Pre-winter prep

Sure it’s cold and Thanksgiving has already passed, but we’ve still got more than 3 weeks until winter makes its official arrival. By taking a little bit of time now to tidy up your home and property, you may be able to avoid annoying and potentially dangerous problems later in the season. Remove debris from […]

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Enjoy those autumn evenings – safely

Can we agree that the weather on Long Island this year has been strange? We had a late frost in the spring, then a hot summer that didn’t seem to want to go away. And suddenly, at the end of October we’re looking at a series of quite cool days following an 80 degree autumn […]

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Preparing for the First Day of School

Parents, you know it’s on your mind. September is closing in on us, and with it comes another school year. Preparing for those first days of school can be harrowing; the trick to not being overwhelmed is to schedule yourself so you don’t get caught in the mad dash of last minute shopping and preparation. […]

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Stay green and be green

You don’t want your carefully manicured lawn to scorch in the summer heat, but you also want to be earth friendly and conserve water. What do you do? Give your lawn a deep soak with the sprinkler only when it’s needed. To check, step on the grass; if it spring back up, it still has […]

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Fireworks safety for the Fourth

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In New York, residents are legally supposed to leave the 4th of July fireworks shows to the professionals. You’re not going to find fireworks for sale in New York, though if you travel out of the state this summer you may be surprised to see them in supermarkets and other stores. And let’s face it, […]

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Backyard Water Safety for Summer

Things are heating up around here, aren’t they? Long Island had a confused, chilly spring that has given way to some beautiful hot day and it’s only the beginning of June! Once it gets hot, Long Islanders love flocking to our great beaches or relaxing around the pool or hot tub. I know safety is […]

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Bring on Spring, Long Island!

Long Island had a rough start to spring with a chilly April and day after day of rain heralding the arrival of May, but it looks like spring is finally here to stay! And just in time, as May and June are great months to enjoy the local activities on Long Island. My personal favorite […]

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Dive into decluttering

Does it feel like your living space is shrinking around you? Odds are that it isn’t, but clutter can make it feel like it is. Living with a mess can actually be stressful! It’s widely accepted that living with clutter distracts us and makes it harder to relax. It can also trigger feelings of anxiety, […]

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Thinking Security in Spring

Spring is here, and after a long New York winter, we’re all pleased for it’s arrival. Long Island had it’s share of cold and snow this winter, and I know I am looking forward to putting that behind us for awhile. With the arrival of spring comes warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, and an urge to […]

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Homeowner headaches: avoiding frozen pipes

You probably don’t think about the pipes in your house too often, and for the most part, you don’t have to. In the midst of a New York winter however, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the temperatures and those pipes to make sure a deep freeze doesn’t spell trouble. When water […]

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