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Friday Favorite: Ziploc® Bags


Ziploc bags are an essential element in any organized home (we also find plenty of them in not-so-organized homes).  Ziploc bags are an easy, inexpensive way to help anyone get and stay organized. Now that sectioning out your liquids into 3oz containers when flying is the norm, the Ziploc bag is more handy than ever. Even before we…

Tax Time Tips


It’s the first of March and the inevitable deadline is now lingering. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get your tax related documents together. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the chaos: Keep all important tax related documents in a file labeled 2010 taxes. After filing, keep your…

Get Ready for the Blizzard


A blizzard is about to hit the Chicagoland area. Are you organized and ready? Before the big snow hits, think about the impact it will have on your home and family. Here is a checklist for blizzard preparedness: Get the garage ready: Make sure you have salt and shovels handy. Check the gas level on your…