Seasonal Spin

Around the year, the calendar turns.

Be ready for seasonal celebrations with these hints and tips for holidays and festive occasions in your organized home.

Clean BBQ Grills Fast and Cheap

Before picnic season enters full swing, it's time to clean the barbecue grill. To do so, line a plastic garbage bag with paper towels, and insert grills. Spray grills with a mixture of 2 parts ammonia and 1 part water. Close bag and allow to stand overnight; open carefully, then wash grease-free grills with hot water and detergent before use.

Time for a Pre-Holiday Camera Check

Ready, set, roll 'em! Christmas morning will soon be here, so take a moment to prepare to capture the memories. Haul out the cameras and videocams and make sure they're ready for the big day. Charge the batteries, check supplies of film or digital media, and be sure you have cables handy for uploading digital photos. Share the moment!

Make It Merry With A Christmas Morning Basket

On Christmas morning, happy chaos reigns--but nobody wants to delay opening gifts so the family camera operator can find fresh batteries! Ahead of the big day, assemble a Christmas morning basket, containing scissors, pliers, camera batteries and any tools you need to open clamshell packaging. Add a pad of paper and pen to record gifts for thank-you notes. You'll be ready for the fun.