Today’s Resolution: Find the Frayed & Flammable

There are all too frequently stories on the news of house fires without a specific known cause. Take some preventive measures today and take notice of electrical outlets (particularly those that do not work) and any frayed cords that are plugged in. Replace cords if necessary. Be sure flammable items are away from possible heat sources. An ounce of prevention…

Today’s Resolution: Load Up

Some grocery stores are now allowing customers to pre-load  their member cards with coupons before they even step out the door.  For those who hate to clip coupons, this is a great way to add to your grocery savings. If you don’t have a member card for your local grocery store, get one. Check the website for additional savings programs. Many sites also offer bonuses to customers who fill out a simple survey.

Today’s Resolution: Learn About DIY for Dummies

Changing the oil on a car, unclogging a toilet, tiling a bathroom…what do these have in common? They are Do It Yourself activities that may or may not come easily to you. Paying an expert to do a job effectively is worth it to many, but sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone to learn to do something handy yourself can be very satisfying. Decide on a DIY task; don’t be a dummy.

Today’s Resolution: Re-Card Someone

Today's Resolution: re-card-someone

When people get greeting cards (for many occasions), many will hold on to them especially if they are particularly sentimental or humorous. Recycle them in a nontraditional way by re-sending them. Share that funny commentary with the one who originally gave it to you or spread the humor to someone new. Don’t try to hide that it is re-used either.  Add commentary to previous remarks and even sign it again.

Today’s Resolution: Manage a Little Menu Mania

Even if you do not eat out much, having a menu on hand for your favorite food haunts is helpful when you are craving that certain something. Hard copies of menus can be kept in an envelope or electronic copies from restaurant websites can be bookmarked or kept in a folder on your computer desktop. It’s also a helpful way to make decisions when you have out of town guests and you are planning to go out for a meal. Each time you go out for a meal, grab a copy of the menu to add to your collection.

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