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Jul 17 2014

5 Ways to Stay Organized in an Apartment

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Sometimes our homes can get cluttered and the mess can give us added stress that we don't need! When living in a smaller space like an apartment, it's important to keep things well-organized so you don't feel over-crowded. Here are 5 tips for staying clutter-free in your apartment.

1. Invest in a file cabinet and shredder- Have lots of bills, old insurance documents and junk mail laying around? Instead of letting a pile accumulate on the kitchen table, shred what you don't need and file the important documents in a well-organized file cabinet!

2. Keep your sink dish-free - Sometimes dishes can get the best of us (especially after cooking a large meal) but to keep food odors away, spend five minutes after eating cleaning the dishes and filling up the dishwasher.

3. Have specified laundry days - Dirty laundry can really pile up making your bedroom feel smaller and smaller! Invest in a good size hamper to hide the dirty clothes and schedule designated days to get the laundry done. When the laundry is finished drying, fold it and put it away before it sits around and becomes wrinkled.

4. Make use of the space under your bed - Our beds take up a lot of room in our bedrooms. If your bed frame allows, start using that space for storage! Purchase air-tight plastic bags to store winter clothes during the summer or full a large plastic container with your blankets and shoes. Don't waste the space just because you can't see it!

5. Purchase baskets or bins for closet storage - Rather than throwing all of your toiletries and towels on shelves, try organizing your items by putting them in baskets! Hats and gloves can go in a basket in your coat closet and purses and accessories can go in baskets in your bedroom closet. Having designated spaces for items makes your home look and feel more organized.



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Jul 11 2014

10 Activities for Summer Vacation

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By now the kids are all out of school and summer vacation is in full swing! Some days it's too hot to play outside and some days the rain interrupts our plans. Here are ten ideas for activities you and the kids can try to stay entertained until school starts up again!


1. Visit your local library! A lot of libraries offer summer activities for children like story time or sing alongs. Take the kids and register them for a library card if you haven't already. While there they can rent a few books to read over vacation!

2. Play mini golf! Mini golf is a fun activity for both kids and adults. Many establishments offer other fun activities like ice cream, bumper boats and live music too.

3. Visit a zoo! Whether it's a small petting zoo or a large zoo full of wildlife, the kids will be sure to enjoy seeing animals in their natural habitats.

4. See a matinee! On a day when the weather isn't cooperating, take the kids to see a movie during the day. Lots of local theaters serve a variety of lunch foods too so you can have lunch AND a show all in one!

5. Check out an indoor or outdoor playground! Depending on the weather there are both options! Maybe even call some friends and have their kids meet you so a group of you can all play together.

6. Plan a day at an amusement park! What kids don't love rides, arcade games and delicious food? An amusement park has a little something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

7. Enjoy a pool day! Whether you live in one of our apartment communities that has a pool or your town has a local one, sitting poolside is always a fun summer time activity.

8. Create some art! Whether you do this at home or head to a local paint shop or pottery making class, the kids will enjoy unleashing their inner artist during their time away from school.

9. Visit a museum! Keep their minds moving over summer vacation by taking the kids to a local museum. Lowell has lots of textile museums and there are children's museums in Boston and Acton, MA!

10. Check out the aquarium! Sharks, fish, turtles and penguins! There's plenty to see at your local aquarium. Some places even have shows you can attend once you get there so you can see penguins getting trained and fish being fed!



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Jul 03 2014

5 Festive 4th of July Desserts!

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Hurricane Arthur may be on his way but that isn't going to stop us from celebrating the 4th of July up here in New England! Whether you are celebrating on the 4th or the weekend after, there will be plenty of cookouts and parties to attend! Want to bring a festive dessert with you? Check out these 5 Patriotic recipes!

1. July Fourth Flag Cake (recipe here)














2. Red White and Blue Trifle (recipe here)
















3. Rice Krispie Treat Cheesecake bars (recipe here)
















4. Blue Velvet Cupcakes (recipe here)
























5. Patriotic Whoopie Pies (recipe here)






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Jun 30 2014

20 Days to a Clean and Organized Home

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Did you know you could organize your entire home in 20 days? Sometimes when we think about the amount of cleaning and organizing that needs to be done at home it can be overwhelming. The best way to handle your organization is to tackle it one area at a time! If you designate one day (or even just a couple hours in that day) to one area you can have an organized and revitalized home in no time! Here's our 20 day organization challenge list! Feel free to tweak it based upon your own needs. Remember...you don't have to tackle these projects on consecutive days. Cross them off as you go and when you're all done sit back and relish in the cleanliness:)

Day 1: Medicine cabinets
Day 2: Coat closet
Day 3: Under beds
Day 4: Laundry area
Day 5: Under sinks
Day 6: Fridge and freezer
Day 7: Kitchen cabinets
Day 8: Bedroom closets
Day 9: Desk or office
Day 10: Garage
Day 11: Patio or balcony
Day 12: Linen closet
Day 13: Kids toys
Day 14: Living room
Day 15: Car
Day 16: Bedroom dresser
Day 17: Nightstands
Day 18: Handbags or backpacks
Day 19: Pet areas
Day 20: Pantry



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Jun 25 2014

Creativity Corner Presents....DIY July 4th Parade Wands!

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Watch the video below to learn a fun and easy DIY project your kids will love for the 4th of July!




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