You’ve made your list and checked it twice, now you need to find a place to hide the presents! According to The National Retail Foundation, shoppers started buying gifts earlier than ever this year. Since all those gifts have to stay under wraps for longer, parents have come up with some very creative hiding spots to outwit wandering eyes and keep the surprise alive. Need some ideas?
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After you finish a wedge of hard grating cheese–like Parmesan or pecorino–freeze the rind to use in soups, stews, tomato sauce, and other dishes.
If you’re planning to skip the Black Friday lines and take advantage of Cyber Monday discounts instead, Johnathan Nightingale, vice president of Firefox, suggests going through this checklist before clicking “buy” to keep your personal information safe.
That turkey dinner sure is delicious, but–let’s face it–there’s nothing fun about the clean-up. Before you stuff all the fixings down the drain and tackle those dirty dishes, remember that plumbers are generally inundated with emergency calls the day after Thanksgiving. To keep the plumber out of your kitchen on Black Friday, the experts at HomeAdvisor recommend tossing these items instead of putting them down the sink:
The holidays should be a merry time for all–including the four-legged member of your family. Unfortunately, certain foods–like bones, alcohol, baked goods, and chocolate–can spoil the fun for all if your pet gets ahold of them.
When hosting a big dinner, it’s nearly impossible to have everything come out of the oven at just the right time. If you’re preparing a large meal, use this tip to keep side dishes–like mashed potatoes–warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking.
If you’re travelling this holiday season, it might be time to rethink your luggage choice. According to a recent study conducted by T.J. Maxx and and Marshalls, the majority of travelers own black luggage, making it easy to confuse your bag for someone else’s at baggage claim.
When the temperature drops, most people probably leave the switch to their ceiling fan untouched but running your fan during the winter can actually help you save on heating costs.
Do you love the annual flurry of holiday greetings, but stress about which photo puts your family’s best face forward? With a little advice from the experts, it’s possible (dare we say… easy?) to take a great snapshot. Keep it simple. Get in close, and minimize noise (so nix the roaring fireplace and brightly patterned clothing). Light it right. Inside or out, […]