At the outset of Living Room Week, an important question arises. Who's living in your living room, and what do they do there?
Some homes feature a formal living room, used to receive guests and put up the Christmas tree-while the family's day-to-day life is lived down the hall in a den or family room. For these families, Living Room Week will be a straightforward process of cleaning walls, light fixtures, furniture and floors. Read More >>
It's January. Do you know where your New Years resolutions are?
All those resolutions that looked so basic, so easy, so noble through the champagne haze of New Year's Eve have lost their rosy glow, when viewed in the stark light of a January morning.
With the children back to school and holiday decorations back in their attic boxes, our resolve for a better, thinner, healthier and wealthier year has once more washed up against the hard and niggling realities of daily life.
Be of good cheer! There's a tried-and-true boost for just about anybody's New Year's resolutions.
I'm talking about cleaning the refrigerator. Spearing the Great White Whale. Read More >>
Looking to save money at the supermarket? It's hard to do in this age of shifting prices and computer-generated "sales".
How do you know whether an advertised special is a bargain--or a bust? Is the warehouse mega-pack a better buy? How about those "buy one, get one free" offers--are they worth the extra price? Read More >>