How to Manage Your Small Business At-Home

2020 has thrown us a lot of curveballs, with the current pandemic ranking #1 on the list. Initially, this presented a few benefits (who doesn’t wish for more time at home?), but more than anything, it’s created unexpected challenges, especially for small business owners.

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So how do you manage your small business from the confines of your home? Here are a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your time and stay sane in the process!

Stick to a Schedule

We encounter a lot more distractions at home than we would at the office. From kids to spouses to roommates (oh my!), it can be easy to get overwhelmed amidst everything going on. Making a schedule and sticking with it can be easier to manage time (so your two-minute trip to check on the kids doesn’t turn into a two-hour tutoring session).

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Must-Have Nursery Items for a Fall Baby

My sweet cousin is getting ready to have her first baby. Not only am I super excited for the baby, but I also love that fall is one of the best times of the year to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world! The weather is not too hot, and in some cases not too cold (if it’s not snowing yet). But the best part of having a fall baby is that you get to kick off the holiday season with your new addition — starting with Halloween. The thought of shopping for your little one’s first Halloween costume can be so exciting. While adding a Halloween costume to the nursery closet is a must, here’s a list of some items that your fall baby needs for the changing weather. 

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Swaddle blankets

Because the temperature only drops at night, using a really cozy swaddle blanket for day naps is more than enough. Baby Tula baby blankets are made with 100% viscose from bamboo, making them cozy but also breathable. The pulp from the bamboo also makes these blankets plump with softness. Make sure you have plenty of swaddle blankets to provide the most comfort and warmth for your baby so you don’t have to worry about layering them with a ton of clothing. 

Wipe warmer

For those changes in the middle of the night, your baby is going to love the fact that their wipes aren’t freezing cold from being taken straight out of the package. There’s nothing worse than a cold touch after being snuggled up. Keep the crying to a minimum and remember to keep the warmer stocked up and plugged in. It’s also a lot quieter too when pulling a wipe from this device instead of from a crinkling package. 

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10 Tips for Selling your Home When Preparing to Downsize

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people to look at things in significantly different ways. Whether it’s valuing family more, working from home, or losing a job, COVID has altered peoples’ lives. And the real estate market is no exception. In fact, many people have realized they no longer need, or they can’t afford, the size of house they currently have. 

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Downsizing is becoming increasingly popular in different areas of life. But as anyone currently in the process of trying to downsize a house knows, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Not only do you need to move or say goodbye to years of accumulated belongings, but to downsize to a smaller home, you must first sell your current one. Here are 10 tips for selling your home when preparing to downsize.

Find your new, smaller house

To begin, you’ll need to decide where you want to live and what type of dwelling you’re looking for. For example, do you want a condo near the city centre, or a small, rural house with land? If you need to sell your house prior to purchasing your next then you can consider a “rent back” from the buyer while you prepare for your move. 

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Boutique Custom Closet Design and Organization Details

Do you have a favorite local boutique you like to frequent? I know I do! I love to stop in to see what’s new, purchase a gift for a friend or a treat for myself…or go home and tell my husband what I want for my birthday! HA!

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Some of the main reasons you enjoy visiting your local boutique shop are the inviting displays and beautiful designs they carry, and overall feel of the shop. By thinking creatively about the space you have available in your home you can have this feeling every day while also bringing organization to your wardrobe! If you’re considering incorporating the attributes you like most into your personal space, then these are the top features to consider when designing your unique custom closets.

Transformative Design Details

What truly makes a custom closet yours are all the small details that are incorporated into the layout and how they reflect what items you are needing to organize. It will have a design that takes into account what items you have an abundance of or which things you hardly touch. What differentiates a boutique closet is how it can make everything easy to find while also showcasing your personality by displaying the items you love. 

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What’s Stopping You From Cleaning Out Your Attic or Basement?

I mean, especially at this point in 2020, right? If you’re not one of the billions of people quarantined due to COVID-19 then…I wanna be YOU! HA! Even though this task may be a huge one, one could argue that you DO happen to have a bit of time on your hands. So why not?

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Cleaning out your attic or basement is usually part of a whole-house cleaning that involves a lot of work. There are a lot of things to keep in mind. At some point, you’ll probably have to accept that you may not be able to keep everything in your home. It can be hard to let it all go, but there are ways to make it easier and ways to make your cleaning go a lot smoother. Too much clutter can waste a lot of time when it comes to living life in your home as you will have to spend more time finding things than you would if everything was organized properly.

In addition to wasting your time having to look for things, cleaning with a house full of clutter can take a lot more time than you think. With all of the things in your home, there is a good chance that many of them would serve you better if you put them in some type of storage. For example, if you live in Louisiana, find the self storage Shreveport LA residents trust. This would be a much better option than letting them sit in your home. Decluttering is never an easy process and it can take a lot of planning and time to make sure that it is done correctly. Even though it may not be the most enjoyable process while you are doing it, it has a lot of rewards that you may not have thought of.

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