Preparing Your Taxes: Thinking Through Your Needs

Regardless of where you are in your tax preparation – unless, of course, you're done – it's best to start by asking yourself some questions so that you can get organized before you start! Tax Preparation Professional or Not? To be honest, whether you're using a tax professional or not, I would still encourage you…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Finding a Method that Works for You

I would say that doing the laundry is one of the chores that people most complain about. Because it's continuous and involves so many steps, you often don't feel as if you're ever done, which can be discouraging. In my quest to finally get on top of laundry, I've come across many different systems. Combining some…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Thinking Through Your Needs

It's that time of week – time to evaluate your needs, your preferences and your lifestyle to figure out a laundry system that works for you! Here are some questions to get you started. Considering Your Family How many people live in your home? How many loads of laundry do you do in an average…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Making It Last

By far, the most common answer to this week's poll question – "How organized is your pantry?" – was: I usually reorganize my pantry and/or stockpile every few months, but it rarely lasts. So how do get our pantries, freezers and stockpiles organized and keep them that way? Staying On Top Of It Taking a…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Canisters or Original Packaging?

Do you have canisters and other containers in your pantry or do you keep food in it's original packaging, maybe with clips to hold the bags closed? I've been thinking about this a lot as I get ready to reorganize my pantry (again!). Right now, we keep everything in it's original packaging. I actually open…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Make a Plan

It's plan time! This week we're looking at putting your pantry to work for you. By decluttering and organizing your pantry, freezer and stockpile, you'll save on your grocery bill – something we could all use these days. Why? Because you will know exactly what you have. You'll know which food is getting ready to…

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