perhaps you think of doing without, and everyone sitting around an empty Christmas tree looking sad.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving To Do List

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

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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector
Recently Daylight Saving Time ended, and that means it is also time to check your smoke alarm to make sure it's working properly, and change batteries in it if needed. This is such a quick and simple thing to do, but it can really save you and your family's lives. Make sure to make time to do it this weekend, and check out these tips for how.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 6: More Steps For Planning Thanksgiving Day

Stress Free Holidays Week 6
Here are some more steps to take as part of planning Thanksgiving day to make it a stress free, enjoyable time for you and your family.

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Printable Thanksgiving Calendar For November

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

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Thanksgiving Countdown: Plan For A Great Day {Includes Free Printable}

Thanksgiving Countdown
Getting ready for a big holiday celebration, like Thanksgiving, can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to. Use this Thanksgiving countdown plan, which lists all of the major things you need to do to get ready for the big day, to help you. I've even included a free printable checklist or schedule of tasks you can reference!

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

Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event
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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Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner

Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner
Get ready for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday with this free Thanksgiving planner. It contains 6 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner

Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner
Get ready for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday with this free Thanksgiving planner. It contains 6 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 5: Thanksgiving Planning This Week

Stress Free Holidays Week 5
Thanksgiving planning time is now upon us in week 5 of this series. Follow these steps for a stress free Thanksgiving with your family.

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How To Practice Stop Drop And Roll With Your Kids

How To Practice Stop Drop And Roll With Your Kids
Does your child know how to stop drop and roll if their clothing catches on fire? Check out this video which gives a demonstration of the technique for kids (and adults).

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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 Holidays Week 4: Final Preparations And Halloween Planning Tasks

Stress Free Holidays Week 4
This week our main priority is Halloween planning because the holiday is just a few days away!

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Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids

Ideas For Halloween Traditions
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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Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out

Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips
Kitchen grease fires are real, and they are scary! True story, one Thanksgiving when I was a kid the turkey in my grandma's oven caught fire (technically it was the grease drippings that caught fire) and my Dad's quick thinking and a box of baking soda saved the day, not to mention the meal and her house! Memorize these 5 steps listed in this article, tell your kids, make sure you've got a box (or two) of baking soda handy, as well as a fire extinguisher in your kitchen. It is so very important!

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Top 10 Family Halloween Movies: Not Too Scary Movies Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

Top 10 Family Halloween Movies
I enjoy Halloween, but once I became a parent I realized something. Some of the stuff I really enjoyed watching around Halloween was actually kind of scary, even the supposedly kid-friendly stuff, for my kids. But we enjoy getting into the spirit of things around here, so we quickly found some favorites that we consistently enjoy as a family each year. If you feel like me and want something entertaining for all ages, but still not too scary, I've compiled a list of my family's top 10 family friendly Halloween movies, and why we like them. I'd love to hear what yours are as well!

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Stress Free Holiday Week 3: More Simple Steps To A Peaceful Joyful Season

Stress Free Holiday Week 3
It's now the third week of the Stress Free Holidays Challenge, and I've listed out the tasks you should work on during this coming week. We're really gearing up for Halloween now, plus also plugging away with Christmas tasks so that this whole holiday season can be relaxed and enjoyable because you're getting things done ahead of time, not at the last minute! Also, this week we're thinking about our Halloween traditions, and prioritizing what we'd like to do with our families. The idea is to make time for the fun and meaningful stuff, and not worry about the rest! Let's all have a stress free holiday season this year, so find out what to do this week!

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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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How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher
Did you know that October is fire safety month? This is such an important safety issue for the home so this is the next in a series of fire safety articles from me. This one may seem pretty basic, and it really is, but it is so important and definitely worth a refresher for everyone. Here's how to use a fire extinguisher.You have at least one fire extinguisher on each floor of your home, and preferably also in the kitchen correct? And you can access it quickly, it's not stuck behind a bunch of stuff? And it is fully charged? These are important things to think about now. And finally, you know how to use it in an emergency right? The acronym PASS can really help you remember how to use this device, and these simple but very important steps, so check out the article and instructional video and make sure to keep your family safe!

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20 Easy Halloween Treat Ideas For Trick Or Treaters

Easy Halloween Treat Ideas
Here are 20 easy Halloween treat ideas for trick or treaters, including both food and non-food options, so that you can please the kids coming to your door without a lot of work on your part.

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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

Stress Free Holidays Week 2
The best way to experience holiday stress relief is to plan your holidays now, and take small steps to make sure that everything gets accomplished that you want.

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Homemade Halloween Costumes: Ideas And Pictures

Stress Free Holidays Week 2
The best way to experience holiday stress relief is to plan your holidays now, and take small steps to make sure that everything gets accomplished that you want.

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Fire Safety Tips For Keeping Your Home & Family Safe

Fire Safety Tips For Keeping Your Home & Family Safe
Here are lots of practical fire safety tips to help keep your home and your family safe from fires, including in the kitchen, electrical, and heating fires.

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Stress Free Holidays Week 1: Reducing Holiday Stress By Planning For Halloween & Christmas

Stress Free Holidays Week 1
It is the first week of the Stress Free Holidays Challenge. Are you ready for a fun filled, enjoyable, and slower paced holiday season this year? If so, come join us. This week we're working on both some Halloween tasks and Christmas tasks, along with thinking more big picture of how we want our holidays to be this year so we can make it happen. Let's enjoy the holidays together in 2022!

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