Tips & Techniques

6 Things That Make Your Kitchen Look Messier than It Is — Organizing Tips from The Kitchn

Whether you're sprucing up for company or just trying to maintain a tidy home on the reg, there are several things that can actually hinder your efforts. Kitchens are a notoriously tough room; no matter how often you scrub, sweep, and organize, if you do any of these six things it will still look messy.

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6 Things That Make Your Kitchen Look Messier than It Is — Organizing Tips from The Kitchn

Whether you're sprucing up for company or just trying to maintain a tidy home on the reg, there are several things that can actually hinder your efforts. Kitchens are a notoriously tough room; no matter how often you scrub, sweep, and organize, if you do any of these six things it will still look messy.

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10 Ways to Turn Hard-Boiled Eggs into Lunch — Tips from The Kitchn

It's incredible. It's edible. And it's an amazing powerhouse of protein that fits almost any budget. It is, of course, the egg.

And since I learned how to hard-cook eggs in my pressure cooker, well, they are an ever-present constant in my fridge as well as on my menu. Hard-cooked eggs make a great snack, are incredibly portable, and can make lunch into something special without much effort at all.

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How I Make My Kids’ School Day Birthdays Feel Extra Special — Birthday of the Month

Celebrating kid birthdays is a pure joy because kids have very few expectations. Once I asked my daughter what she wanted for her birthday party and she said, "balloons, cake, and my friends" — how simple is that?

When your kiddo's birthday falls on a school day, though, celebrating them on the actual day can get tricky. For starters, they are going to spend most of their day away from you in a classroom and then after school you'll still need to stick to your pick-up, dinner, and bedtime routines. No time for special trips to the aquarium or the zoo! Luckily, I've discovered that kids need very little to feel special — here are the five things we do to celebrate every birthday in our house, even on school days.

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8 Things to Do for the Most Epic Summer Ever — Make More Good

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Sorry to be the ones to say this, but summer is almost over. (Winter is coming!) If your summer has just been ho-hum so far, there is still time to right the ship — and even make it better than last summer.

Just consider these eight things a mandatory checklist for you to complete between now and Labor Day.

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Help! There Are No Pans at My Summer Rental. — Travel Intelligence

There can be a lot of unpleasant surprises when you show up at a vacation rental that you've only seen in photos on the internet. Some of them are little issues (the bedrooms aren't quite as big as advertised, and the neighbor's house is just a little closer than anticipated). Others are a little bit trickier to navigate. For example, you arrive to a kitchen without any pans. Granted it's not the end of the world, but it might change your vacation menu planning just a bit. Here are some tips to help you keep your vacation from getting stuck.

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