January 2015

Top 12 tips for turning holiday cleaning disasters into holiday cheer

(BPT) - The holidays are a happy time of year where you shop till you drop and whip up delicious meals to enjoy with family and friends. But sometimes hosting guests can make it challenging to maintain a clean home. There’s so much to do, yet you still want to enjoy time with your loved ones and be a gracious host. Don’t let unexpected holiday cleaning challenges keep you from relaxing and enjoying the holiday cheer.

Merry Maids offers 12 handy tips so you can prepare in advance, remain stress-free and wholeheartedly enjoy the festivities:

5 ways to ease winter travel woes

(BPT) - Whether you’re going back home, traveling to a new and interesting destination or simply escaping the weather, winter trips can be stressful. If you’re not prepared, traveling in the winter months can cause headaches, with the potential for weather-related delays and crowded roads. The holiday travel rush can also put a strain on the wallet.  

Building a Disaster Preparedness Kit

(<a href="http://www.familyfeatures.com">Family Features</a>) Natural disasters – hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes – can be unpredictable. That’s why organizations like the American Red Cross urge people to prepare ahead of time. You may have an emergency plan in place, so everyone in your family knows what to do and where to go if a disaster strikes. What you may not have is a disaster preparedness kit.

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