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It’s time to decorate your home for fall! There are plenty of inexpensive ways to decorate for fall and stretch your dollar. Below are some fun and frugal ways to give your home an autumn awakening. Display Blankets and Throws As the days get colder; it is a perfect time to bring out your blankets and throws. Hang them over the back of chairs so that they are easy to grab when you get chilly. You can even hang pretty wall orange and red quilts on your walls to help welcome in fall’s spectacular color show. Make a Fall Wreath…

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Starting a new semester at school can be stressful for your child. Meeting new kids in all new classes can create anxiety for many. Their curriculum becomes more difficult as their grade level increases too. Putting all these together can make your child feel uneasy about starting the new school year. Fortunately, there are measures you can take as a parent to help transition your child into starting the new school year. Here are some tips that you can follow to ease your child’s anxiety about going back to school this fall. Preparing for Their School Schedule One of the…

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The start of a new school year marks the beginning of a new phase in life. Whether your child is entering school for the first time or moving up to a new grade, it is a brand new beginning. With this new beginning, it is time to get rid of the things you and your children no longer need. Here are a few tips you can use to clear away the clutter and get your child in gear for the back to school school season. Clear Out the Desk Your child needs a quiet, uncluttered place to do homework. Getting…

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Every year, the time comes when summer is officially over and so is swimming season. The temperatures are turning cooler and the swimsuits and goggles have been packed away. It’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the fall and winter. If you’re going through this process for the very first time, rest assured it isn’t complicated. Follow these steps to successfully close your pool before the winter season. Timing is Key If you close your pool too early, you risk an algae and mold problem that you will have to deal with in the spring. You want…

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Winter may be long and brutal, but it won’t last forever. Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be able to spend some quality time on your boat in the water. You’ve probably been dreaming of this since you put your boat away. To make the most out of your time and ensure that you are ready as soon as the weather warms up, it’s a good idea to get your boat ready in the spring. Below are the steps you’ll need to take to accomplish that goal. 1. Inspect and Wash Your Boat The first thing…

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Gardens of any variety provide beauty and nourishment to a home, if you grow fruits and vegetables. They are hard work and require tedious care to thrive. Some individuals do not have time to take care of a garden, or they may not have a big enough yard to support a garden. You can think about using an alternative like planter boxes. A planter box is an excellent method to use if you do not have the space or the time for a traditional garden. You can change out the plants in the box and can easily control what grows…

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Daylight Savings Time steals an hour of your day, yet gives you more daylight in just a few weeks. It’s important you make the most of this time. We have some of the best ways to get ready to Spring Forward. 1. Change Smoke Detector Batteries Most people don’t think about their smoke detectors until they start that annoying chirping sound in the middle of the night. Instead of waiting for them all to go out at once to interrupt your sleep, take this time to swap out the batteries. Most detectors take a simple 9-volt battery. Take this time…

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When you’re eager to get back to the garden and begin planting, waiting for spring can feel endless. Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken during the colder months to prepare for spring. Not only will these tips keep gardeners busy while they wait for perfect planting weather but they will make gardening easier and more efficient while also providing a healthy foundation for plants. Clean and Repair Tools Cold weather is the perfect time to work on indoor tasks, and ensuring that gardening tools are in top shape is essential. Tools can be cleaned with soap or…

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It happens to us all; we have that fancy dinner, work event, or party that we have to attend. But when you check the weather, the temperature is lower than you’d like. Here are several tips that you can use when you need to dress warm when wearing formal clothing. Long Overcoat/Jacket The first tip is invest in a heavy-weight long jacket. This means that it is going to need to be made of a fabric that is heavy, like wool. The material inside of the coat will need to be lined so that it can protect you from the…

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The start of a new year generates peak positive energy among people, so why should the workplace be any different? January is a month of new beginnings, celebrations and cultivating an overall positive mindset for the future. For this reason, January 28th is National Fun at Work Day. The Importance of Having Fun at Work According to the American Institute of Stress, AIS, 83 percent of US workers suffer from work-related stress. Furthermore, only 43 percent of these US employees think their employers care about their work-life balance. Enjoying a day dedicated to employees having fun at work helps combat…

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