The holidays are known for exchanging presents, cooking and serving large meals, and putting up the Christmas tree. Even though you’re busy this time of year, take a little time to recycle what you can. Americans generate about 25% more waste during the season, and 80% of what’s thrown away this time of year could be recycled instead. Learning what can be recycled or repurposed can help make for a much more eco-friendly holiday.
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Finally, it’s time for your long-awaited trip! As you finalize your to-do list, make sure you address these ten items before leaving for your holiday vacation.
Unpacking, re-packing and storing Christmas decorations tends to be a big project for many people. Precarious storage spaces, damaged ornaments, lights that don’t work and other hassles can be avoided with a few proactive measures. Here are some tips to help keep your decorations organized and easily accessible:
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Let other people rush the joy of the season if they want to. You know that when you wait until the final days before Christmas to select and decorate a real tree, you enjoy its presence so much more.
‘Tis the season when visions of sugar plums dance in your head, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite holiday desserts sure to give you and your guests sweet dreams.
If ever there is a time to take a shortcut in the kitchen, the holidays are it. The turkey is competing for oven space with the ham. Your sautéed green beans are edging out the gravy on your stovetop. And your famous cheesecake is crowding out your runner-up apple pie in the refrigerator.
No one would blame you for feeling harried, but everyone will blame you if someone contracts a food-borne illness because you took a well-intentioned shortcut.
The most trusted roofing company in Las Vegas, First Quality Roofing & Insulation, wants you to raise the roof with compliments, not complaints, over the holidays. So keep your shortcut impulses on a low flame and follow some sensible holiday food prep tips from the experts: the United States Food and Drug Administration.
More than turkeys, mashed potatoes and green beans cook in most American homes around the holidays. Fires, do, too, making the holidays the most common time of the year for residential fires.
It's supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year” – at least until the outdoor lights are safely hung and, of course, working as they should.
When the holiday season is over, it's time to put away all of the Christmas decorations. This can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have fragile items and lack of storage space. However, with the following Christmas storage tips, you'll realize how easy it can be to store these items until next year.