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8 Effective Safety Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

8 Effective Safety Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving. It’s the single, annual meal dedicated to gathering beloved friends and family together to celebrate the blessings that life has given us. A cascading overflow of perfectly prepared food takes over the table where an array of bright and smiling faces surrounds the display in good cheer. If you have the honor of being this year’s chef, you may receive the brunt of the blow, and sometimes that means putting out the fire on the burning biscuits in the oven. Let’s not forget the joys each blessed moment brings. These chaotic moments can be the stories of laughter to look back on years later. Nonetheless, it’s still a good idea to take some precaution in order to keep the cook safe and the danger down to a minimum. When it comes to keeping your Thanksgiving injury free, there are some definite rules to adhere to, and luckily we have got the best “do’s and don’ts” to keep your holiday from going up in flames: 1. Check All Your Appliances Prior to Cooking Before the beastly battle of boiling and baking begins, it is essential to make sure you have every speck and spice needed for the extended turkey trek. Yes, you’ve made sure your pantry is stocked to the gills with every crumb necessary but have you checked your kitchen appliances to do their abled function? It will be rather difficult to cook a 12lb bird in an oven that only halfway heats, or sauté the veggies on a stove that flares up, so be sure to check everything prior to the big day. It will save you the headache of...
Benefits of Choosing Your Local Handyman over Large Chains

Benefits of Choosing Your Local Handyman over Large Chains

Ever since Hulu has adopted Seinfeld into its showcase family, I have been watching the sitcom nonstop. It pains me to say that I’m already on season 8 despite the website release date only being a couple of months ago. I’m a huge fan, to say the least, and that’s probably because Seinfeld is so relatable in the most hysterical of ways. Anyone can identify with something the famous foursome has gone through. An episode that I recently viewed, called “The Cadillac” from season 7, happens to strike a rather significant cord when it comes to home services. Here, the character known as Kramer goes on a rather funny-but-true rant about the cable company’s way of functioning (such as their lackadaisical scheduling policy and nonexistent public relations). Even though this story is merely a background plot, it’s perhaps one of the most tangible and relatable subjects. Big service companies have a tendency to treat their customers poorly, but that is so far from the truth. Thankfully, there are good ol’ Mom and Pop stores that are able to accomplish the same tasks, but still leave their customers smiling– unlike Kramer who sought revenge after the company’s ill-treatment. Here are some reasons why The Local Handyman is always better than the Chain: Seinfeld Quote #1: “Oh, we’ll be there in the morning between 9 and 1, or we’ll be there between 2 and 6!” For some odd reason, big service providers have a tendency to make their clients wait for them. Everyone has a schedule that needs to be kept, but even with a promise of arrival between eight to nine, some big firms may arrive...
Maximize Your Obnoxiously Short Weekends in 7 Steps

Maximize Your Obnoxiously Short Weekends in 7 Steps

ATTENTION: THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY!!! Do you find yourself in a stupor at work? When someone asks on Monday how your weekend was, do you respond with an “I don’t know? It was so long ago”? Is your skin translucent from being hidden under suits and fluorescent ceilings? If any of these apply, you may have No-Time-For-Fun Syndrome. This serious disease is caused by a lack of celebration from Friday through Sunday and results in a depressed state of mind, loss of friendships and sanity, and even death. OK, maybe not death, but those suffering feel a definite loss of life. Days seem to be shortening and obligations are growing, and yet we still need some time to drown ourselves in a tub of ice cream, sleep in till noon, and catch up on all the episodes of Game of Thrones and New Girl. But how is this even possible with weekends full of homework, housework, and even more office work for some? Stressed yet just thinking about all you have to do? Please don’t! I have a solution for your medical illness. Step 1: Silence is Golden The best thing after a loud and crazy workweek is some sweet silence, but so many fill their quite time with a barrage of YouTube videos, Facebook posts, and texts messages. All of a sudden, your sunny afternoon turns into a dark evening and another day wasted! Give your fingers and phone a rest by limiting your media frenzy. Set a timer for no more than 30 minutes to get all of your posting, messaging, and online shenanigans done and...
Organize Your Fridge Like A Tetris Pro

Organize Your Fridge Like A Tetris Pro

Like most students after high school, I moved away from home to live in the dorms on campus, and later in an apartment with three other girls for the following years. We had the time of our lives, making the most fun and lasting memories imaginable, but we also shared in some problems too. Surprisingly, the biggest issue we had to tackle involved organization and storage of our stuff, especially when it came to our refrigerator. With four girls living together in a tiny apartment with different personalities, diets, and taste, we quickly realized we had far too much food and no place to put it. In order to avoid further future conflicts, I devised a plan of action to better the relationship between me, my fridge, and my friends, and hopefully it can help not only college roommates, but newlyweds and families alike. 1. Communicate A majority of problems can be solved, before they ever begin, with simple communication, and your relationship with your fridge is just the same. When it comes to food staples, start off by making a list of items that everyone in the household enjoys. This way, there is a visual of what to buy regularly without getting multiples of the same things. There is hardly enough room in anyone’s fridge for a gallon of orange juice, let alone two jugs and four bags of baby carrots. Keep the list posted on the fridge door (a fun magnet will make it more exciting) to inform others on what is available or what needs to be replenished. Always ask what needs to be bought before...
An Easy Guide to Reducing Waste in Your Home

An Easy Guide to Reducing Waste in Your Home

Use Mason Jars for Storage Mason jars are a great and attractive way to store food and other things. They are dependable and versatile and can store virtually anything.  Give Away Instead of Throw Away This rule can apply to clothing, furniture, books, appliances and so much more. Just because you don’t want it anymore, doesn’t mean that it can’t still be used by someone else. If you don’t want something anymore, try your best to find it a new home before you throw it out. Repurpose Old Things Give it a whole new life! Repurposing old things plays a huge part in reducing waste in your home. Pinterest is a great site with tons of fun resources on how to repurpose old things. Don’t throw it out! Use Reusable Bags When it comes to shopping, traveling, or just storing things in your house- use reusable bags. This will not only limit your waste a great deal, but it’ll save you a few bucks a month too. Repair Instead of Replace This rule is specifically for appliances and electronics. People tend to throw machines out before even analyzing what is wrong with it. Not only is this wasteful, but it is often a huge waste of money. Before replacing an old appliance or electronic, call an appliance repairman and see if it can be fixed first. Use Rechargeable Batteries Buy a few rechargeable batteries at the beginning of the year and they can be good for up to two whole years. This cuts down on waste majorly and also cuts down on annoying, inconvenient trips to the store when...
Triple the Lifespan of Your Fridge With These Easy Tips

Triple the Lifespan of Your Fridge With These Easy Tips

If you aren’t a fan of buying a new refrigerator every five years, then it is important that you take care of it properly. So many people make the mistake of buying a new fridge one when it breaks. The truth is, your fridge probably could have lasted a longer if you were performing the proper refrigerator maintenance that it required. If you’re clueless when it comes to taking proper care of your refrigerator, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We have provided step-by-step guides to various aspects of refrigerator maintenance. Note: If you’re having trouble locating the parts that we are referring to in these instructions, refer to your users’ manual! It will have lots of diagrams and specific instructions for your particular refrigerator. 1. Change the Water Filter If your refrigerator has an icemaker or water dispenser, it also has a water filter needs to be changed on a regular basis. This should be done approximately every six months to keep your water tasting fresh and cool. To find what kind of filter your refrigerator requires and how to change it, see your user’s manual. 2. Clean the Condenser Coils Cleaning your condenser coils is so important to keeping your refrigerator running and cool, especially if you have pets. The condenser coils are what relieve the heat that the refrigerator generates into the air and when hair and skin particles get attached to the coils, it creates an airflow blockage which can cause the refrigerator to malfunction or stop cooling altogether. Depending on your fridge, these coils are located in one of four places: underneath the fridge,...
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