How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day On A Tight Budget

  On a tight budget this February? No problem! Valentine’s Day is about love, not money. With a little time and creativity, you can create a Valentine’s Day experience that shows your love without breaking the bank. In fact, a tight budget can sometimes be a blessing in disguise. It can make you more romantic, as you create more thoughtful gifts and experiences. Instead of buying something mass-produced, you put time and effort into something personal. After all, something free or cheap can still be special. […]

By |2020-02-14T11:01:24-05:00February 14th, 2020|Family Life|

5 Reasons Busy Moms Turn to Self Storage to Make Life More Manageable

According to research, today’s mothers are more prepared than their mothers and grandmothers were. The average age of first-time mothers is now 26 because women are graduating from college and joining the workforce before having their first child. Even so, managing your time as a mother is very different than managing your time as a student or a successful businesswoman. […]

By |2020-10-13T17:32:31-04:00February 9th, 2020|Storage Tips, Organizing Advice, Family Life|

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

  The best family-friendly New Year’s resolutions are those that create more fun, laughter, and love in the family. Some resolutions, like eating more healthfully, sound good on paper but tend to fail because they lack this “fun” factor. As a result, they become a burden which can cause conflict, guilt, or stress in the family. […]

By |2019-12-29T19:10:13-05:00January 4th, 2020|Family Life|

5 Ways to Stay Active with Your Dog this Winter

Getting enough exercise during winter months can be a challenge, especially if you own a dog. We know how important it is for people to be active during winter, but we can go to the gym when it’s too cold to exercise outdoors. By taking 20 to 30 minutes a day to get your sweat on with these fun ways to stay active with your dog this winter, you can keep your pet healthy while creating a deeper bond and keeping those winter blues away. Here are some fun activities you and your furry friend can do together to stay active this winter. […]

By |2020-01-19T19:25:04-05:00December 21st, 2019|Family Life|

7 Reasons Why Millennials are Choosing to Move Back Home

  Millennials are choosing to move back home with their parents more than previous generations. But why are millennials struggling to get their own home? A lot comes down to the Great Recession, which hit when millennials were just starting their careers. Though the economy has now recovered, the Great Recession had a long-term impact on millennial careers and finances. […]

By |2019-03-17T16:26:42-04:00March 17th, 2019|Family Life|

How to Combine Two Households Harmoniously after Marriage

  So, you and your newlywed are moving into together—the wedding went off without a hitch and the honeymoon romantic. Now what? From agreeing on home decor to divvying up household chores, merging two lives can be a challenge. Most agree money can add to the difficulty too. Even so, experts agree on some basic principles on how to combine two households harmoniously. Create your happily ever after by following our tips on how to combine two households after marriage.   Evaluate Belongings Before the Move Whether you are moving into an apartment or a house, when combining households you’ll quickly discover if you’re good at sharing. More seriously though, the first thing to consider is merging existing furnishings since [...]

By |2019-01-26T13:50:40-05:00February 2nd, 2019|Family Life|

How to Hide Big (and Small) Christmas Presents from Clever Kids

  Knowing where and how to hide Christmas presents can be difficult if you have smart kids. They’re sharp enough to pick up on little clues, and they have enough time during the holidays to snoop out any poorly hidden gifts. Figuring out how to hide big Christmas presents from these dedicated, clever kids gets harder every year. Motivated by excitement, curiosity, or the challenge of discovering your hiding spots, they can be relentless in their search. Need help outsmarting them? Here are some tips to keep your holiday presents a secret. […]

By |2018-12-23T19:32:24-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Family Life|
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