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How to Speed Up Your Computer

If you’re computer is running like molasses, but you’re not quite ready to spring for a brand new PC, use these three tips, from computer expert JJ Schoch, to help your machine run like new.

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How to Keep Track of Your Kids’ Activities

Between play dates, soccer practice, and the math tutor, you might just forget that Junior had a piano lesson scheduled for this afternoon. Who can blame you? Ensure you don’t miss a beat by trading your traditional calendar (complete with those tiny, over-filled boxes) for a dry-erase board in your entryway.

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How to Organize the Linen Closet

Save yourself time and frustration while changing the bedding or setting the table by taking control of the chaos in your linen closet.

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A Trick to Help Reduce Laundry

If you have a house full of kids (or houseguests!) use permanent markers to write everyone’s name on clothespins, then attach each clothespin to the appropriate towel.

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An Exclusive Invite to a New To-Do Service

This is one of my favorite someecards of all time: Sound a little too familiar? There may be a fun solution. I was invited to try out a great new service called TwoDo that allows you to assign to-dos to your partner (or yourself) via email and keeps track of outstanding tasks in an easy-to-use, multiplatform interface. There are a million to-do […]

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Collect Mini-Toiletries for the Guest Bathroom

Expecting house guests? No need to share your pricey shampoo with your mother-in-law. Instead, stock the guest bathroom with mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash you’ve collected from hotels and resorts.

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How to Fold a Flag

Fly your American flags high, because today–June 14–the country celebrates both Flag Day and the US Army’s 238th birthday. In honor of the holiday, learn how to fold the stars and the stripes into a traditional triangle when it’s not on display.

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How to Arrange the Refrigerator

If you arrange the refrigerator properly, you’ll not only be able to find everything, but you’re also less likely to waste food.

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Where to Store Rubber Gloves

No one wants to put on a pair of wet rubber gloves when it’s time to do the dishes or scrub the bathtub. So next time you peel off those bright yellow gloves hang them up inside a cabinet—open side down, which will prevent water from pooling in the fingertips. You can easily attach clothespins or binder clips to the […]

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How to Organize Tablecloths and Other Linens

If you have a well-stocked linen closet, use this trick to keep differently sized tablecloths and sheet sets organized. Next time you’re at the office supply store pick up a package of paper tags. Write the information about each piece on the tag (for tablecloths: the measurement and the shape; for sheet sets: the size bed it fits), then store […]

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