Life Hacks & Tips


Simple “Get Organized” Resolutions You Can Stick To

Simple “Get Organized” Resolutions You Can Stick To

Resolutions: we’ve all made them and broken them. One of the most popular New Year Resolutions is “Get Organized.” It’s also one of the most abandoned resolutions as people find it to be an overwhelming task, don’t know where to start, end up getting busy, and just generally falling back into old habits. Last year, […]

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25 of the Best Household Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

25 of the Best Household Hacks to Make Your...

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with […]

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Timer Trick for saving time

Rethinking Time: This Timer Trick Saved My Sanity

I’ve always struggled with being on-time. I’m not a morning person, but even for later engagements I always seemed to be running late. I remember feeling helpless, and I remember how it felt that those around me couldn’t really rely on me to be responsible, on time or whatever. I was constantly late to work, […]

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4 Tips to Make Cleaning Easier

4 Tips to Make Cleaning Easier

Do you spend your weekend cleaning? What a drag! I’m a big fan of cleaning in little spurts. I’ve read a lot on the subject, as my #1 hated housekeeping chore is cleaning the bathroom. I read an inspired tip in the book, Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks. The author, […]

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Carpet Care 101: Proper Care to Extend Your Carpet’s Life

Carpet Care 101: Proper Care to Extend Your Carpet’s...

Have you just replaced your carpets? Did the shock to your wallet suddenly motivate you to take extra good care of your new carpet so that you don’t have to replace it again any time soon? A new carpet is a substantial investment that can last many years if maintained properly. Proper care and cleaning […]

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improve your to-do list with the 1-3-5 rule

The “1-3-5 Rule” Completely Changed My To-Do List

Do you have a cluttered and crowded to-do list? Do you try to get everything accomplished, only to burn out and end up feeling further behind? If so, you’re not alone. While reading The New Rules of Work, a new book by co-founders of The Muse, I stumbled on an alternative to-do list strategy that I thought […]

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Top Money Theft Scams and Tips to Avoid Them

Phishing This popular scam involves getting information about people by sending spam emails. Links in those emails will take you to pages where the thieves will ask you to enter your bank account login and password or other sensitive information, sometimes under the threat of investigation or suspension of services. It’s good to follow the […]

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The 80/20 rule for prioritizing your happiness and success

The 80/20 Rule is My Secret for Prioritizing a...

What is the 80/20 Rule? In 1906, Italian engineer Vilfredo Pareto noticed that about 20% of the citizens of his home country of Italy held about 80% of the wealth of the entire country. The principle that 20% of causes lead to 80% of the outcomes has spread to all areas of life and became […]

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Did I Just Receive a Dollar in my Junk Mail?

Did I Just Receive a Dollar in My Junk...

The other day, as I was sorting through my mail I was just about to toss an envelope addressed to “Area Household.” I thought, “This has to be junk, they didn’t even try to find a name.” However, It felt a little thicker than your average junk mail so I decided to give it a […]

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Best suckers for toddlers are the smartie suckers

This Amazing, Non-Sticky Sucker is the Only Sucker I’ll...

Toddlers can be tricky to take to the store. Especially when you have three under three. So a helpful friend told me that I should try giving them suckers to suck on when we’re out. She’d been giving her toddler one and swore that it kept him distracted throughout the whole trip. So, I tried […]

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Save Money when buying furniture

The Furniture Buying Hack That Has Saved Me Thousands

Have you ever been browsing furniture looking for the perfect new addition for your home and noticed that a piece you love at one store was listed at the same store under an entirely different name? Have you ever pulled that item up at both stores and compared every single detail to confirm that these […]

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