Category Archives: Tips

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Holiday spirit, baby proofed

Post Image

The holiday season is festive and fun, and while new parents are sure to enjoy sharing new experiences with their little ones, many “first” can also be frustrating. Decorating with an infant may be a struggle time-wise, but likely won’t compare to the challenge of decorating and entertaining with a curious toddler in the house. […]

Read More

Summertime Safety: Backyard Pools

It’s June! The kids are itching to get out of school and everyone is looking forward to some quality backyard time. Sure, Long Island has beautiful beaches, but many homes also have great patios, barbeque set ups and pools to enjoy as well. Splashing around in your or a friend’s pool can be great fun […]

Read More

Let’s get grilling, Long Island!

After a long winter and erratic early spring, Long Island is finally enjoying those 60- and 70-degree days it expects from springtime. What better way to celebrate than to fire up the grill! Before you start bringing the food out to the barbecue, take a few minutes to make sure it is clean and in […]

Read More