Category Archives for "Beautiful Home"

June 27, 2017

3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

ShowMe Suburban | 3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

While travel itself is fun, packing and unpacking aren’t!  Liquids restrictions on flights, obscene checked baggage fees, and the exhausting post-trip to-do list can make travel stressful.

Today, I’m sharing 3 quick tips for easier air travel.  Oh… plus a bonus tip!  You’ll learn:

  • Where to scrimp on regulated liquids in your carry-on baggage,
  • How to avoid checking a bag when flying,
  • An easy way to fight off travel fatigue, and
  • How to check one big task off of your post-trip to-do list.

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June 6, 2017

Severe Weather Readiness: The Step-by-Step Guide

ShowMe Suburban | Severe Weather Readiness: A Step-by-Step Guide

A flood hits.  You grab your go bag, pile into the car, and head for higher ground.

You unzip your bag to find… a box of 5-year-old granola bars, your (expired) passport, and some congealed Neosporin?

This simply won’t do!

Severe weather preparedness is something that most people don’t take seriously enough.

But isn’t there a happy medium between being totally ill-equipped, and stockpiling supplies while wearing your latest foil hat?

Yes!

The truth is, you can effectively prepare for severe weather without spending tons of money or feeling like a doomsday prepper.

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May 23, 2017

Utility Shutoffs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Safe

ShowMe Suburban | Utility Shutoffs: What you need to know

Your electricity just went out.

Your toilet is overflowing.

You smell natural gas in your home.

Would you know what to do?

If your first response is, “Oh, that’s my husband’s/boyfriend’s/random stranger’s job…” uh-uh.

No, lovely, it’s your job.  If you’re ever home by yourself for any length of time, you need to know how to react when your utilities go awry.

And even when you’re not home by yourself, strong women still know how to get stuff done.

In the interest of helping you to be a strong woman and take great care of your home, I’m going to give you the rundown on finding and using your utility shutoffs.

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May 16, 2017

Get your bills organized (Finally!)

ShowMe Suburban | Get your bills organized (finally!) Plus a FREE printable!

Do you forget to pay your bills?  Are you struggling to keep track of which bills are due when?  Have no idea what your monthly expenses are and how you should be budgeting for them?  You’ve officially been thrown a lifeline!

Tracking and paying bills doesn’t have to be a crazy, stressful experience.  I’m going to show you a common-sense method for getting your bills paid on-time, and in the correct amounts.  Plus, a free printable!

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May 2, 2017

A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

ShowMe Suburban | A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

For many people, the kitchen is the hub of the home.  It’s the place where friends and family gather, pass through, and often leave their stuff.  The day’s mail, activity schedules, receipts, and lots of other papers end up in the kitchen.  If you’re like I used to be, you have a pile of mail and other paper clutter on your counter that you frantically shove into a drawer when company comes by.  I made one super easy change in my home, and it virtually eliminated my huge pile of paper clutter.

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Three simple strategies for kissing wrinkled laundry goodbye!

ShowMe Suburban | 3 Simple Strategies for Kissing Wrinkled Laundry Goodbye!

A bulging laundry basket heaped high with clean, but hopelessly wrinkled clothes.

Or worse…

Clean laundry that has been sitting wrinkled in the dryer since 5 Friends reruns ago.

Are these common sights in your household?

Fear not.

Messy-looking, wrinkled laundry doesn’t have to be a reality. With some easy tweaks to your routine, you can have clean, wrinkle-free clothing every time. Today, I’m bringing you 3 super-simple strategies that I use to get my laundry out of the dryer and keep it wrinkle-free – even when I don’t always have time to fold it and put it away!

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