Teaching Your Kids How to Keep Their Rooms in Order

February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Assessing the Problem

Rather than just assuming that your youngster just doesn’t care about keeping their room clean, it’s a good idea to truly figure out what the scenario is. Particularly in the case of young children, sometimes you may find that storage shelves, furniture drawers and also other storage facilities simply aren’t easy for them to access. Other times a child may not have enough storage space, or at the very least appropriate storage space, for their belongings. A teenage girl, for instance, might need more room in her wardrobe for hanging up her growing amount of clothing. In other situations, your youngster may have not much need for clothing storage space, but may need extra storage capabilities for hobby or sports supplies and equipment. You will have the ability to more easily figure out what you need as far as storage goes if you really understand what they have to store.

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Wrap Up This Winter With Some New Quilt Sets

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There are very many designs and colours you can choose from to keep yourself warm as well as brighten up your bedroom. From 100% cotton Irish duvet sets to designer quilts like those in Steve Madden’s collection. Other designers associated more with clothing fashion have ventured into the design of beddings, such as Tommy Hilfiger. This has made for an impossibly large selection of bed covers for you to choose from, which is a good headache. Though the covers today are mostly made purely of cotton, you can still find those with silk, polyester or wool wadding. Wadding is the middle layer of the quilt which lies under the top and bottom covering layers of fabric.

Among the many designs you can choose from are a variety of checked designs and floral patterns of many colours. You can also have a lace-like hem on your quilt if you are tired of the usual straight one. Whichever cover set you go for, try as much as possible to have it match with your curtains and floor (or rug, if you have one) colours. But this does not mean you cannot bring in a whole new look to your bedroom with the new set. If you are settled on a particular style or coloured set, you can look for matching curtains and carpets.

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All Natural and Organic Diapering

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Pre-folded organic cloth diapers are reminiscent of the day when diapering involved a square cloth and a set of strategically placed pins to hold the fold together. These diapers can be more work-intensive due to the folding that has to be done with each new diaper, but perhaps allow for the softest and most comfortable option for babies. Sizing is less of an issue with these diapers, as the fit can be adjusted based on folding and pin placement.

Fitted organic cloth diapers are much more common than the pre-folded variety due to the convenience and comparability to disposable diapers. They are offered in a variety of sizes that usually range from premies to toddler sizes. The clearest advantage to these diapers is the ease of use during changing, as they will come with either snaps or Velcro attachments as opposed to the “fold and pin” model. Comfort is achieved by strategic cutting and stitching to fit the bottoms of babies and wrap naturally around the legs as well. The most common and popular example of this type of diaper are the gDiapers brand.

While many people see the need to have to wash cloth diapers after each changing as a hassle, the environmental and health benefits drastically outweigh the small amount of time involved with washing. From an environmental standpoint, using cloth diapers reduces the amount of non-biodegradable plastic that gets thrown into landfills. Consider the number of diapers a child uses each day for the first few years of his or her life- the landfill volume is enormous. If infant health is the primary concern, consider the reality that a wet or soiled cloth diaper leaves no option but to change it right away. This reduces the amount of time an infant’s skin will be in contact with a dirty diaper.

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How to Keep the Burglars at Bay at Christmas

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Insurance companies also know this, which is why most home contents insurance policies automatically increase their cover in the weeks leading up to Christmas day. The increase will vary from insurer to insurer of course, but a 10% increase is not uncommon. The length of time that the increase is in place will vary as well – some may be for a month before Christmas day, other last into the first few weeks of the New Year. To be sure of what cover you have, check your policy’s details.

Of course, an increase in cover is small comfort should you be unfortunate enough to be burgled – much better to ensure your home is not an obvious target for thieves, either in the run up to Christmas or if you’re away over the festive period. Below we list a number of ways to deter crooks from viewing your home as easy pickings:

•Don’t leave presents in full view, even if they’re wrapped. Keep them out of sight, preferably in cupboards or drawers.
•If you don’t already have them, consider getting a burglar alarm and a security light.
•If you are away from your home for the night – either staying away or simply at a Christmas party – have a light and radio on a timer, and set the radio to a station with plenty of talking so that if someone is listening for signs of life, they might think there is someone talking inside.
•Dispose of gift packaging carefully - leaving a plasma TV box and such like outside your home advertises what’s inside it.
•If you’re going away ensure all your windows and doors are locked shut. Not only is an open window an invitation to a burglar but it could invalidate your policy should you need to make a claim.
•Again, if you’re going away for Christmas make sure you cancel any regular deliveries such as milk and papers, and ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your place and collect any post that might build up in a viewable place.

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The Best Way to Take Great Photos of a Family Reunion

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instead of employing a professional, families will count on amateur members of the family to catch the great memories. Group photos of the whole family are difficult to capture but worth their weight in gold, particularly years down the road when some of the members of the group are no longer among the living. Keep in mind the following tips when you are capturing shots of the family:

• Take time in advance to prepare. Preparing in advance for taking photographs at the family gathering is a wise move. Come up with a list of all the pictures you know you would like to get, as well as any specific groups of people you will want to get photos of. Determine exactly where you will want the pictures taken.

• When possible, have your whole family coordinate their clothes. If everyone has a got a special tee-shirt made for the get-together then that would be even better. If they don’t, then just ask that everybody wears a certain color, maybe blue or black. If you steer clear of stripes and patterns, or vibrant colors, then no single person will stick out in your group picture.

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Teaching Children the Dangers of Unsupervised Cooking

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While it is true, not all children have an interest in cooking, but some like to watch their parents baking or preparing large meals for guests and want to participate. Parents must teach curious cooking children the dangers of unsupervised cooking. Instill in the child that just because they can reach the burners on the stove, does not mean they can cook anything without your supervision. Teach them in a way they understand, rather than just telling them, “Listen, the stove is off limits to you!” because this simply makes them more curious and are likely to do it behind your back, which of course can lead to deadly consequences.

You should child-proof your kitchen and this is not just for toddlers that might get into cabinets where there are chemicals, but this goes for those that are especially interested in cooking. Therefore, make sure you pots, pans, and all oils are out of reach of the child because if they cannot get to these items, they cannot attempt to cook. Let’s face it, parents supervise their children, but it is impossible to be with the child 24 hours a day. By child-proofing your kitchen, you give yourself peace of mind knowing that the child is not able to get to the cooking utilities or oils. You might want to invest in a locked pantry that only contains your cooking tools and oils.

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The Energy of Family Gatherings

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know how it is, you'll be at a family gathering and someone will make a seemingly innocent comment - at least to someone on the outside it might seem like an innocent comment - and you find yourself getting angry, feeling upset or frustrated. You may respond with an insulting comment, and what should be a happy time turns into a stressful occasion.

Before you know it, you find yourself getting all worked up over something that really shouldn't be significant, but to you it is. Perhaps your mother comments that the color of your dress doesn't really suit you, or that she preferred the haircut you used to have. Or your sister boasts about a new promotion when she knows you recently lost your job or you don't have the job you really want. Somebody might ask if you've gained weight - when you thought you were looking pretty good.

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