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There are so many busy parents out there. One a had a chance to talk to about how her long weekend went. This was her response:

” We worked so hard Saturday and Sunday. Laundry, gardening, repairs and running kids every which way. We fell onto the couch each night completely and utterly wasted from our efforts of the two days. Both my husband and I said – THAT’s IT! Tomorrow, we’re doing nothing! No one thing!

And then I added, well I just want to cut the grass around the pool and make a lasagna, but that’s it!

Yup, my husband said. I’m just going to move some raspberry bushes and do a quick vacuum of the pool and that’s it!

Well, let me tell you at 2 pm we happen to pass each other with tools and items in our hands and I asked him how his “do nothing day” was going? and he responded – Same as every other day! ”

It is so difficult to take that time out when there seems to be so much to do. I’m not here to tell you that being organized will make it so you can have every weekend off to “do nothing” . However, having systems in place, knowing that everything has a home and putting things away and not DOWN. helps. It helps in a big way.

I understand the busy family lifestyles, I also have worked with so many families that have taken that step and claimed their extra time as their own.  Tired of spending your weekends “picking up” after everyone else? We know how it is.

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You’ve probably seen “House of Bryan” or “Leave it to Bryan” on HGTV. Well, Bryan is putting his expertise and quality assurance behind his name!

What is Baeumler Approved?

Our goal at Baeumler Approved is to help homeowners connect with contractors, trades and home service providers from all across Canada. We help homeowners know what to look for, seek out and vouch for a history of good service by speaking with previous clients and collaborators. All Baeumler Approved members are required to make a commitment to honesty, integrity, and quality service by signing our code of conduct. If a member is found to broken their commitment, they can be removed from our database.

And you guessed right! Just In Time Solutions has been “BAEUMLER APPROVED”!

We’re just waiting for Bryan to pop in with our certificate, but I’m sure it’s on his “To Do” list.

We are proud to be a part of this and believe it’s a long time coming for small businesses and skilled trades in Canada. We love the “watchdog” and approval coming from Bryan Baeumler.

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Summer is on the way.  I can smell the barbecues, feel the warm evening air on the patio and hear the sounds of my friends and family around.

 

Does that sound relaxing to you?  Now, if that warm weather was to come tomorrow how quickly could you get to that serene place on your patio?

 

Did you wash and pack up all the summer furniture, toys, dishes, patio accessories etc. before old man winter came?  If you didn’t it is time to do that.

 

There are many things we use in the summer in the outdoors that we do not use all winter, so here are some tips to help with storage.

 

1.      Make sure you have a storage area to put these items in that is in the back storage, shed or garage.  Do not use prime floor space which is used year round.

2.    Bikes and large chairs can go on large PVC coated hooks from the ceiling of the garage.

3.    Add a short attic-like shelf to your garage and shed to store plastic totes.  In the totes you can store, all the dishes, napkins, tablecloths, and other barbecue items.  The flower pots, potting soil, small hand garden tools, lawn ornaments and the list goes on.  If it is small and can be packed in a tote do it, label it with  contents list and put it up on the shelf. It is now out of the way.

4.    Make sure everything is stored in categories, like items together.

5.    There are many garage organizing things for the kids sports equipment and the gardening tools, take advantage of these.

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