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Weekend Kids’ Closet Makeover With DIY Shelving (Easy Weekend Project)

Wondering what to do with a small closet in your kids' room? Adding DIY custom closet shelving is an easy weekend DIY kids' closet makeover.

Give Your Kids’ Closet A Makeover This Weekend With DIY Shelving: Looking for kids’ closet makeover ideas? Wondering what to do with a small closet? The best DIY closet makeover ideas don’t have to be expensive, take forever, or require the pros. This DIY kids’ closet makeover is a low-budget weekend project that’s easier than you’d think, and is great …

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7 Grocery Shopping Tips to Save Time (And Money!)

Need some tried-and-true supermarket shopping hacks? These grocery shopping tips help busy parents save both time AND money on every shopping trip!

My Seven Favorite Ways to Save Money on Groceries: I love a morning of leisurely shopping as much as anyone. But ever since I became a parent, running errands has become more like a tactical strike operation. While single me would spend an hour of Sunday afternoon browsing store ads for the best deals, parent …

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Ways to Warm Your Home (and Save Money!) This Winter

Ready for winter and its hefty heating bills? Whether you can spend $10 or $10K, these tips will help you warm your home (and save money!) this winter.

Has winter weather reached you yet? In our neck of the woods, we seem to have skipped from shorts weather to winter in about 36 hours last week. We’ve flipped the AC to the heating system, are scrambling to find the girls’ winter boots and coats, and are excited to test out some of our …

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Why and How To Choose A Contractor

Considering a major home project? Wondering if you need a contractor? This step-by-step guide on how to choose a contractor will get you started.

We all know that adulting is hard. And parenting is hard, too. But you reach a new level of grownup-dom the first time you find yourself wondering if you need to hire a contractor. Not to mention wondering how to choose a contractor. If you’re a homeowner and also a parent of young children, you …

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11 Hacks to Slash Your Home Energy Bills

Want to save more on energy bills at home? From simple hacks to more involved investments, these tips will get you started.

Could You Save Money On Your Energy Bills? How much do you spend each month on your basic utilities – your electricity, water, and natural gas or other heating fuel? I’ve met few people who wouldn’t like to lower these bills. Whether your goal is to save the planet or just to save money, there …

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Easy Ways to Save on Everyday Purchases

Who doesn't like to save money, especially on those things we have to buy anyway? These quick tips will help you save on everyday purchases.

No matter where your family stands financially, who doesn’t like to save some money when they can? I love a good bargain, and I especially love finding ways to save on everyday purchases – those things, like groceries, that are hard to avoid buying. Saving money has gone so far beyond just clipping coupons out …

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Why Clean Air At Home Matters

Why does having clean air at home matter for you and your family? Learn about both the risks of indoor air pollution, and what you can do about them!

Clean Air Is Literally A Life-And-Death Issue: Those of you who’ve read my previous posts on the importance of making sure your home’s air isn’t making you sick, by keeping allergens at bay and otherwise keeping your indoor air healthy, know this is a top priority for me. But have you ever wondered why clean air at …

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Save Money When Visiting Disneyland Park

If you're considering a family trip to California's Disneyland Park, read these tips as you plan, so you can save money when visiting Disneyland.

7 Tips To Help You Save Money At Disneyland I’ll admit, I’ve never been to Walt Disney World in Florida. And my last visit to Disneyland in California was about two decades ago. But honestly, much as I have fond memories of my visits, the thought of taking the girls there gives me sticker shock. …

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Minimalism for Parents: Can Minimalism and Parenthood Coexist?

Does the idea of minimalism for parents seem impossible? Minimalism and parenthood CAN coexist, with conscious effort; these tips will get you started.

Minimalism for Parents 101: Your Get-Started Guide When expecting their first child, many people envision happy scenes of simple bliss. Then reality hits home. Yes, babies are cute – but they’re also messy, on so many levels. And they keep you awake almost round the clock. And they come with so much STUFF. Is minimalism …

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Three Easy Tips To Save on Cell Phone Bills

Want to save on cell phone bills? Follow these three easy tips, and see how much you'll slash from your current cell phone budget!

How To Cut Your Cell Phone Bill and Avoid Monthly Over-Limit Charges: Most adults have at least one smart device with a data plan these days. Add in other family members, and you’ve got even more devices. And as the number of devices multiplies, your monthly cell phone bill can quickly skyrocket out of control. …

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Easy Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Looking to save money on those store-bought salad kits? Have kids addicted to croutons? This Easy Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons recipe fits the bill.

Skip Expensive Store-Bought Kits with DIY Caesar Salad plus Homemade Croutons I like to save money. This is why I’m such a huge fan of children’s resale events, for example. So when Kimmie was shopping with me one day and I grabbed a Caesar Salad kit off the clearance pile, little did I know I …

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Quick-Start Budget Guide for Busy Families

How's your family budget looking? (Wait, what's that?) Need some help? This quick-start budget guide for busy families has what you need to get started.

As longtime readers know, I generally don’t publish guest posts on Super Mom Hacks. The one exception is when I ask a longtime blogging colleague to help hold down the fort while I’m away. Hence I’m thrilled to bring back my blogging friend Sarah Brumley, who blogs over at the Sarah Brumley Blog (formerly Lemon …

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Things To Consider When Renovating Your Attic

Considering renovating your attic to add to your living space? Be sure you take these factors into account as you plan out your renovations.

The new year is almost here; are you already contemplating your new year’s house projects? Maybe one of the things on your to-do list is renovating your attic. You may need better storage space, or want to add a home office. This is what we did in my husband’s old house after we got married, …

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Eco-Friendly Homes: How To Have One

Ever been intrigued by eco-friendly homes? Wondering how to shrink your family's footprint? This eco-friendly tips can help you get started.

It’s hard to have missed the memo on the detrimental impact that human behavior is having on the planet. Our planet. My kids came home from their half-day of school on the Friday before Christmas and donned not their snow gear (as one might expect where we live), but shorts and T-shirts! It’s no wonder that so …

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How To Save Money On Baby Stuff

What - you DON'T have oodles of extra money lying around for that little bundle of joy? These tips and hacks will show you how to save money on baby stuff!

So you’re about to become a parent for the first time. Congratulations! Are you in sticker shock yet? According to the USDA, parents in the US spend over $12,000 on average per year on child-related costs for that precious little bundle of joy! (Use the calculator here for your own customized reality check.) And that’s not …

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Easy Kitchen Organization Hacks You’ll Love

Does your kitchen work for you as well as it could? These budget-friendly kitchen organization hacks have revolutionized our kitchen; give them a try!

This past weekend my Junior Girl Scout completed her Simple Meals badge. One of the requirements for this 21st-century version of the Cooking badge was to tour a kitchen with a knowledgeable adult. Since she’s already spent a lot of time helping out in the kitchen, I had HER give ME a tour. She correctly …

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How To Make A Homework Station On A Budget

Do your kids have a functional homework station? The older they get, the more they need one. Here's how to get there without spending an arm and a leg!

If you live in the United States, your kids should be just about settled into their school-year routine again. How’s that homework thing going? Did you get their homework station all set up before classes resumed? If not, have no fear. It’s never too late to give your kids’ homework routine a much-needed boost with …

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