Five tips for home organization this spring

Five tips for home organization this spring

If you’re like most people, you appreciate an organized home. With everything else going on, we tend to let household organization get to the point where it becomes somebody else’s problem and the junk drawer becomes invisible to the naked eye.  Unfortunately, it’s not going to take care of itself. Not to mention the number of unsurprising psychological benefits to being organized.  Clutter and chaos create stress, fatigue, and an overall feeling of discord that translates to your everyday life.  Getting things in order can lead to comprehensive, large-scale improvements in your lifestyle, and the energy expended taking care of the matter can be satisfying and constructive. Proper organization can offer you the luxury of time and serenity:  not spending 30 minutes trying to locate that pair of scissors “you know you left on the counter right here!” is worth its weight in gold!  Ridding yourself of disorder provides peace and knowing everything is in its place provides security, all of which is...
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Gift and recipe ideas for Mother’s Day

Gift and recipe ideas for Mother’s Day

Are you stuck on a Mother’s Day gift for the mother figures in your family? It’s always difficult to know the best thing to give, especially when everything is easy to buy from Amazon these days. A few ways to personalize an otherwise ordinary gift are: Make a personalized basket Sure, a basket full of wine and goodies is always fun to give, but how about personalizing it a bit with things you know she’ll love? If she’s an avid gardener, add in a few new tools she can use. If she enjoys painting, giving her new paintbrushes or paint could be very thoughtful. Create a small photo album Have a bunch of photo memories with her? Put it together in a small, handheld album. You can print out the photos at a local store or use a photo book maker online. This is always a special gift and one that is easy to move around instead of a large book that gathers dust. Bring cocktail recipe...
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These are some basic internet skills for beginners

These are some basic internet skills for beginners

For decades, seniors have been stereotyped as being “technologically backward,” not willing to adopt new ways of communicating or learning. This may have been true in the past, but it is far less so today. According to the Pew Research Center, 67% of all seniors were using the internet in 2018. That was before the pandemic, and this event has surely made the internet and mobile digital devices, tablets and smart phones, more used than ever. Basic internet and digital skills are now as important to seniors as they are to younger people. These skills can help to keep seniors safe, connected, mobile, informed, even well educated. They are as important today as a telephone connection was in the 1950s or basic reading was in the early 1900s. Still, many seniors do not feel confident doing basic digital tasks like instant messaging, completing a Google search or using a social media platform like Facebook. These skills can make daily life far...
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