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Backpack Roundup

July 19, 2016
Six children with backpacks in front of a chalkboard

The new school year is almost here and the hunt has begun for the season’s hottest gear! Sure, your star student needs to stock up on pens, pencils and notebooks. But today we’re focusing on the ultimate statement piece: the backpack. What better way is there for your son or daughter to express his or her originality and sense of style during the school day than with a backpack? Plus, he or she may be more likely to keep the folders, papers and projects contained—and…

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

March 15, 2016

Spring is synonymous with fresh air, fragrant flowers and frosty pitchers of pink lemonade, enjoyed on the front porch, of course. It’s also associated with cleaning and organizing the home. Want to rid your cherished abode of the last vestiges of winter? Here’s a handy spring home maintenance checklist to help you organize and revitalize your home just in time for the season of new beginnings:   Exterior Remove and clean window screens Wash windows Rid gutters of leaves, twigs and other debris Remove leaves,…

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Laundry Room Organization Tips

February 24, 2016

The laundry room… If you aren’t careful, it can easily become a catchall for mail, spare change, backpacks, keys, coats, shoes and all other manner of clutter. And having to spend time separating your lights from your darks in a crowded, chaotic space can make caring for your clothing seem like an even greater chore! If your laundry room is more failure than function, not to worry! Below, we’ve compiled a laundry list (pun totally intended!) of simple steps to help organize and revolutionize your…

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Lunch Box Roundup

July 31, 2015

School’s just around the corner, and it’s time, once again, to gather the gear your child(ren) will need for a fun and productive year. But we’re not here to talk paper, pencils and protractors. Today, we’re focusing exclusively on one of the season’s hottest educational accessories, arguably second only to the backpack: the lunch box. Food for thought In a day that’s typically filled with rules, schedules and a whole lot of structure, lunchtime gives kids a chance to relax, refuel and reconnect with their…

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7 Design Refresh Ideas for Spring

April 28, 2015

As the days grow longer and flowers bloom again, you can just feel the excitement in the air. Spring is here! This year, why not make a special point to bring the freshness of the season into your home? Whether you’ve just moved in or have been in your place for years, consider these seven ways to give your home a lift for the warmer weather. Spring for colorful plants and flowers: Spider plants and ivy are great year round, but when you introduce color into…

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