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Every year before the holidays, the season begins to feel more frantic than it does festive. Commercials bring back all the shopping that needs to be finished, and virtually every meal time reminds me of all the cooking that needs to be done before the big day – both goodies and for Christmas dinner. Hopefully, most of you aren’t as crazy as I am when it comes...

Moving day can be one of the most stressful days you’ll ever encounter. Between all of the packing and cleaning there’s hardly time for a resting moment. One of the biggest struggles is packing all of your belongings safely, and, more importantly, so they’ll last. Photos may be “safe” in a shoebox, but chances are they won’t make it...

It’s nothing new to hear, yet again, how the economy has taken another turn for the worst.  Mortgage rates continue to fluctuate in an unsteady mess, and in an unforeseen twist, two “high-ranking financial whistleblowers” said they warned their respective companies about upcoming money crisis on 60 Minutes.  But, no matter the amount of hindsight...

It’s kind of crazy watching yourself get older. I’m 26 now, and it wasn’t until earlier this year that I finally looked in the mirror and realized I wasn’t as young as I used to be. My hairline is receding, my spare tire is growing, and my once toned muscles just don’t make me want to flex in the mirror anymore. I also almost pass out and...

It’s getting to be the time of year where it is easy to get caught up in the hype of presents. Santa will soon bring good children gifts, families will provide presents, and charities will receive generous holiday donations. However, this is not the case for many. Especially when a time of high unemployment, the holiday season is not as fruitful for the less fortunate. For...

If you’re anything like me, you love Christmas shopping. There’s a holiday cheer in the air, and a sense of accomplishment that comes with finding a present you know the receiver will love. Whether you’re an October shopper, have just a few things left to pick up, or have yet to start your holiday shopping, there always seems to be that last minute gift...

Almost everyone has heard of the show Hoarders – the A&E documentary that features people’s homes buried in mounds of junk, because they simply can’t throw anything away.  Hoarders will keep newspapers from decades past, empty tissue boxes and even the used tissues themselves.  And while this may be the very extremist of cases, being a pack...

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a stressful time.  Although pegged “the most wonderful time of the year,” what is known as “wonderful” can also be extra pressure and work – buying and wrapping presents, traveling, planning to spend time with family members. But while there’s no fix-all cure for the holidays, there...

A couple of weeks ago I went to my very first storage auction. I can’t lie, I’m a fan of the popular storage auction TV shows, and since watching, I’ve always had the desire to observe this firsthand. So, I took my lunch break early one day, and away I went! As I pulled up to the storage facility it was evident that I wasn’t the only one whose curiosity...

The term “going green” is no longer just a few trying to promote planet health but everyone.  People are doing more and more to help save the environment, companies have begun advertising toward keeping a greener earth, and recycling is hitting an all-time high.  For example, in Connecticut, 64 towns recycled more than 92 tons of “waste”...