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Thrifted DIY Toy Box Seats

 by Amanda Causey Baity Tired of looking at the nursery’s grey plastic storage bin as a toy box I set out on a mission to find the perfect wooden box to create something special for my son. I still have about 6 weeks until he arrives. Here are Baby Brother’s new toy boxes. I got these from Bthrifty. They were 15.99 …

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Prince William Recycling Rate for 2013

County Recycling Rate Now 40.5 % County Continues to Exceed State Mandate  July 14, 2014, Prince William, VA — Prince William County’s official recycling rate for 2013 was 40.5 percent. The Prince William County Public Works, Solid Waste Division Recycling Office received confirmation from Virginia Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) of the County’s Recycling Rate in June. By comparison, the …

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Top Tips for Moms to Stay Better Organized

(StatePoint) For busy moms always on the go, it’s crucial to find new ways to save time and money, while reducing daily hassles. Let these organizational tips help you stay on track: Make Mornings Easier Mornings are always hectic when you’re preparing the entire family for the day. Simplify those early hours by prepping certain things the night before. For …

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Five Myths of Spring Cleaning

Debunk conventional wisdom to get the most from cleaning (Family Features) Don’t get caught putting extra work into your spring cleaning efforts. “A little effort up front can make everything you do feel effortless,” said Patrick Coleman, spokesman for Hoover vacuums. “It’s not about finding short cuts. It’s about finding easier ways to do the job right.” Here are five …

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Happy Spring (Cleaning)!

Submitted by Merry Maids of Prince WIlliam, Culpeper and Fauquier Counties Some people look forward to spring training. At Merry Maids of Prince William, Culpeper and Fauquier Counties, we are all about spring cleaning! And we’re not the only ones. According to a 2013 survey, nearly 72% of adults participate in some form of annual spring cleaning. Here are the …

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let your artistic aspirations soar. The …

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Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay

(Family Features) If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future. Following are some simple tips to …

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Nutrition Labels Decoded

Tips for Interpreting Nutrition Facts Labels (Family Features) Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it’s often confusing and even a bit misleading. While lists of ingredients and the Nutrition …

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter that busy lifestyles create, try …

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Simple Tips for Easy Kitchen Clean Up

(Family Features) From rushed morning breakfasts to hurried dinners, the kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. But with all of this activity comes a world of messes. For busy moms, cleaning up spills and splatters can be a job in itself, especially when kids are involved. From installing kitchen features that make it easier for kids to …

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