Yankee Home Improvement - September 2018

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YOUR KIDS’ CRAZY SCHEDULES? T R Y T H E S E 3 T I P S I N S T E A D

School has started. Youth sports are in full swing. Work is crazy. Food has become more about necessity than

tool like a shared calendar, you can coordinate the entire family’s schedule so you never miss a beat. And apps like Mealime and MealBoard give you the ability to whip up food that is cost-effective and delicious. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK While you’re busy trying to rally the troops at soccer practice, the scene at home resembles a horror movie. Laundry is piling up, food is spoiling in the fridge, and the dust bunnies around the house now have names. Housecleaning is a part-time job in its own right. The only way to stay on top of duties around the house is to work together. A chore chart with clear responsibilities is a great place to start. Whether you have one child or eight, everyone is capable of pitching in. You can have all the organizational abilities in the world, but the best way to manage life’s madness isn’t by directing day-to-day tasks; it’s by managing stress. Instead of using these tools to control life, look at them as a way to free up time so you can decompress and enjoy the things you love.

enjoyment. All of this can only mean one thing: Fall has begun. The crazy schedules this time of year can make it tough for parents to keep their heads on straight; making it through the insanity sometimes feels more like survival than life. But there are tactics you can employ to turn the tide and find more time for yourself. TAG TEAM There’s no reason to try to do everything on your own. The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” exists because managing the stressors of life requires help. A great place to start is by establishing car pools with a parent group you trust. You can alternate drivers weekly, which provides the opportunity for you to focus your attention on other priorities — or if you’re lucky, have some freedom.

THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB Technology makes organization easier and more accessible than ever. By using a

YANKEE HOME IMPROVEMENT G E T S A F A C E - L I F T At Yankee Home Improvement, we’re passionate

graffiti is known worldwide. “I wanted to see if we could incorporate some stuff around the office with the same kind of off-the-cuff style.” Look around the office and you can see that we’ve done just that, bringing some fresh color into the space with a few attractive murals. First, we’ve got a larger-than-life ape jamming to some tunes, followed by a rather encouraging little robot. And of course, we wouldn’t be the “Thank You, America” company without a massive mural of the American flag, complete with the Statue of Liberty. Of course, these murals aren’t the only ways we’ve been revamping our office space — we’re just getting started. If you get the chance, come on down and check it out. We’re always excited to chat with our awesome customers and show them around!

about creating a cozy, friendly space for our team to work in. We know that the happier and more comfortable our employees are at work, the better service they can provide for our wonderful customers. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re in the midst of a remodel at the Yankee Home Improvement offices! Ger and the team are always tweaking the Yankee space to make it one of the best offices in town, but recently, we’ve been undergoing a comprehensive face-lift of the facility. Some of the most eye-catching improvements can already be seen right on our walls.

“I’ve always admired the work of Banksy,” Ger says, speaking of the guerilla visual artist whose

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