With food prices soaring and energy costs at record highs, it's time for an energy-saving tune up for your refrigerator and freezer.
Keeping food fresh--while conserving energy--can bring a helpful boost to the strained food budget.
Try these tips to minimize energy use and save money on groceries: More »
Is your family looking to lower spending at the supermarket? Armed with a menu plan and a shopping list, you've taken the first steps toward establishing a grocery budget and are paying less for food.
But for many, the process isn't a happy one. Mornings aren't the same when a favorite coffee blend is replaced with a generic grind, while the family is getting mighty tired of downsized dinners. Sure, you're saving money--but are you getting the most food value for what you spend? More »
What's the fast-track way to an organized holiday season? Prepare for the holiday season with the help of a Christmas planner notebook!
Most often created as a simple 3-ring binder, a Christmas planner notebook is Santa Central for an organized Christmas. Because you make your own Christmas planner, each notebook will be unique: a treasure trove of personalized planning helpers to cut holiday-season stress.
Are you ready to cook once, eat for a month?
Once-a-month cooking. Frozen assets. OAMC. Meal assembly. Whatever you call it, cooking many meals in a single session banks home-cooked meals--and precious family time--for busy home managers.
What's not to like about freezer cooking? Economies of scale speed cooking chores. Buying in bulk saves money. Home preparation fosters better nutrition.
New options like "meal assembly franchises" help home cooks build frozen assets quickly. More »
Posted by Cynthia Ewer on October 5, 2010
Sister site Organized Christmas is pleased to announce a new focus site, 101 Days to Christmas. Designed to bring you a daily dose of holiday motivation, 101 Days to Christmas offers daily messages via the Web, e-mail, and social networking.
By breaking down holiday preparations into small daily assignments, 101 Days to Christmas makes it easy to get ready for Christmas without working too hard! Use it as a stand-alone holiday motivator, or combine it with one of the dedicated holiday plans offered by Organized Christmas.
Remember, Christmas is only 81 days away! Will you be ready? Check out this new offering from our Web site network to get organized for the holiday season:
So you think businesspeople are the only folks who need a personal planner? Think again: families need an organizer, too, to keep life moving smoothly on the home front!
Whether it's called a household notebook, a home management binder or family organizer, this simple idea saves time, cuts stress, and enhances communication in any-sized family or household.
A standard-sized binder stocked with calendars and schedules, planner forms and inventories, a Household Notebook creates a one-stop information center for busy families. Whether it's a carpool schedule or a co-worker's phone number, the Household Notebook holds the information you need to check each day. More »
Posted by Cynthia Ewer on June 15, 2010
It's June! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing ... and the voice of the yard sale shopper is heard in the land.
Thinking of holding a garage sale or yard sale this year? We've got everything you need to cut your clutter and score some cash with our garage sale tips--but if you're looking for more help, try these free printables for yard sale success:
Imagine the television pitch:
"Special offer! Not sold in stores! The amazing Household Wonder Worker will take your house from chaos to castle in only 21 days. It'll speed your cleaning, calm your chaos and cut your clutter. Don't wait! Get it today--and put our 21-day Household Wonder Worker to work for you!"
You say you have the phone in one hand and a credit card in the other? Sounds that good, does it?
Sorry, television viewers. Yes, the Amazing Household Wonder Worker is the most powerful secret weapon in the war against disorganization and clutter--but you can't buy it, not in stores, or anywhere.
You have to build your own, but it's free for the making. More »