SC Johnson Family Economics Blog

Save money, spend time

Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.

Your Medicine Cabinet Checklist

...Having a well-stocked and organized medicine cabinet is a must as the warm weather months arrive. Are you ready to play nurse for your kids? Here are some tips to ensure your medicine cabinet is well stocked...

Benefits of Batch Cooking

While I write day-in and day-out about spending less on your dinners, at the grocery store and on food in general, I also believe that the way you spend your time in the kitchen is just as essential as how you spend your money...

Creative Parenting Tips and Tricks

Parenting may not always be easy, but there are lots of creative ways to get through the sticky parts of parenting small children. I want to share a few creative tips and tricks that worked very well for me during the first several years of raising my three kids...

Tips For Laundry Organization

With five active kids, I often wonder if there will be just one day that I can say to the mound of clothes that pile up, “Mt. Wash Me and Mt. Fold Me stop erupting!” and magically I would be caught up on the laundry...

Save On Home Remodeling

Home remodeling can be extremely expensive. And it's not something you want to skimp on because quality since it affects your home's value. Finding ways to cut on costs of remodeling is possible...

Spring Cleaning 101

...The sun is peeking out once again the Internet says that when the first warm days arrive, spring cleaning will begin to take place. So, where do we begin? Follow these steps for easy spring cleaning!..

The Importance of Patient Gardening

...Just the thought of homegrown, delicious fresh fruits and vegetables makes it just plain tough to be patient! But it is vitally important for the health and wealth of your garden. I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks that will help....

Fun T-Shirt Re-Purposing

One of the best all-time mediums for graphic designers has been the T-shirt. No doubt you have many colorful “T’s” tucked in the closets of your home. Well here are some fun ideas for re-purposing those rarely worn, out-dated ones....

I’ve made the traditional Irish soda bread a number of ways, but these wedges are my favorite! It’s a traditional recipe, made in a non-traditional way...

Spring Cleaning Supplies and Resources

Spring cleaning is around the corner! Are you ready to clean out those dust bunnies or organize your pantry, closets and everything else? While one benefit of spring cleaning is to make a few bucks, you can also save a few bucks on your spring cleaning supplies...

Recycle, Re-Use, Re-Purpose In Your Home

With Earth Day only a month away, we hear it everywhere we go these days—recycle, re-use, re-purpose. There are signs, websites and multitudes of companies that are focused on these three words. This got me thinking about how we could organize our home by doing just that...

Spring Cleaning In The Kitchen

When it comes to spring cleaning (and cleaning in general) there are two basic schools of thought on how to organize and execute your plan... Personally, I find that the “do it little-by-little” plan is easier to wiggle into our already busy schedule...

Homemade tulle dish scrubbies are the best dishwashing tool I have ever found for hand washing dishes and pans. Although you can purchase similar scrubbies at the store, I’ve found that hand-making them (multiple scrubbies at a time) is an inexpensive way to keep fresh ones on hand at all times....

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and it’s a fun time to get a little silly at home. Here are some fun ideas for going “green” with your kids...

Spring Cleaning Savings and Tips

Spring cleaning means clearing out, right? Well, before you throw everything to the curb or into your garage sale pile, don't discount some ways you could make a few extra bucks!

The 31 Day To-Do List Challenge

Do you have a never ending to-do list full of projects you would like to accomplish? Join me in this challenge and begin checking things off your list. Here’s how we can do it...

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