EVERYTHING HOME

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Community Description

This group is a public group for everyone to share their tips and expertise when it comes to everything about our home. This includes organizing, cooking, home maintenance, DIY projects, etc. Anything to help make our life easier inside a happy home.


Community Information

Welcome to "EVERYTHING HOME" – the ultimate online community for all things related to making your house a true home!

Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast, a passionate organizer, a cleaning connoisseur, or someone looking to embark on a journey of home improvement, you've found your perfect virtual abode.

Your home is more than just bricks and mortar; it's where memories are crafted, and dreams take root. Our vibrant community is a gathering place for individuals who are devoted to turning their living spaces into personalized oases of comfort, functionality, and beauty.

Dive into a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration to infuse your home with your unique style. From stunning interior design concepts to innovative storage solutions, our community members share their creativity to help you transform every corner of your abode.

WE WANT YOUR TIPS! This is a public community - meaning you can share your knowledge through public experiences. Let's share and learn together.

 

 


Community Leadership

Community Leader
Melinda Kroeze
Community Admin
Matthew Currin

Community Members

10 members in the Community

2 Convene Private Memberships

2 Convene Premier Memberships



Community Public Groups



Community Public Experiences


Harry Potter Party – The Magic of Hogwarts
You're cordially invited to a magical affair - a Harry Potter Party at none other than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
Melinda Kroeze
The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Oh, the dreaded task of cleaning out the refrigerator! It's like venturing into the dark abyss of forgotten leftovers and questionable science experiments. But fear not! In this ultimate guide, we'll tackle the beast that is your messy refrigerator and transform it into a sparkling haven of freshness. Get ready to unleash your cleaning prowess and conquer this chilling challenge with a touch of humor along the way.
Melinda Kroeze
The Secret to Streak-Free Window Cleaning
As the pollen season comes to an end, it's the perfect time to give your windows the much-needed attention they deserve. Whether it's the paw prints from your beloved dog or the artistic handprints left by a curious child, streaks and smudges can quickly accumulate, making your windows look unsightly. Fear not, for we have the secret to streak-free window cleaning that will leave your windows sparkling like new!
Melinda Kroeze
10 Quick Decluttering Tips for an Organized Home
Is your home feeling cluttered and chaotic? It's time to regain control and create a more organized living space. We share 10 quick, practical tips to help you declutter your house effectively. From managing loose change and store coupons to organizing batteries, charger cords, and even nail polish, we've got you covered.
Melinda Kroeze
Organize your spices with the Spice Stack
Whether you have a small or large spice collection, the Spice Stack can accommodate your needs. Its compact design allows it to fit neatly in a cabinet or stack multiple units if you require additional storage space. This versatility makes it a practical solution for organizing spices in any kitchen setup.
Melinda Kroeze
Regularly Changing Air Filters for a More Efficient Home
Your home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a crucial role in providing you with a comfortable living environment. However, many homeowners overlook a simple yet essential maintenance task that can significantly impact the efficiency and lifespan of their HVAC system: regularly changing air filters. Let's explore the reasons why changing air filters is vital for both your wallet and the environment, and provide tips on how to do it effectively.
Melinda Kroeze
9 Tips For a Successful Yard Sale
Yard sales can be great fun for the entire family. You can get rid of the unwanted clutter in your house and bond over the experience of sharing an age-old institution. A successful yard sale leaves you with money in your pockets and nearly empty tables.
Melinda Kroeze
Maximizing Productivity: Making the Most of Your Waiting Time
Make the most of the time you spend waiting in the car, waiting rooms, etc.
Melinda Kroeze
Stock Up on School Supplies and Save Money
Back-to-school season is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about stocking up on school supplies. Not only will
Melinda Kroeze
5 Ways Disorganized Paperwork is Costing You Money and Time
From lost warranties to missed tax deductions and late fees, the impact can be significant. However, fear not! We also offer practical solutions to help you regain control over your paperwork and create an efficient filing system.
Melinda Kroeze
Unleashing the Power of an Organized Home Filing System
Whether it's vital documents like insurance policies, warranties, or essential paperwork such as tax records and personal correspondence, setting up a good file system is not just a mundane task; it's an investment in peace of mind and a safeguard for our future. An organizational system for our personal papers can enhance our productivity, ensure preparedness, and provide us with
Melinda Kroeze
Get into a Home Maintenance Routine with a Checklist Schedule
Maintaining a home can be a rewarding experience, but it also requires consistent effort and attention to keep everything running smoothly. Many essential tasks, such as changing air filters, cleaning the refrigerator, refreshing carpets and floors, and changing fire alarm batteries, tend to be overlooked or postponed until they become pressing issues. To avoid unnecessary stress and expenses, create a checklist schedule for your home maintenance tasks.
Melinda Kroeze
Speedy and Organized Grocery Shopping with a Grocery List Planner
Get in and out of the grocery store in record time
Melinda Kroeze
10 Tips for Organizing Office Paperwork
Is a cluttered and disorganized office space getting in the way of your productivity? Is the task of straightening up your desk daunting? Organizing office paperwork can be intimidating, but getting the job done opens up the opportunity for much greater achievement and a far more pleasant office. An organized office us really worth it, so find the time to work through it, and apply these organizational tips to your own situation. Once you have clean, tidy and organized, make it a habit to keep your office neat. Of course it will be hard work, at least initially, but the final result will be satisfactory.
Melinda Kroeze
7 Tips for Organizing Printed Receipts
When you’re constantly on the go, it can be a challenge to keep track of your business receipts. However, maintaining organized records is crucial for submitting accurate expense reports and ensuring timely reimbursement. If you find your saved receipts scattered across your glove box, wallet, briefcase, and car, it’s time to tame the paper trail. Here are seven helpful tips to help you effectively organize and digitize your printed receipts, ensuring a smoother and more efficient expense management process.
Melinda Kroeze
Computer Maintenance Tips for Optimal Performance
From work tasks to entertainment, computers have become an integral part of our lives. Just like any other tool or device, computers require regular maintenance to ensure they run smoothly and efficiently. If you've noticed your computer running slow or experiencing performance issues, it might be time for a "spring cleaning" session. Note: this article is for PC owners.
Melinda Kroeze
Memory Boxes: Organizing Keepsakes for a Lifetime
Keepsakes hold immense sentimental value and evoke cherished memories of special moments in our lives. Whether it's your child's award-winning essay, report cards, artwork, or mementos from trips, organizing these precious items can be a daunting task. However, with the introduction of memory boxes, you can create a systematic and efficient way to preserve and locate your keepsakes. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of creating memory boxes for each member of your household, providing valuable tips and insights along the way.
Melinda Kroeze
Guide to Organizing Your Tax Information
Tax deadlines come with the familiar stress and anxiety associated with filing taxes. By implementing effective organization strategies, you can alleviate the burden and make next year's tax season considerably less daunting. Let's explore practical techniques to help you organize your tax information efficiently, ensuring a smoother and more stress-free experience.
Melinda Kroeze
10 Tips for Safely Storing and Using Cleaning Supplies at Home
No matter which type of household cleaning supplies you keep in your home, you must store and dispose of these products in a safe manner. An added benefit is that proper storage will prolong the useful life of your cleaning supplies.
Melinda Kroeze
Unlocking the True Progress Beyond the Scale
Embarking on a fitness journey can be both exciting and challenging. However, it's not uncommon to feel frustrated when the numbers on the scale don't reflect your hard work and efforts. But fear not! True progress goes beyond what the scale tells you.
Melinda Kroeze
5 Helpful Tips for Messy Ingredients and Kitchen Hacks
In the world of cooking, dealing with sticky ingredients can sometimes be a challenge. However, fear not! In this blog post, we'll explore some handy kitchen tools and techniques that will make measuring, extracting, and handling messy ingredients a breeze. Whether you're struggling with honey, mayo, peanut butter, sour cream, tomato paste, corn, or even lettuce, we've got you covered. So let's dive in and discover these helpful tips!
Melinda Kroeze
Show Your Pantry Some Love: A Guide to Cleaning and Organizing
Is your pantry looking more like a disaster zone than a well-organized storage space? Well, it's time to sound the alarm and give your pantry the attention it deserves! Picture this: a parental visit is looming on the horizon, and we all know mom clean is a whole different level of clean. So, let's roll up our sleeves, unleash our inner pantry superheroes, and transform this mess into a pantry masterpiece!
Melinda Kroeze
How Organizing and Cleaning Can Relieve Stress
A cluttered and disorganized home can significantly contribute to elevated stress levels. Let's explore the connection between stress and clutter, and how organization and cleaning can serve as powerful tools in combating stress and creating a serene and relaxed living space.
Melinda Kroeze
Organizing the Freezer: A Guide to Efficient Storage and Optimal Quality
Not only does it make it easier to find what you need, but it also reduces the chances of items getting lost or forgotten in the depths of your freezer. We will explore helpful tips and strategies to organize your freezer effectively and ensure the best quality of your frozen foods.
Melinda Kroeze
Organizing Paint for Home: Never Forget Your Colors Again!
Choosing the perfect paint colors for your home can be an exciting process, but it can also become overwhelming, especially when you need to remember the specific colors for touch-ups or future projects. That's where effective organization comes into play. By implementing a reliable system to organize your paint, you can easily retrieve and identify colors, saving time and effort.
Melinda Kroeze
Turn Your Swiffer Sweeper into a Wet Mop With So
When it comes to finding innovative ways to repurpose old socks, the possibilities seem endless. One brilliant idea, shared with me by my friend Karen, involves using those worn-out socks in conjunction with a Swiffer Sweeper.
Melinda Kroeze
Creating Secure Passwords: Safeguarding Your Online Identity
In an increasingly digital world, password security plays a crucial role in protecting our personal information from cyber threats. While using easy-to-remember passwords may seem convenient, it also makes us vulnerable to hackers. Let’s delve into the importance of creating secure passwords and explore practical tips to enhance your online security.
Melinda Kroeze
13 Things to Do to Make the Most of Your Space
One of the biggest problems that homeowners face is not utilizing space properly. From overfilled rooms to cluttered corners, spaces seem to become smaller every single day. If you fall into this category, chances are that you aren’t making the most of the space in your home. Let's explore additional tips and strategies to help you maximize your living space and create a comfortable and organized home environment.
Melinda Kroeze
How a Packing Checklist Reduces Stress and Simplifies Your Planning
We’ve all experienced pre-travel panic You find yourself rushing around the house, throwing random items into a suitcase, and worrying you have forgotten something important. Worry no more! In this blog post, we’ll explore the incredible power of a packing checklist, and how it can transform your travel experience from a chaotic mess to a stress-free adventure. Using a simple, well-organized packing checklist, you can say goodbye to those frantic moments of uncertainty and ensure that you have everything you need for your trip.
Melinda Kroeze
The Importance of Dusting Plants
Enhancing Photosynthesis and Caring for Artificial Greenery
Melinda Kroeze
10 Tips for Keeping Family Photographs Organized
Here you will find 10 tips for keeping family photos organized that will help you preserve your heritage without all the clutter in digital and in paper form.
Melinda Kroeze
Storm / Hurricane preparation guide – assemble a disaster supplies kit
A disaster supplies kit isn’t just for hurricane-prone areas. It is a good idea for everyone to keep some basic supplies on hand in case of any type of natural disaster.
Melinda Kroeze
Recycle – Reuse – Reduce
Tips on reducing waste and getting rid of unwanted items at home.
Melinda Kroeze
Cleaning Walls and Doors
As we go about our daily lives, we often overlook the unsightly marks and stains that accumulate on our doors and walls. Particularly if you have children, it’s almost inevitable that they’ll leave their mark with dirty hands and crayons. To revitalize your living space and create a clean and welcoming atmosphere, it’s essential to invest some time and effort into cleaning your walls.
Melinda Kroeze
How to Create Your Own Custom Recipe Cookbook
If you're like many home cooks, you probably have a collection of recipes that you've been meaning to try but haven't gotten around to organizing. Don't let those culinary aspirations gather dust any longer! In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating your own custom recipe cookbook, ensuring that your favorite recipes from magazines, online sources, and friends are organized, easily accessible, and ready to be explored. With a few simple supplies and a bit of categorization, you'll transform that stack of "someday I will try this" recipes into a practical and constantly evolving cooking resource.
Melinda Kroeze
Laundry Sorting Strategy for Busy Homes
The struggle to keep a household’s worth of clothes clean and organized is a challenge that parents, especially those with multiple children, know all too well. While achieving the impossible dream of having every article of clothing clean and perfectly stowed away might seem like a fantasy, there are practical steps you can take to wrangle the laundry chaos and regain a semblance of control over your laundry room.
Melinda Kroeze
Organizing School Information
As a parent, keeping up with your child's school information can sometimes feel like a daunting task. From handbooks and newsletters to PTA memos and order forms, the amount of paperwork can quickly pile up. However, with a little organization, you can ensure that everything is neat, accessible, and easy to find when you need it.
Melinda Kroeze
Irrational Shopping Decisions Contribute to Clut
Have you ever found yourself buying something you didn't need just because it was a great deal? The allure of a sale can be irresistible, leading us to make impulsive purchases that may end up cluttering our homes. Let's explore the psychology behind why we are drawn to bargains and how these irrational shopping decisions can result in unnecessary clutter.
Melinda Kroeze
No More Chips on the Floor: Conquering Clutter with Humor and Order
Each morning, my mission was to borrow my teenage son's Wii for my workout. This seemingly simple task involved a ten-minute warm-up of clearing an area big enough for the balance board while navigating through a minefield of potato chip crumbs. Sound familiar?
Melinda Kroeze
Protect Your Valuable Papers
Have you ever considered the potential chaos that could ensue if your home were suddenly devastated by a disaster? What would you need to rebuild your life? These are crucial questions we should all ponder. There are a couple of options you can use to ensure your important documents are safely stored.
Melinda Kroeze
In a cleaning pickle? Reach for the vinegar.
In your quest for a more environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle, exploring alternative cleaning methods can lead to surprising discoveries. Enter vinegar – a versatile and cost-effective household staple that can revolutionize your cleaning routine.
Melinda Kroeze
Effortless Hosting: A 5-Day Plan for Stress-Free Guest Preparation
Welcoming friends or family into your home should be a joyful experience, free from stress and disruptions to your routine. By following a well-structured 5-day plan, you can ensure that your home is guest-ready without compromising your sanity or daily schedule. Below is a step-by-step approach to prepare your home for visitors, allowing you to focus on quality time together. Ok maybe it isn’t effortless, but it should help spread out the preparation so you aren’t panicking the day before.
Melinda Kroeze
Film a Video Walkthrough of Your Home for Insurance
Do you know what you own? Would you be able to give the insurance company a list of items you have in your home if something happened tomorrow? Chances are you would forget many items if you were listing them from memory.
Melinda Kroeze
6 Must-Have Items For Your Pool Bag
Run…Jump…Splash!!! It's pool time! Are you running around the house looking for everyone’s goggles and some sunscreen?
Melinda Kroeze
Cleaning with Baking Soda
Baking soda is a versatile and natural cleaning agent renowned for its ability to effectively remove stains, grime, and odors from various surfaces in your home. Its gentle abrasiveness and odor-absorbing properties make it an ideal choice for tackling cleaning tasks while leaving your with a fresh and deodorized environment.
Melinda Kroeze