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3 Tips for Sharing Responsibilities at Home

It’s no secret that sharing household responsibilities makes for a happier marriage and home. A study in 2007 showed that 62% of people who were married ranked sharing household chores as “very important” to them. When compared with historical data, that category had the highest percentage point increase, having gone up 15% from 47% where it was back in 1990. Additionally, sharing household responsibilities with kids is predictive of success later on in life as it imparts a sense of duty in other aspects of life.


Keeping Your Family Connected and in Sync

When describing your perfect lifestyle, the description would lack any inclusion of stress. While everyone wants to accomplish a lot, we are constantly constrained by the limited time we have and our busy schedules.

Here are a few simple ideas to save time, accomplish more, and be more connected as a family.


New Year’s Resolution: Get Organized!

You are not alone! A quick search on the internet will show you that “Get Organized” is one of the more common New Year’s Resolutions. And even if becoming more organized is not one of your top resolutions for 2022, making your life a little less stressful by organizing will help you achieve any resolution (or goal) you have selected.


Tips for Black Friday and Holiday Shopping

Shopping can be one of the most exciting but also the most stressful parts of the holidays, especially when you’re on a budget or have multiple people on your list. Black Friday, or the day right after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the day most retailers offer their biggest sales, which is why many people wait all year to do their shopping on Black Friday.

Whether you’re planning on braving the stores on Black Friday or planning to shop online, you need to make sure you’re prepared and organized to be able to take advantage of some of the best sales. Here are five tips to help your holiday shopping season run smoothly.


Time Saving Tips for Grocery Shopping

No matter where you live, most people can agree that grocery shopping is a time
consuming task. It typically requires meal planning beforehand for yourself and your
family, and keeping track of your grocery stock at home, so you can plan what you need
to buy.


Taking The Stress Out Of Vacation Planning

Traveling is one of the most fun and exciting ways to unwind from your routine and spend quality time with your loved ones. But, not every one of us is blessed with the insight and patience that is required to plan and pack for a happy and relaxing holiday.


Product News: Import Events into Sortifyd

Families can now add events to Sortifyd from their existing calendars thanks to our new import feature.

This feature gives you the ability to thoughtfully organize your family’s schedule by adding events from your various existing calendars into Sortifyd. Instead of having to share your entire calendar with your family (or have multiple calendars shared with you), this important feature allows you to import and share only the events you choose. Also, whether one person in your family uses an Android device, and another uses an iPhone, you now have a way to keep everyone in sync by importing the relevant events into your Sortifyd shared family calendar.


Product News: Introducing List Templates

Lists are essential to organizing your life. Even if you are not a fan of organizing, chances are that you have created a list at some point in your life. The most common lists that people create are groceries, to-dos (tasks), homework, packing (vacation), christmas presents, or things to buy. While the possibilities for types of lists are endless, many lists (and items on a list) are universal. Take for example a vacation packing list. Chances are you and someone living on the other side of the world will both have a toothbrush, change of clothes, and shoes on your list. Which is exactly why we decided to create list templates to give our users standard list items to import when they are creating their own lists! You can even import items from one or more of our list templates to an existing list you may have started!


Resolving to Eat Healthier in the New Year

Many individuals choose the start of a new year to begin to eat healthier. Whether they are trying to lose weight, or they just want to cut down on processed foods, eating healthier can provide many benefits to a person’s body. For some, this choice can be as simple as adding more vegetables or fruits to their diets, but for others it may mean a complete overhaul of their diet. Whatever the situation, we scoured blogs written by registered dieticians, nutritionists, and food bloggers to share our five top tips on how to eat healthier. We have also included some of their healthy, easy-to-make recipes! Enjoy!


Prepping for Thanksgiving with Sortifyd

I love cooking for my family, but more-often-than-not, I don’t have the time I want to devote to cooking a big meal. This is why I often go a ‘little’ overboard on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Birthday meals. However, in the usual 2020-style, our oven decided to die last week… and due to the pandemic, it will not be repaired until December.

After realizing that I will be without an oven this Thanksgiving, I enlisted my 14-year-old (who is an amazing chef and going to help cook 90% of the meal) to help me find recipes that we can make with the equipment we have – an InstantPot, a Ninja Foodi Smart Air Fryer/Grill, an InstantPot Omni Plus, and our trusty old Crockpot! Below you will find our menu with links to the recipes we are making, the grocery list, and our cooking schedule (which is spread out over 3 days).