Add Family Fun to Chores

Add Family Fun to Chores When school is in session and just getting out the door is an accomplishment, having go-to routines can help make ordinary activities more exciting for the entire family. However, if you encounter resistance to everyday household tasks, you may just need a simple revamp to make activities more entertaining and Read More

Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

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Buying a new house is an exciting process that marks a new chapter in life. For many people, it’s fun to shop around and tour different properties. When you’re serious about purchasing a home, there are a few important parts of the property to check before you move in. The Neighborhood You should feel comfortable Read More

Cheaper by the Dozen: Homebuying Tips for Large Families

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Having a large family can be a source of joy and pride for both you and your several children. However, it will require more space to house everyone comfortably and to meet their needs. If you have a large household and are looking for a more suitable house to fit your growing family, follow the Read More

Planning an Outdoor Makeover? 15 Popular Upgrades

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Signs of spring (and summer!) are cropping up everywhere, and for homeowners, that means readying outdoor spaces for the season. Some, according to a Houzz.com report, are planning to renovate, as well. “Nearly half of outdoor renovators spend six or more hours a week in their yards, motivating them to invest in major features that Read More

Tips for Taking Stress out of Holiday Socials

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By Barbara Pronin Most of us like to socialize with friends and neighbors during the holiday season. But with shopping, wrapping and family gatherings heading up many to-do lists, it may not be easy to find time to socialize without throwing a big, glitzy party. The consumer editors at Better Homes and Gardens Magazine suggest Read More

7 Ways to Cut Household Clutter

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Keeping a household in order is no easy feat, especially for busy families. Homeowners can maintain an organized, clutter-free home by tackling clean-outs strategically. 1. Do spring cleaning year-round. Twice a year, go through your closets and clean out clothes, especially your children’s clothes. If items have not been worn in over a year, let Read More