8 Feb 2018

No mudroom, no problem

First impressions count, so when it comes to making an entrance--or should I say an entryway--make sure visitors are wowed by the lack of clutter piled by your door. If the word mudroom is flashing in your mind right now, we’re on the same page. Whether you’re unloading a haul of groceries or storing shoes, backpacks and coats, a mudroom is a must for a busy family. If you’re lucky enough to have a room dedicated to organize your odds and ends, rejoice! If you don’t have a dedicated drop zone, the following ways to find functionality in the unused spaces of your home are for you. Rethink a closet An underused closet can be converted into a mudroom faster than you think....
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5 Feb 2018

New Year resolutions that can jeopardize your identity

We’ve rung in the New Year, so naturally it’s time to do self-reflection and declare your resolutions. Many attempts to become a better you, however, can jeopardize your identity. Follow these tips to protect your information: Get in shape. Ready to hit the gym and search for your elusive six-pack abs? When you apply for membership, be cautious about how much personal information you give. If you are required to provide a social security number or copy of your driver’s license, don’t be afraid to ask how the gym keeps that information safe. Identity thieves target gym lockers for wallets and purses, so bring a strong lock and choose a locker in the most high-traffic, visible part of the locker room. Ask the gym...
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29 Jan 2018

Eight ways to mix up your space

As the last box of holiday decor is safely tucked away, and the final bite of pecan pie consumed, you may look around your house and think that it looks, well, bare. And while most of us are ready to declutter our home after the holidays, there’s nothing like a mini home makeover to breath new life into a tired old space. Don’t worry about breaking the bank for these simple solutions though, because we’ve rounded up eight inexpensive ways to go from dismal to delightful. Pack it up If you hate your room but love your furniture, try looking at things from a different perspective. Sometimes the best way to revamp a living space is by seeing it completely empty. Removing...
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