As the days turn darker and colder and we close up our houses against the chill, it’s easy for the indoors to start to feel stuffy and oppressive. There’s a reason why people get cabin fever after all, and part of it probably has to do with all of that stale air! It’s not exactly practical to open up all of the windows and let in the fresh air when it’s 10 below outside, but there is something you can do to freshen up the house. Try out these ideas for making your house smell more inviting, and you might just lift your spirits, too.
Turkey Day is almost upon us, and with it comes a lot of pressure. After all, this is an event that only comes once a year, and it’s steeped in tradition, so everything needs to be just right and just as people expect it to be: You’d better not mess up Grandma’s sweet potato casserole recipe when she’s sitting at your table! The pressure turns up another notch if your dinner guests are staying for the whole day or even multiple days. And that’s not to mention the added stress of prepping dinner under your mother-in-law’s watchful eye! Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to minimize the headaches and maximize your enjoyment of the holiday.
Going home for the holidays isn’t as simple as getting in the car when you live in New York but your family is in Minnesota. But while I won’t be road-tripping home for Thanksgiving, I know plenty of people who are planning on heading upstate to see their families for the holiday. For them, I’ve put together a few tips to help their trips go smoothly. Hopefully, the only thing they’ll have to worry about will be indigestion!
Winter is coming, and that means the season of high energy bills is upon us. I know I don’t have money to waste, especially as I start thinking about holiday shopping, and I’m sure you don’t, either. There are some things we can do, though, to give ourselves the gift of lower power bills. For that matter, taking steps to save energy can save our employers money, too, and that might help your odds of getting a holiday bonus this year! Here are some good habits to get into and steps to take now to help cut energy costs as the cold weather sets in.