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Are you drowning in a sea of clutter at home? Parents TV's Kim Singer shows how a professional organizer can help you cut the clutter at your house. Don't miss these simple tips and techniques.years of trying to get organized, Nancy called Restoring Order, a professional organizing company . She found it at restoringorder.com. -People call because it's out of control, and they need help. They want to manage their paperwork or their photos, and it's overwhelming for them. -Okay. This is trash. -As a professional organizer , Katie Skagerberg helps Nancy set up personalized systems. -So, we want to set up systems that are intuitive to each client. And we wanna create long-term change. -Restoring Order's top tips, make time everyday to deal with incoming paperwork and mail. -Most people weren't taught how to do that. -Set up a processing center to help you prioritize your papers. -Things that you need to take action on right away versus things that can really wait. -Oh, this is the best picture . -And get those family photos into albums or photo boxes. -This is Jay-R. -Okay. -I'm not sure what year it is. -The plusses are being able to find your photos when you want them, and be able to share those memories with family going forward. -Just taking the first step can be the hardest step to getting organized. But calling in a professional organizer may be the best first step you can make. -You know, you're frustrated, and you're overwhelmed, and we can help you get
-Everyone has memories of the schoolyard games that we loved to play as kids. For most of us, those days are gone. But do they have to be? As Holly and Marni find out, you don't have to give up recess just because you've grown up. Here's this week's summer of fun, It Mom adventure. -Hey, batter,-We're gonna rip it out. -Yay. Awesome job. -Totally feel good. -One, two , three . Good game with them! -Save me! Work it. Save me. Nice job . That's gotta look like a little bit of fun. Yeah, really, really fun. [unk] report in your area. Let's get water. -Now,
Decorating on a Budget
Parents TV's Kim Singer shows how to stretch your decorating dollars with designer secrets anyone can use.Our families. Our lives. -Looking for some quick and inexpensive decorating tips? Paint can be the best way to get the most punch and instant impact out of even the smallest decorating budget. -First of all, paint is inexpensive so never be afraid of it. You can always change it. -The hallmark of this condo is eye-popping color, but where do you start? Interior designer Jeni Wright says find a fabric that you love and pick your paint colors from it. -Pull the paint color into the next room that's connected to it. In a pillow, or a chair, or something that makes everything flow. -Designer secret number 2, don't let your floor be a bore. -There's a great large patterned floor or rug on the floor. A lot of people don't think about putting the pattern on the floor. -Number 3, be bold in mixing traditional furniture with contemporary, and flea market finds kind can be decorating treasures. -When you mix things like that it makes it feel like it wasn't done in a
Home Delivery Services
Holly and Marni try out home delivery services including a mobile doggy wash! Could these services help you?but errands, totally unavoidable. So, we decided to test out 3 different delivery services to see if they'd make our lives easier. -First up, grocery delivers so let's go inside and let them do the work.of my least favorite things to do I have to say is grocery shopping . -Well, you have-- -Four kids. -Four kids. -Which seems like forty-one when you get there. -Yeah. -With all the tasks we have to do and errands we have to run, it's really hard to find the time to just sit and play with your kids, so maybe delivery services are good because they buy you a little extra time to do that. -The dog needs a bath, so, I ordered aaround like crazy right now. Sometimes you just wanna stay home. -Yeah. - Delivery services can alleviate the chaos of always having to leave the house. I never get a chance to read. -I don't either. I
Parents TV brings you the highlights of a family dream kitchen designed with special zones for baking cookies and after school snacks. This Better Homes and Garden's showcase kitchen has something special for every member of the family.island bar area and it's done in a fabulous kind of sparkling red color . It really expresses that this kitchen is about fun and family together time. It's not super, super serious. -The kitchen has a
Hi, everybody. Times are tough for everybody right now but that is definitely not a reason to stop decorating. We have got some affordable tips to keep your home looking stylish. Family Circle Magazine's Home Style Director, Judy Prouty, is here to fill us in on what we can do. It's so good to haveas this, and put all your essentials out, your makeup brushes, your nail polish , then you add a little decorative touch of pretty dish with some pretty soaps, maybe a vase with some flowers in it.
Want some fun, new ways to hang and display your family photos? The It Moms, Holly Resnick and Marni Renison, show you ways to make your walls picture-perfect.started. -Let's start it. -This is Tara from Craft Warehouse, a local craft store and she's gonna impart some wisdom on this project so that we don't destroy Marnie's house again. -So, a family wall can really be many different things and what you have here is great. It's a mantle shelf which is a great way to display momentos and lots of different pictures. You start it with your focal point there which is your wedding vows . And then, you're also now layering pictures over which, I think, is a nice multidimensional look. -I like that. [unk] -She forgotreally beautiful, isn't it? -Holly! -What? -Your picture's in front of my wedding vows . -It's a good focal point for the room. -Maybe for you. Let's just leave it. -Bye, It Moms. -Bye, It Moms. -It
Spring Cleaning With Kids!
Give your home a spring cleaning with help from Walmart. Hi. I'm Alicia. I'm one of the moms that make up the Motherboard, a great resource for sharing ideas, information, advice, and inspiration-- mom to mom. In the Motherboard's free weekly newsletter, Life Made Better, we talk about fun, family,know it, you'll have picked up enough to get to the real spring cleaning . Kids do best when you give them one small task at a time. And make them feel important. Make one the head window cleaner, and the other the woodwork master. Then, set them up with eco-friendly cleaners with items you already have in your pantry. To make an all-purpose cleaner, mix one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle . This is good on glass and countertops. To clean wood surfaces in your home, combine two parts lemon juice and one part olive oil . Pour a small amount on your rag, and use to polish finished wood surfaces. A simple, inexpensive and effective way to get your home clean from top to bottom. When you're mapping out your spring cleaning , keeping a chore chart will keep everybody on task. Post it on the refrigerator or a bulletin board. Charts help kids remember what chores need to be done and when. Once your child has done the task for the day, let him place a sticker in the correct box. If the stickers can build up to a spring activity as a reward, all the more fun. You can download an age-appropriate chore list at the motherboard.com. If you make spring cleaning a fun family affair, you'll have more time to enjoy the season. For more ideas like these, sign up for the free Life Made Better newsletter at parents.com. It's also a great way to share your best tips , tricks , and advice for raising kids. So, sign out, and get in on the conversation.