Buying a home, whether it’s your first or your tenth, requires much thought and planning. There are many decisions you need to make and every single one of them is important if you’re going to have a stress-free move. From choosing your Allied Van Lines moving truck package, to selecting the right realtor, every decision will bring you closer to settling into your new home. Here are just a few of the factors you should consider before you start packing:

Our closets slowly become the realm of disused and forgotten items over time. If you find yourself toying with the idea of organizing your closet, you may soon come to realize that closet organization begins with proper storage space. Below, you will find the most ingenious and affordable storage ideas for your closet.

Since youth are not allowed to carry weapons, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re three times more likely to become victims of a violent crime than adults, according to the Bureau of Justice. Parents are in desperate need of a better self-defense solution for their children, but most child safety devices are equipped with only GPS, which offers little actual protection. As unsettling as it may seem, the reality is clear: Children are entirely defenseless.

Everything from the way you decorate your home to the way you delegate household chores has an impact on your family. If you aren’t careful, you might discover that you accidentally created an atmosphere that inadvertently causes stress, anxiety, and depression, and no one wants to dread coming home each day. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to create a home atmosphere that encourages comfort and relaxation. Use these tips to create a home with a cozy, family-friendly vibe.

I found another easy way to decorate for Halloween!! I wanted to do something outside without a great amount of effort… and definitely without needing ladder (I have some neighbors that go all out, and while I have respect for people that can really get into this holiday… I just can’t. But I swear I’m trying). I thought this would be so cute, especially for Halloween night! My 2 year old loves it, so I think the neighborhood kids will think it’s pretty cool too. Or at least I will convince myself that they do.

Halloween is coming up soon, and time to decorate is near! I know some people have already started, so I wanted to show you something I made for my front door this year to replace my coastal-inspired wreath. It’s a very easy DIY and you will wind up with a pretty wicked wreath that will have your neighbors doing double-takess. 

Having kids can make vacation planning challenging. Everyone has their interests, and what may appeal to you, the kids will hate. And then there’s the extra difficulty of making sure you plan the different activities to keep everyone happy. Here are a few tips on how to plan the perfect family vacation.