It sometimes seems like clutter just sneaks in when you are not looking. You tidy your home in only to turn around and find that things have begun, once more, to collect and pile up. Believe it or not, there are ways to deal with this insidious creep and stop it before it begins. Here are a few simple rules to get rid of the clutter and prevent yourself from becoming a hoarder.
There’s nothing quite like coming in from playing in the snow and warming up by standing over or under one of the vents for your HVAC system. In many ways, it’s like a warm hug from your house to you. Ensuring those vents stay clean, then, is an integral part of regular winter maintenance, to provide plenty of air can come through and keep your home nice and warm.
A big part of teaching your kids to be financially responsible is to practice what you preach. Kids learn by the example that you set. If you are not committed to spending responsibly and using good saving and money habits yourself, your children are unlikely to learn this skill. Here are some ways to help your kids learn the value of money in real-life ways.
Teaching kids healthy habits starts early and lasts their whole life. However, lecturing your child about the importance of money may not sound appealing to you or your child. Teaching money management doesn’t have to be dull. It can be quite fun!
Children have the unique ability to re-ignite their parent’s excitement for Christmas all over again, as they dream of Santa’s visit and jump at the thought of presents under the tree. However, with so much “want” kids experience this time of year, the concept of value and working for what you have can be lost on little ones. By having them save to buy their own gifts for friends and family, you can help re-instill those values at this special time of year. Some tips for teaching them ways to save on gifts are given below.
Chores are a fantastic opportunity for children to share in the household work and to learn to use their hands, brains, and bodies to help others. When children take part in household chores, they feel needed and part of something. They build self-confidence and self-esteem when they feel they are contributing something concrete to the family. These learned skills carry over into other relationships outside of the family. The purposeful movement of washing dishes, sweeping the floor and folding clothes is a great way for children to get rid of excess energy and reduce stress. Here are six tips on introducing chores to your children.
Remember when you were a kid and your parents got out the credit card to pay for something? It was like magic — instant wealth that could be yours as soon as you got a piece of plastic of your own. Throughout history, scammers have taken advantage of this childlike wonder to convince people of strategies which seem to make quick and easy money. Immunize your children against get-rich-quick and too-good-to-be-true deals by teaching them what to look out for.
Do you live in a large city? Do you not have enough time in the day to take your kids to school? Perhaps the city’s public transportation might be able to help you out. Teaching your children to use public transportation doesn’t just help you. It also helps them become more confident in themselves. However, it’s important to teach them the proper ways to use it, so they’re safe around others and so they reach their destination without issues. Here are a few ways you can instill these lessons in your children.
For decades, youngsters have turned to the trusty roadside lemonade stand for a quick cash infusion when funds run low and the new issue of Superman is set to hit the local comic book shelves. As with everything else it seems, the world has changed dramatically. These days, by the time little Johnny or Suzie sells their first cup of the beverage, they’ve probably violated five different city ordinances and are in danger of being shut down by the local health department. It’s rough on a kid entrepreneur out there. Read on!
Pet owners are more likely to live longer, happier lives than their pet-less counterparts. There are many reasons for this, and one of them is the additional exercise people get when they have a dog. Dogs need to spend some time outside every day, and not just running around in the yard. Dogs need to be walked, and your family gets to walk them. Depending on the type of dog your family has, they might be more energetic and aggressive if they’re not walked regularly to get the exercise they need. Regular walks also provide children with important bonding experiences with animals. It’s just one of the many reasons walking your dog is so important as outlined right here for your knowledge.