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Thinking about moving to a new home? Consider downsizing. Living with a smaller floor plan can help you keep your home clean and tidy with less work, and having fewer possessions means less chance for mess.
Now that much of the U.S. is starting to see some sun, it’s tempting to overdo our outdoors time. Remember to wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and dress appropriately when you’ll be working or playing in hot weather: being … Continue reading
Planning to transfer your houseplants back outside for the summer? Consider using a wheeled cart, pot mover, or even a skateboard to help take some of the load from your body. If repotting plants into larger containers, try using lightweight … Continue reading
Write things down. Even if you’re sure you’ll remember such important dates as your next physical-therapy appointment or when to give your pets monthly flea medicine, keeping track of your calendar can help you avoid additional stress, anxiety, and confusion. … Continue reading
Tornado season is in full swing. If you live in affected areas, be sure to keep both car and home emergency kits stocked, as well as ample emergency food and whatever tools help you survive a flare. Ideally, these kits … Continue reading
April 15 isn’t just for taxes: it’s also the last frost date for much of the U.S. – so it’s a great time to think about adding tender plants to your garden. Conserve energy by choosing perennials and self-seeding annuals, … Continue reading
Keep a basic tool kit – a lightweight hammer, Phillip’s-head and regular screwdrivers, and needle-nose pliers are a great start, plus some nails and screws – on each floor of your home to make minor repairs easier. Otherwise, you’ll be … Continue reading
Nobody really likes to think about it, but preparing essential legal documents – wills, advance directives, and so on – can help preserve you and your loved ones from additional stress and strain during difficult times. In the same vein, … Continue reading
If you’re planning to be home during the day, start cooking early so that you’re not too tired to prepare a healthy dinner. For instance, put on a pot of dried beans, or toss a couple of sweet potatoes in … Continue reading