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I was reading in a magazine about facts on sunscreen and one of the facts caught my eye!!
I never really thought about it before.
And you take it to hot , sunny places with you.
I learned that sunscreen left in the sun can change have damaging effects. While left in the sun, the properties of the sunscreen change! It can DEACTIVATE the ingredients!
So at home, put bottle in a cool dry place with no direct sunlight hitting it.
At the beach or park, place under a towel or beach bag or in your cooler!
Something to think about!
You want to add some additional seating in your living room/front room and you don’t have space for another love seat or couch. Using ottomans or storage cubes can be a great addition and very functional for the space!
When they are not in use, you can store magazines, books, children’s toys and they can serve as mini tables. (The trick is NOT to use them as junk storage or to hide things in them.) Then when guests come over, you can move them around and place them strategically in the room.
Clear Tupperware Containers after they get kinda old and overused are good as mini storage for loose, small items such as paper clips and buttons and coins.
I work with families and one of the biggest issues I hear is that during the week everyone is super busy and pressed for time. If they are going to clean or organize, the best time is on the weekends. I like to make things simple and easy yet practical and still organized on some level. Here is one way to achieve all of that:
Use large baskets, decorative storage cubes or other containers for “catch-alls” and quick clean-ups. Have a basket/cube/container in the kitchen for quick toy, crafts and book pick-up. Have a container (labeled with their name) for each member of the house in your entryway. They can dump their things there. I suggest entryway (mudrooms work too) because you want to keep the potential mess from the rest of the house. ANd any family can see something that belongs to another family that is NOT in its right place and put in that persons container. This also eliminates the never-ending question, “Do you know where my _______ is?” If someone left it lying around, they’ll most likely find it in their container. Then designate a day that everyone must clean out their box. I might schedule it every Friday night or Saturday morning.