February 15, 2019

We’ve all been there. The cabinets are overflowing. There’s no more room in any closet. And the drawers are crammed so full they won’t close. Your stuff has outgrown your space. But instead of blaming your home for its lack of storage, maybe consider that you have too m...

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! January is the month to take stock and plan ahead. That’s why my five “must-do” projects for January include everything from adopting some home-focused resolutions to storing holiday decorations and getting snow-ready.

1. Make ‘energy savings’ a resolutio...

August 9, 2018

You come home to an open front door, a ransacked house, and missing valuables. How did a burglar know you’d be gone? How did they get in?

Successful burglars have lots in common — home owners who unwittingly give invitations to robbery. In these 10 thank-you notes, your...

July 5, 2018

The key to gardening success in the northeast, with its variably cold, snowy winters and short, humid summers, is choosing plants already adapted to the local climate and soils, as well as the specific conditions in your yard. 

By learning to read the varied conditions o...

June 13, 2018

A hurricane. A flood. A fire. When disaster strikes, our worst fears can come to life. There’s panic and confusion. And, depending on the catastrophe, you may need to leave your home – often in a hurry.

Who can forget the image of pragmatic Otis--a German shepherd mix--w...

May 10, 2018

Want to know the secret of how to meet your neighbors? It's this: Stop waiting for people to swing by with an apple pie. These days you have to be proactive and get out there yourself!


So how do you do that?


Granted, whether you've just moved in or lived someplace for e...

March 5, 2018

The IRS estimates taxpayers spend 13 hours on average preparing their tax returns. Before you prepare your tax return you should have a tax preparation checklist to help you get organized.

What is the overall goal of a tax preparation checklist? Simply put, it will help...

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