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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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Make Yourself Smile With A Groot Flowerpot

Groot Flowerpot
There are things that I love, just because they make me smile, and this Groot flowerpot (also could be used as a pen holder) is one of them. Come check out the cute photos from readers, and find out where to get one for yourself.

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Garbage & Trash Can Cleaning Tips For Kitchen, Bathroom, and Outdoor Cans

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

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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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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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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Teach Kids Proper Hand Washing Technique - Instructions And How To Videos

Hand Washing Technique
Teaching kids proper hand washing technique is one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to prevent or slow the spread of germs within your family.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #13

 Stress Free Holidays 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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Stress Free Holidays Week #12

 Stress Free Holidays 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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Stress Free Holidays Week #11

 Stress Free Holidays 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

 Peanut Butter Fudge
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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Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker

Holidays & Celebrations 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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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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Stress Free Holidays Week #10

 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 Menu Planner Form

Christmas Menu Planner
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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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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Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals

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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Stress Free Holidays Week #9

 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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Printable Christmas Calendar For December

Printable Christmas Calendar
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 To Do List

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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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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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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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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Stress Free Holidays Week #8

 Stress Free Holidays Week #8
There is no reason to experience Thanksgiving stress this year if you do some simple last minute tasks ahead of time.

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Housekeeping Checklist For A Messy House: Get Ready For Guests Without Stress {Includes Free Printable}

Housekeeping Checklist
Here's a plan you can use whenever you're going to host guests to clean up your messy house, using this free printable housekeeping checklist.

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How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways

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

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

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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Stress Free Holidays Week #7

 Stress Free Holidays Week #7
Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress free day with your family. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year.

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Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids

Snoopy Thanksgiving
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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