Tales from the Closet



Nov 28, 2017

Buy Only What You Need During Cyber Week

The holiday season is in full swing, and retailers eager to end the year on a profitable note are publicizing deals by the boatload for Cyber Week — the busiest online shopping days of the year. The deals are tantalizing. How could you not buy that toy/game/gadget when the price is so low? But if […]
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Thanksgiving table

Nov 14, 2017

Declutter Before Your Thanksgiving Feast

Hosting Thanksgiving can be a huge responsibility. The major menu items — turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and so on — aren’t incredibly hard to prepare, but can often be messy and time-consuming. Add to that the need to make your home inviting and presentable for the feast, and the holiday can quickly get to be […]
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Dog ghost costume

Oct 31, 2017

(Very) Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s Halloween! And a few busy people, their children and diehard procrastinators, still may not have costumes at the ready. If you happen to be among those who have suddenly been spooked into action on the final morning before trick-or-treat time rolls around, don’t despair — there are plenty of creative ideas you can use […]
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Raking leaves

Oct 17, 2017

Fall Cleanup Goes Beyond Raking the Leaves

Fall is the time to go apple-picking, carve a jack-o’-lantern, and watch the leaves change colors. Those falling leaves, of course, herald another chore for the home gardener; left unraked, they can create a dense, moist barrier that prevents grass from growing. But a good fall cleanup only begins with raking the leaves. Savvy homeowners […]
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Santa hat Are You Ready?

Oct 3, 2017

Start Prepping for the Holidays Now

There’s no time like the present to begin preparations for the holidays. With incredibly busy schedules and so many things to make and do before Thanksgiving and Christmas, things can get hectic fast. So, take a cue from the advertisers and start the season now! Not only will you ensure a happy holiday season, you’ll […]
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The Groundhog’s Guide to Surviving Winter

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Boots in snow

There’s No Dirt Like Winter Dirt

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Socks by the Fire

Celebrating the Great Indoors

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Boxed Christmas ornaments

The Declutterer’s Favorite Day

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