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Tip Tuesday – Lighter Higher, Heavier Lower

When storing ANY thing in closets, pantries, attics, garages, and basements, try to put light items (like paper goods, boxes of cereal, delicate ornaments, and plastic sleds) HIGHER. Heavier items (like beverages, canned goods, tools, and hardware) should be placed LOWER. This system is easier on your back and important for your safety—imagine a can…

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Tip Tuesday – Wardrobe Turnover

Welcome to our newest MOPS subscribers! Enjoy these quick Tuesday Tips that come straight to your inbox! How much of your clothing do you REALLY wear? When you (finally!) switch your closet over from warm weather to cool weather clothing, be sure to TURN all of the hangers so that they face BACKWARD on the rail. After…

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Tip Tuesday – Pitch Prescriptions Properly

Do you have a bunch of these half-empty orange containers lying around? National Prescription Take Back Day is on October 28th, so it’s time to clear out your bathroom cabinets and linen closets! Remember, it is unsafe to flush or throw away prescriptions, and they do expire. Keep your community and family safe by rounding up those old drugs for drop-off.

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Tip Tuesday – Be Prepared For Anything

While it’s never a bad idea to have your emergency supply kit tidily organized, you may want to take extra precautions for a Night of the Living Dead. In the case of a zombie apocalypse, the CDC recommends (seriously, see this link!) plenty of water, non-perishable food items, medications, and other first aid supplies (although you’re…

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Tip Tuesday – Be Bright

Shorter days can be dark and gloomy, so brighten things up! Install 3-way bulbs and dimmer switches so spaces can be illuminated for everyday tasks and then dimmed for evening relaxation. You will find that you are more efficient and less depressed (SAD syndrome is real!) with brighter lights all around!

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Tip Tuesday – Don’t Fall Back

Already overwhelmed by the oncoming holiday season? Don’t “fall back” on maintaining your already established routines and habits! Now is probably not the best time to add new resolutions—people do them at the new year for a reason! But do your best to keep up with the basics: healthy eating, exercise, sleep, laundry, bill paying,…

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Tip Tuesday – Get Ready For Guests

Expecting visitors over the holiday season? Now is the time to prep their area, free up closet space, and provide clear surfaces so your guests can spread out and feel welcomed. Make sure there is an easy-to-reach surge protector out for guests’ multiple electronic devices. And, just as essential as fresh towels and flowers is prominently displaying your WiFi login information and password, so…

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Tip Tuesday – Be Thankful

As well as sharing thanks during the big meal, take time throughout the season to be thoughtful and grateful.  Express your gratitude to others with a Facebook comment, email, or even better—an old fashioned letter!  Mindfulness and being present in the moment is the best gift you can give yourself and those around you. 

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Tip Tuesday – Remove and Replace

“Remove and Replace” is a common concept applied to dealing with files (be they paper or electronic). When you receive some new information that changes or updates older information, then the best practice is to “remove and replace” those old files as they are no longer valid. For example, you get an amended car insurance policy for the…

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