Brace yourselves! Holiday cooking season is upon us. From now until after the New Year, busy kitchens are the norm, like it or not.
What better time for a quick refrigerator declutter? Clearing the decks in the big cold box will make room for holiday dishes--and a clean and gleaming refrigerator will energize the holiday cook in the days ahead.
Spray bottles ready? It's time to clean out the refrigerator.
Get ready for Christmas with holiday help from sister site Organized Christmas.
December blows in with a flurry of holiday invitations. If you're a parent of young children, don't miss out: arrange for child care early. Babysitters' schedules fill up early, too, so book your favorite caregivers soon.
Alternatives to traditional in-home babysitting include swapping child care with another family, or encouraging neighborhood sitters to host "sleep-over"parties for children from several families.
Look into holiday sleepovers, too: many churches, dance studios and youth organiziations host holiday weekend events designed to entertain children and give Mom and Dad an evening out.
The front of the fridge is a natural place to get the family's attention, but once layered with notes and photos, it can be hard to spot important information. Clutter-free solution: a small magnetic whiteboard. It'll display messages and reminders without the clutter--and clearing old news is as easy as an eraser swipe!