10 Clever Ways to Dispose of Confidential Documents Without a Shredder

Dispose of confidential documents without shredder

With the increasing prevalence of identity theft, the importance of safeguarding your personal information cannot be overstated. You certainly don’t want to be careless with your sensitive documents. Consequently, you find yourself constantly searching for effective methods to dispose of your confidential waste securely. One such method is the use of shredders. However, you might … Read more

How to Fix Maytag Washer Error Code E01 F09

Fix Maytag Washer Error Code E01 F09

In recent times, electronic appliances like washing machines have been designed with features that enable them to send signals when encountering various issues. For instance, Maytag washers are equipped with the ability to display error codes when faced with different problems. One common error code is E01 F09. So, what does this code mean and … Read more

How to Hide a Cat From Your Landlord

Hide a Cat From Your Landlord

Are you faced with the challenge of concealing a cat from your landlord? Here, we present you with a range of suggestions to keep your feline companion hidden from your property manager effectively. As a tenant, your landlord holds the reins when it comes to decision-making within your rented space. They determine rental rates, tenant … Read more

Should You Wash Khakis With Lights or Darks?

wash khakis white or dark

Congratulations on your recent acquisition of khaki pants and perhaps some shorts – great choice! You’ve invested in your wardrobe and want these pieces to stand the test of time. Achieving that longevity, as you may already suspect, requires a little extra tender loving care, especially when it comes to laundering. Yet, amid your enthusiasm, … Read more

5 Amazing Ways to Stop Your Neighbors Parking in Front of Your House

Stop Neighbors Parking in Front of House

Are your neighbors constantly parking in front of your house? If so, you’re likely feeling frustrated and annoyed. While it’s understandably aggravating, it’s essential to remember that the area in front of your house is typically public property, not your own private space. However, you can employ several effective strategies to discourage or prevent your … Read more

Investing in a Chest Freezer: A Cool Way to Save

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If you’re like me, your grandparents had at least one chest or deep freezer or a spare fridge/freezer combo in their basement. My grandparents had both – a 30-year-old fridge/freezer and a newer chest freezer, and they were both stocked ALL the time. I believe it’s a byproduct of growing up in the Depression and not knowing if you’d have food at a later date. However, in any case, it was good economy to keep these simple appliances on hand.

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard Naturally

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Keeping mosquitoes away from your backyard is probably an annual battle, isn’t it? We’re in Central Illinois and looking for mosquito repellent solutions about half the year. If you’re like me, you don’t want your yard sprayed with chemicals that might hurt bees and other pollinators (not to mention the cost!)

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15 Alternatives to Candy for Goodie Bags

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Putting together a child’s birthday party is a lot of work. Even if you’re not being super extra with the decorations, you still have an exhaustive list of stuff to plan. One of the things I dread most is goodie bags, and maybe not for the reason you’d think.

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17 Best Places to Buy Cheap Kids’ Clothes

It is no secret raising a child is extraordinarily expensive. According to a report from the USDA, it will cost parents around $233,610 to raise a child to age 17. Food and housing top the list for the highest expenditures throughout the years; however, clothing is an expense you shouldn’t ignore. At 6% of the … Read more

35 Bible Verses About Parenting Every Parent Needs To Read

Parenting has always been challenging, even for experienced parents. Each child comes with new traits that make parenting a learning journey. While some days are fun, other days can be overwhelming. God knew some days would be more challenging than others and provided inspirational Bible verses about parenting. As a parent, you’re likely to wage … Read more

Automatic Litter Box Revolution: The Top 5 of 2023

Dealing with kitty litter can be the bane of a cat owner’s existence. However, owners have more options now than ever. While a significant investment, automatic litter boxes offer several benefits to cat owners and cats. An automatic litter box can improve the life and even the long-term health of your kitty and make your … Read more

15 Ways Being a Minimalist Can Improve Your Life

Many people are turning to a minimalist lifestyle to help improve their mood, boost their productivity and build stronger relationships with their family and friends. Minimalism is a wide-ranging concept that doesn’t have a rigid set of rules but instead uses guiding principles to challenge people to question their purchasing behaviors so that they can … Read more

Credit Card Debt Forgiveness: Key Considerations for Families

Credit Card Debt Forgiveness

This article highlights critical considerations families should consider when contemplating credit card debt forgiveness. Credit card debt can significantly burden families, affecting their financial well-being and causing stress and anxiety. In such circumstances, credit card debt forgiveness is an attractive solution. However, families should carefully evaluate various factors before embarking on a credit card debt … Read more

10 Brutal Truths Gen Z Needs To Face Now

Life can be challenging and with no how to guide, people will learn valuable lessons along the way. A recent question posed on Reddit was, “What’s a tough truth that everyone needs to hear?” Many of the Redditors who responded told the same truths that life teaches us. Hence, here are the most highly rated … Read more

Quit Stalling With These 17 New Year Hobbies for Better Health

hobbies

Research supports that regular leisure activities can reduce blood pressure, cortisol, or stress levels and even decrease your BMI. Leisure activities can include different hobbies that challenge you, excite you, and may even make you sweat a little. In addition, hobbies can help you make money, increase your home value, allow you to serve others, … Read more

10 Most Challenging Things About Being a Parent Today

What is the most challenging thing about being a parent? Ha! Where do I even begin? While taking my daily scroll, I came across this question in Reddit, and the answers are relatable. So here are the top-voted responses, so you know you’re not alone.  10. The Tantrums “The hardest for me has been the absolute … Read more

10 Jobs That Are a Lot Less Fun Than People Think

Are you searching for an enjoyable job? They say it’s essential that you love what you do to be happy in life. Recently in Reddit, someone asked, “Which job is a LOT less fun than most people expect?” Here are the top-voted responses. 10. Lifeguard Someone responded, “Lifeguarding. Everyone expects the Baywatch act to save … Read more

10 Experiences of the 80s and 90s That Millennials and Gen Z Will Never Understand

Are the things from the eighties and nineties decades that you remember but today’s generation will never know?  Redditor u/ReddBolt5 asked, “What’s something that 80s 90s/ early 2000s people experienced that today’s generation does not?” 10. Never Knowing the Song Lyrics RealisticDelusions77 answered, “Hearing a song on the radio for years and still not being … Read more

My Birth Center Experience

Birth Center Experience

Even before I became pregnant with my second baby, I knew I wanted to go a different route when it came to my prenatal care and birth support team. While my experience with my OB and a hospital in 2009 wasn’t awful, I felt I got very lucky with supportive nurses when it came to … Read more

35 Bible Verses About Parenting Every Parent Needs to Read

bible verses about parenting

Hello Sensible has permitted us to republish this post on bible verses parents should read. Parenting has always been challenging, even for experienced parents. Each child comes with new traits that make parenting a learning journey. While some days are fun, other days can be overwhelming. God knew some days would be more challenging than … Read more