I care about reducing waste and doing my part at home to help the environment, but with three energetic sons, I don’t have a lot of time to read multiple blogs and magazines for green living tips. So, I look to Pinterest as a quick way to find sustainability tips I can live with. From cooking to gardening to cleaning, there’s a lot to know when you’re...

  It’s one of the perennial kitchen problems: how to keep your recipes straight. Do you always forget which book that favorite hors d’oeuvre is in? Or always find yourself rifling through a drawer stuffed with printouts when you decide to make those awesome cookies? Well, you’re not alone. What is the best way to organize this mess and have the recipes...

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one of those holidays people usually pull out all the stops for. But its under-the-radar nature is part of what makes it fun to celebrate. Unlike well trodden Valentine’s or Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day is the Wild West of decorating and baking. You can beat your own green creative path. The holiday’s inventive spirit is on display...

  Taking everything you own from one residence to another can be a stressful experience. Even if you’ve moved before, it’s easy to forget things like keeping a utility knife handy for unpacking all those boxes! To make the moving experience more relaxing for you, I’ve compiled some tips to keep in mind before and after your move. Remember, moving...

  Having trouble keeping your cooking space in line? Kitchens are notoriously difficult to keep straight. Tips and tricks for organizing this heavily used space are a dime a dozen, but some of the most sensible are worth sharing. Check out these useful ideas. Store your cookbooks well, whether in a shelf built into the wall, in baskets in a cupboard, or on the...

“DIY” is more than knitting hats and making bookshelves out of old milk crates. It can refer to projects as small as cutting out paper snowflakes for your window or as large as remodeling your bathroom. There’s something for everyone! And thanks to a recent wave of enthusiasm for DIY, there are blogs for every flavor of inspiration-seeker. Check out these neat...

  We’re proud of our energy-saving projects like solar panel installation, but what’s at the very heart of facilities management is MEP, or mechanical, electrical and plumbing. That stuff inside properties that makes them tick, the MEP, is always top-of-mind for me when it comes to saving energy. So, I want to share what we’ve been up to with MEP. We’ve...

Like any member of your family, pets accumulate stuff, and stuff accumulates dust. Follow these steps to get a handle on your pet’s accoutrements and streamline your life with your furry friends.   1. Purge your supplies As pets grow, they leave a wake of old toys, unused carriers, obsolete cages, and uneaten treats. And as time goes by, you might not have...

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  With extra stuff comes extra clutter. Overstuffed bookshelves. Bureau drawers bursting with clothes. Cupboards chaotic with spice jars. It’s no wonder that some of the best storage is the kind you don’t see. There are all sorts of inventive ways to declutter using hidden compartments and drawers. Here are a few ideas for making storage a little easier...

  Since Mother Nature can be so unpredictable, it’s one of my goals to make sure properties and the people in them are safe before the worst happens. I believe that the most important work is to mitigate loss happens before a disaster. Superstorm Sandy was a huge, rather freakish storm, but we were well prepared, and only a few properties sustained major damage.   Tough,...