The holiday season offers an array of opportunities to get gussied up, but we need to be ready. No, frantic last-minute foraging in your closet for something to wear. Below are some Closet Organization 101 basic guidelines, which are especially useful during this busy time of year. Current Only Unless you have unlimited storage space,…

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Holiday Table

Now that Halloween, the official kick-off to the holidays (at least according to retailers), has come and gone, it is time to prepare for entertaining. Whether you are hosting the big Turkey Day feast or smaller get-togethers, your kitchen will likely be the hub. To alleviate as much stress as possible, let’s get your entertainment…

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Holiday Gift photo

Here are 5 houseguest etiquette tips to get you invited to visit again and again. 1.  Be thoughtful and grateful. Bring a small gift that you think your hosts will enjoy.  Such as a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, or something representative of your hometown.  Or, treat your host to a dinner out. …

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How to be a Memorable Host to your Houseguests 1.  Welcome! Hopefully, you can be home when your guests arrive.  However, sometimes that is not possible due to work or other commitments.  Have a spare key available and tell guests where you hid it if you won’t be home when they arrive.  Or, if you have…

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The 5 Steps to Organizing process as it applies to your Holiday schedule: #1 Strategize  List all your holiday activities that you want to do     ACTIVITY                                                        …

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If your kitchen isn’t functioning at high efficiency it is a recipe for a holiday dinner disaster!  Organize it now to ensure stress-free holiday meal preparations.  Here are few quick tips to get started: Purge your pantry – look at expiration dates and remove all expired food, including spices. For more ideas on how to…

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