Every year, new tax laws make it difficult to predict if and how much of a tax refund you may receive. Yet every April 15, about 60% of Americans qualify for a tax refund (also known as getting your own money back) and play the game of how to best spend or invest those “windfall” […]
Baseball season is officially here as of today! March 28 is the official opening day of Major League Baseball. But that’s probably not going to impact your life as much as the little leaguers and high school athletes that live in and clutter up your home and garage. Approximately 45 million kids in this country […]
Are there areas of your home that seem to have a life of their own? You know, those areas where you just can’t seem to keep up with the clutter. No matter how much you straighten up, it seems that every time you walk by, it’s messy again.Kitchen countertopsEntryway or hall closetFamily room or play roomGarage Be the […]
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 […]