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How to Clean Your Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Ice Maker (And Why You Should)

How to Clean Your Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Ice Maker (And Why You Should)

Cleaning our appliances sounds like something I should totally do.  I mean, I don’t want our stuff to be dirty. But I have 8 million things to do, so this one totally falls off the list. Especially because I didn’t know how to do it anyway. I’ve been learning a lot lately about mold. Apparently […]

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Crab Legs on a Dime

Do you love crab legs but hate the price on the menu? I have a couple of girlfriends who like them, too. One time, our friend Jennifer had us over to her house to have crab legs. It must have cost her a fortune to buy us all crab legs (thanks again, Jennifer!). It worked […]

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A New GE Appliance = Hours of Fun with a Giant Box

When I was a kid, I remember turning a huge box into a play house. My sisters and I even hung some curtains in it. Well, we stapled them into it, but you get the idea. Turns out playing in boxes is hereditary (or universally loved by all children everywhere!). Remember that GE Dishwasher that […]

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What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle (Part I)

Set Up Good Systems & Embrace Imperfection I was a student of organization during the last two decades of the twentieth century. I struggled as many of you do with clutter and chaos. I read books, tried new techniques, enjoyed a few successes and learned how NOT to do things. I declared myself to be […]

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Learned Something That Makes Dishwashers Work Better

I love engineers (enginerds, I call them). They are smart people, who make things happen. And they were some of my favorite people to be around when I worked at UPS. When you hang out with engineers, you learn things. I have recently came to appreciate all the engineering that went into my new GE […]

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Dishwasher Appreciation

Washing Dishes By Hand One of my earliest memories of washing dishes by hand is at my childhood BFF Missy’s house. We were probably 4 or 5 years old. We had two chairs at the sink and were washing dishes together. We sang while we worked, and the song was from Pop-Eye: “I want a […]

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Tip for Getting Spray Color Out of Your Child’s Hair

It’s almost Halloween (yay!) and for some moms that means paint in hair — and not all hair paints are created equal. Some can be really hard to wash out as my friend Stacey learned recently. After much trial and error she found washing her daughter’s hair with baking soda was a HUGE help. So, word […]

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Tip: The Ultimate Odor Eliminator

Wanna know how to get rid of a persistent odor? A friend of mine just shared an awesome tip for solving this problem. She has a puppy that peed in her car. And even though she did her best to clean it up immediately – every time the car got hot she could still smell […]

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Tips for Organizing Your Kids’ Toys

Looking for a way to keep toys organized? Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle from Organize It: Data, Time and Space says cube storage is ideal. If you are on a budget, Karen recommends these wire cubes, which are sold at Target. A four-cube set sells for $39, but she says she occasionally finds them on sale for less. If […]

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How to Clean A Stroller

Previously on, we shared tips for How to Clean Your Jogging Stroller. But today we are covering how to clean regular ole strollers. We just got back from a trip to Disney World. My kids are 4 and 7 and thought we should take strollers for them since there is so much walking at Disney […]

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