Five Steps to Organizing Your Garage

Five Steps to Organizing Your Garage

Do you ever feel like you are using your garage as a big trash can? Everybody loves a neat and organized garage. The key to arriving at an orderly garage is to take a systematic approach. Clear the floor. A floor that is clear as possible will encourage that clean, safe, and well-organized visual that…

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Moving Along on the Fourth

Moving Along on the Fourth

Carnivals, concerts, and campgrounds are the kind of events we usually associate with summertime holidays like the Fourth of July. With these family fun activities and celebrations, it is easy to forget the real reason we are celebrating the Fourth of July — the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is…

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

“Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” — Anne Geddes We celebrate Father’s Day to remind ourselves of the importance and the challenges of fatherhood. The often overlooked unsung heroes of parental holidays, fathers don’t enjoy the halo of admiration we give our mothers. They work tirelessly…

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Hit Refresh and Update Your Front Porch

Hit Refresh and Update Your Front Porch

Summer is an exceptionally wonderful time in Wisconsin. The terrain is lush and green. Whether you have Aspen, Birch, or Maple trees — your landscape is full of color. If you’d like to have your home looking as good as the blossoming trees, here are a few tips to refresh your front porch: Add Color…

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

While we think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, this holiday is more than a family and friends barbecue and a three day weekend. On Monday, May 25, people will visit loved ones at cemeteries, volunteers will decorate parade floats, and children will march in parades. The truth is that many Americans…

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Creating a Great Home Office

Creating a Great Home Office

While the current pandemic is unprecedented, its impact has only reinforced a lot of the changes we already saw for a few years — like working from home. More and more people realize the added flexibility of working remotely and are hoping their employers will give them that benefit even when the pandemic ends. Here…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

On the second Sunday of May, we honor the person who tended to us as small children, nourished us as teenagers, and listened to our problems as young adults. As a child, there was never a shortage of ways to please your mom on Mother’s Day. A sentimental poem or placing your hands into tempera…

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Earth Day

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! One billion people in 192 countries now participate! On any other Earth Day, we would encourage you to join the world by planting trees, cleaning up your towns and roads, and meeting with your elected officials! Today, the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, social distancing measures limit…

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Whether Easter represents a religious holiday or simply a time for us to enjoy children running around, hunting for eggs, it is a holiday that evokes images of family. This year’s COVID-19 and sheltering in place give the holiday a deeper meaning as all of us are grateful to be around our loved ones. Have…

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National Cleaning Week

National Cleaning Week

National Cleaning Week begins the fourth Sunday in March and it’s the perfect chance to clean out closets, basements, and storage lockers. Here’s a fun bit of trivia: According to National Calendar Day, here are the most dreaded of cleaning tasks: • Cleaning the bathroom (52%) • Kitchen cleaning (23%) • Dusting (23%) • Mopping…

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Spring Cleaning has Psychological Benefits

Spring Cleaning has Psychological Benefits

If you’ve read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo or even a lesser-known book like Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen, you’ve had to agree they must be onto something when it comes to cleaning and organizing. While spring cleaning isn’t exactly “self-care,”…

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Best Practices for Storing Your Records

Best Practices for Storing Your Records

While most of us have heard of the term Dumpster Diving, few of us have heard the term Crate Digging. Dumpster Diving is rummaging through items from residential, commercial, and construction containers for items discarded by their owners. Crate Digging, the loftier and more refined cousin of Dumpster Diving, is a hip hop term for…

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