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Product News: Import Events into NineBx

Families can now add events to NineBx 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 NineBx. 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 NineBx 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!


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 2021, 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 stressful parts of the holidays, especially when you’re on a budget or have multiple people to buy for. 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.


Prepping for Thanksgiving with NineBx

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).


70 List Ideas to Help You Organize Your Life

Whether you like to write your lists down on a piece of paper, create list using an app on your phone, or prefer to keep all your lists in your head… chances are that you have created a list of *something* at some point in your life. Children are taught even at a young age to create lists – homework, to-dos, etc. And even if you don’t love making lists, I think everyone can appreciate that lists serve a vital role in helping us all survive today’s busy world.

To help everyone get a jump start on organizing their life, I decided to create a few lists – of lists – that can help everyone organize their home (and life). Hope these help you stay organized!


Using NineBx to Manage the Care of a Loved One

If you are one of the estimated 63 million caregivers in the world, then you are familiar with the stress and chaos that is involved with trying to manage the care of a loved one.
As a caregiver for my older sister, I fall into this category. Fortunately, I live for anything related to organizing, and thanks to that trait, I thought other caregivers would find a blog post helpful on how you can more easily manage the care of your loved one by using NineBx.


How a Daily Schedule Can Benefit Your Family

Successful, daily family life is often measured by how efficient your family routine is (i.e., how well your family can follow a daily schedule and function together as a unit). Getting everyone on the same page is a must to ensure a smooth-sailing ship, especially if young children are involved. Planning a routine can be simple or complex depending on your family. Try to do the best you can with tending to everyone’s individual needs and expectations. We get it; everyone has a crazy individual schedule, but at the end of the day, routine wins over disorder. Read below to learn why a daily schedule is so important for you and your family. Maybe even grab the family to read along with you.


Back-to-School Shopping with a Procrastinator

Our Master Procrastinator and #ChaosCoordinator provides a few tips on how to tackle the last-minute back-to-school shopping chaos, including a list of super-fun supplies you might want to check out.