Tips for Saving Money on Laundry

These tips for saving money on laundry have been sponsored. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.I have told my family multiple times that I really think we should adopt nudity as a way of life.  I would save SOOO much time and money if we could just stop washing and drying clothes every day.  Unfortunately, no one really seems like this plan.  I guess we would get a little bit chilly in the winter, right? So, since I can't stop dealing with … [Read more...]

Tips for Creating a Fire Safety Escape Plan with Your Kids

This post about creating a fire safety escape plan has been sponsored by First Alert.  All opinions expressed here are my own.When my children were young, they had a fire safety lesson at school.  There was a mobile 'classroom' that came to the school and taught them how to escape from a room if the house was on fire.  They learned things like staying low to the ground to avoid smoke and to feel the door before opening it to see if it was hot.  When they came home from school that day, they brought home knowledge that could save their … [Read more...]

The Most Common Home Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Accidents happen every day, no matter how hard we try to prevent them. There is nothing that you can do to ensure your family's complete safety, however, some of the most common home accidents CAN be avoided with a few safety precautions.  If you are concerned about safety in your home, here are a few ways to minimize the most frequent accidents around the house. Most Common Home Accidents and How to Prevent ThemThis post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no … [Read more...]

Bullet Journaling for Beginners to Get Your Life More Organized

If you are looking for ideas about bullet journaling for beginners, you are not alone.  Bullet journaling is a hot new trend in organizing our lives.  However, it is more than just a simple journal.  In bullet journaling, you basically combine all of your thoughts, schedules, to do lists, finances, etc. into one single journal.  All of the notes you need to keep your life on track go into one place.  All of those things that you struggle to keep up with every single day get condensed into one location.  It is a simple and incredibly helpful way … [Read more...]

Back to School Organizing Tips for a Low Stress School Year

My teens go back to school in 2 weeks and I am definitely NOT ready.  I have no school supplies purchased yet and exactly ONE pair of school approved shorts for my daughter.  I am determined to be more on top of things this year and have started to look for more back to school organizing tips to keep me on track.  You think it's tough keeping young kids organized?  Try doing it with teenagers!  Between school, work, sports, extra online classes, driver's ed, and SAT classes, we are stretched pretty thin this year.  I thought I would share a few … [Read more...]

Must Read Tips for Cleaning Out the Garage

If cleaning out the garage is on your to-do list this summer, this post will help make the process a little bit easier! My husband and I have a 2 car garage that is rather overflowing with stuff.   The garage holds one car, one motorcycle, a lawnmower, the kid's bikes, an extra fridge and so much other stuff that we can barely move in there.  A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to do some major cleaning.  Organizing the garage is not something I look forward to.  Mainly because I don't have a lot of extra places to put … [Read more...]

Easy Laundry Room Organization Ideas

One of my least favorite chores to do around the house is laundry.  I have suggested a number of times to my family that we adopt nudity as a way of life just so I can stop washing clothes.  Too bad they don't really think that is such a great idea.  If your family goes through as many clothes as we do, these laundry room organization ideas may be just the thing you need!Easy Laundry Room Organization Ideas Between regular clothes, sheets and towels, workout clothes and all the things my daughter throws in the laundry that are actually … [Read more...]

Learn How to Prevent Flood Damage Before It Is Too Late!

Summer rains on the way and hurricane season is just starting.  Everyone needs to start thinking about how to prevent flood damage. Several years ago, Georgia was in the middle of one of the worst droughts in recorded history.  The "people in charge" were measuring the amount of drinking water left in our lake in DAYS.  There was no car washing, lawn watering, or filling of swimming pools allowed.  People were going to the store and stocking up on bottled water for fear we would have no drinkable water soon.  Then, the rains finally came.  We … [Read more...]

Herb and Spice Storage Tips for Longer Life and Fresher Flavor

For the last few weeks, my dehydrator has been running non-stop as I dry the herbs I have growing in my backyard.  Growing herbs is incredibly easy and helps save you a ton of money.  Those little bottled herbs and spices cost a fortune!  Using fresh herbs and spices in your recipes help you boost flavor and cut down on salt usage. Of course, you want your herbs to stay flavorful as long as possible, right? Well, here are a few spice storage tips to extend the life of the herbs you grow (or buy!) so they stay as flavorful as possible.This … [Read more...]

Preparing for a Power Outage – Are You Ready?

When my son was 6 weeks old, the Atlanta area was hit with a massive ice storm.  We lost power for several days in the middle of January. The temperature in my house was in the 40s.  Needless to say, we were cold and miserable for a while.  As soon as we recovered, we decided we would never end up unprepared for a power outage ever again.  Preparing for a power outage is important to protect yourself, your family, and your belongings.  You will need different supplies for a winter power outage versus a summer power outage.  With summer storms … [Read more...]