Along with the fun of the holidays, wintertime brings some challenges that are not as enjoyable or short-lived. Winter is the official forecast until March 20, the first day of Spring. This means that for a few months we’ll continue to battle varying degrees of cold, drafty doors and windows, snow banks, icicles, slush, mud, rain, black ice on […]
Have you already begun the mental search for holiday decorations? You know there are skeletons, jack-o-lanterns and black lights somewhere, along with Thanksgiving pilgrims, decorative gourds and boxes of ornaments and garlands. The question is, where exactly? If you catch yourself answering every “Where is it?” query with “In the garage,” you probably need help.
If you feel like you have to close the doors to bedrooms, the family room and laundry room when company comes, you probably need some organization and decluttering help. An unorganized and cluttered home can be very stress-full even without company coming, making every day seem like an overwhelming burden when you can never quite […]
If you live with a messy garage, you may have called it many things, but … a habit? If you’re so used to walking through your garage without giving a thought to its condition, you’ve developed the habit of a messy garage. Maybe it’s gotten so bad you don’t even know where to start to […]
It’s almost Father’s Day so it’s time to come up with a plan that will make dad feel appreciated and loved. Gifts, cards and special treats are the order of the day. Start with the breakfast of champions, whether it’s a tall stack of pancakes and industrial-strength coffee or a high-protein smoothie for a power […]
The New Year is just days away. Have you made any resolutions to become a better, happier person? Historically, New Year’s resolutions revolve around better health and fitness, improving interpersonal relationships and getting organized. Google search terms throughout 2016 garnered this list of the most popular resolutions for 2017 which, not surprisingly, still stand for […]
There’s no denying that winter can complicate things. From increased energy bills to icy sidewalks and wet streets, wintertime demands some preparedness measures to avoid common problems that can plague the coldest months.
Shorter days mean less daylight, resulting in dark garages and shadowy walkways
Rain and snow make indoor and outdoor surfaces slippery
Holiday gift giving can sometimes become the frustrating pursuit for the holy grail of presents. What should be a happy, fun occasion can become a grueling task by overthinking the process. The holidays present many gift-giving opportunities and finding just the right present for that special someone can drive you crazy if you let it. […]
The popular game show, Family Feud, gives a good look into society’s psyche through surveying a large studio audience on random questions. To the question, “What do you keep in your garage?” the top answers are not so surprising…cars, tools, bicycle and lawn mower. Of course, we can add to the list with skateboards, motorcycles, […]
Garages, as we know them, have only been around since the early 1900s when automobiles were invented. Prior to that, horse and buggy owners made sure that stables for the horses and carriages were far from the house due to the, um, “exhaust” of the one-horse-powered vehicles.
But the love affair between man and automobile brought […]