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Household Hints and Tips

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A box for each kid K-12 ... I had a professional organizer at my house (what a treat!) and she suggested this system for pictures and papers, etc. 1st year, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, pre-K, K, 1st grade - 12th. So simple, but so brillant.

Isopropyl Alcohol = bug spray. In fact, it's the only thing we've found that kills stink bugs without them spraying. We've also sprayed wasps in the air and they were dead when they hit the ground. You'll need: spray bottle, rubbing alcohol, liquid detergent, water. Fill the spray bottle with 85% water, add a dash soft soap, fill the remaining 15% with rubbing alcohol. Then Mix and then spray.

How to pack a backpack -Heavy items nearest to your back -Lighter items outside -Sleeping bag on the bottom -Rain jacket/map/snacks on top pouch -Clothes/sleeping pad in middle -Food/cooking equipment on top -Camera/knife belt pocket Can anyone guess what the map is of on the top?

This is the holy grail of stain removal! 200+ STAIN FIXES from University of Illinois Extension. Pin now for future stain emergencies!

Fill a jar with summer boredom busters (PRINTABLE INCLUDED ON THIS POST). Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not! They might get