Sage Johnson

How to Create Holiday Magic — No Wand Required

Girl with a wand playing magician

What would the holidays be without our traditions, from the tree and the turkey to the football game and parade? Everyone knows apple pie will be served for dessert, your uncle will fall asleep on the couch, and the kids will ask to stay up all night.

While honoring those beloved traditions this year, we invite you to add your own creativity to the season. We asked RAC customers to share their ideas for creating holiday magic, and we offer them here, along with a few of our own suggestions as well.

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5 Essentials for an Inspiring Kids’ Homework Station

The return to school routine also brings perennial challenges: packing lunches, streamlining morning regimens, and — perhaps the most difficult — inspiring kids to do homework. One solution is to create a homework station just for them.

A designated space helps kids focus, and having everything they need on hand keeps them there. A homework station doesn’t have to be elaborate. A kitchen corner, living room nook, guestroom, or even a bedroom closet will work when you include these five essential elements.

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Digital Photos

Girls in front of laptop looking at digital camera photos

Our smartphones make it a cinch to capture every moment, from fancy entrées to goofy candids and enough selfies to fill the cloud. It’s estimated that 1.2 trillion photos will be taken in 2017, which begs the question: How will we ever organize them all?

Photo management has become such a conundrum in our modern lives that you can actually hire a personal photo organizer to tackle the task for a fee. But thanks to our handy guide, you can save yourself the money — and perhaps use it to buy some actual prints of all those digital photos.

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