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Thanksgiving Preparation Checklist

Tag – you’re it. This year, the Thanksgiving meal is your turn and you’re a tad overwhelmed by the sheer number of details to make the event a success. Not to worry! We’re here to help with some organizational tips to keep things on schedule and panic-free. 3 Weeks Before Delve into recipes online and […]

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Safely Handling of Thanksgiving Leftovers

For many people, the Thanksgiving meal gives way to the best part of Thanksgiving – the leftovers. Whether you plan to whip up a new concoction or simply heat up Turkey and green beans, here are a few food safety tips to make sure that leftovers remain safe for all. To prevent food poisoning from […]

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Top Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and whether you’re an experienced cook or a novice, keeping a few simple food safety tips in mind will alleviate your stress and will keep your guests safe this holiday season. Turkey Prep If you’re buying a fresh turkey, buy it no more than two days in advance. Store it in […]

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31 Fun Things to Do With Kids in October

To celebrate the 31 days of October, we’re sharing a list of 31 fun things to do with your kids this month. Enjoy! Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Rake leaves into a pile and jump in them. Bob for apples. Visit a corn maze! Head to a pumpkin patch to choose your own pumpkins. […]

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Halloween Safety for Kids – Part 2 (Trick-or-Treating)

Store shelves are overflowing with Halloween candy, décor, and costumes this month, but there are some tips to keep in mind when sending your child off to trick-or-treat in your neighborhood, or in one that you’re not as familiar with. Walking Safety Offer your child a friendly reminder to cross the street at the corners, […]

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Halloween Safety for Kids – Part 1 (Costumes)

Store shelves are overflowing with Halloween candy, décor, and costumes this month, but there are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a child’s costume. Costumes can be Fun, Creative AND Safe Select the right size. Make sure the costume isn’t too tight or too long, which can create a tripping hazard or […]

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Fall Cleaning Checklist – Exterior

Autumn’s brisk and breezy days are here, signaling that winter isn’t too far behind. Now is the time to spruce up the exterior and interior of your home, so you’re ready for the holiday season – and ready for all of the time that you’ll be spending indoors. Caulk around windows and doors to stop […]

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Fall Cleaning Checklist – Interior

As the daylight starts to wane, consider taking some time to clean and organize the inside of your home, so you can enjoy it in the quickly-approaching winter months. Put things in their “place” in the public spaces first – living room, kitchen, entryway, and main bathroom. Clean from the top down, cleaning baseboards and […]

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September Lawn Maintenance

Now that fall has arrived, many homeowners are putting away their lawn mowers, but the yard work isn’t quite done yet. Here are some tips to prepare your lawn for several months of cold temperatures. Clear debris and leaves from gutters (and continue to do so every 2 weeks until all of the leaves have […]

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Organizing a Child’s Bedroom 101

If you’ve heard (or said) it once, you’ve heard it a million times – clean up your room! Here are some tips to help your child do just that, and painlessly. Child’s Point of View Get down on your child’s level and look around. Do the current pieces of furniture and storage solutions make sense? […]

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