If your allergies have been bothering you lately, use this trick to calm red, puffy eyes in just 5 minutes. Simply douse a two cotton balls in Afrin (yes, the nasal spray), place the cotton balls over your eyes, and lie down. In about 5 minutes you’ll see a world of difference. Make it even more relaxing by turning on […]
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Does this look familiar? If it’s been a rainy spring where you live, it probably does. Luckily a muddy footprint, even one this bad, doesn’t mean you have to replace your carpet. Use the following steps to erase those footprints: For synthetic carpet: 1. Vacuum any dry dirt to remove it. 2. Dip a white cloth into this detergent solution, […]
If you haven’t already started grilling out and gathering on the back patio, here are the easy-to-follow clean up tips to get your outdoor furniture ready for your next gathering. For plastic, metal, and wrought iron: Wipe down furniture with a soft cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing detergent. Rinse with a hose and allow […]
Planning on starting a garden this spring or summer? This trick to tell whether or not your plants are thirsty will come in handy. If you have a tendency to over- or underwater check the soil to see if your garden needs a drink. If the soil is rock hard, then your plants definitely need to be watered, but if […]
After a long, freezing, snow-filled winter, spring has finally arrived in NY. Trees are blooming, sidewalk cafes are filling up, and open-toed shoes and sandals are making their debuts. And I’m seeing those eagerly-anticipated spring vegetables on restaurant menus and farmers’ markets everywhere—ramps, asparagus, fava beans, and more. I know that in other parts of the country, strawberries, radishes, and rhubarb are starting to pop up as well. After months of eating potatoes, acorn squash, cabbage, and cauliflower, it’s always a treat to indulge in something fresh that’s a sign of many more weeks of abundant, exciting produce.
It’s a sure sign that spring is getting closer! This weekend is the start of daylight saving time. On Saturday night before you go to bed, set your clock one hour ahead. (Remember: Spring forward. Fall back.)