In or out? Decluttering your closet

Every spring I evaluate my closet, but tend to delay or organize only part of it. Finally, I’m making the commitment to declutter. Dr. Margarita Cossuto, owner of Living Organized in Norwalk, explains that clutter can be physically and emotionally draining. “Clutter simply takes up your energy and negatively impacts many areas of your life,” … Read more

Home Energy Solutions offers free services

As a partner of the Energize Connecticut initiative, the United Illuminating Co. (UI) is helping Connecticut residents reduce their energy bills and make their homes more comfortable. At no cost, families on a fixed or limited income can take part in the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible (HES-IE) program. HES-IE offers on-the-spot weatherization and energy-efficiency services … Read more

Feeding the birds

My son gives me a bird feeder for Christmas and installs it outside my desk window. “It’s a good way to connect with nature,” he tells me. I’ve wanted a feeder for years, so am overjoyed with this gift. One-third of Americans feed hungry birds, and now I’m one of them. Birds with availability to … Read more

Are you a master of procrastination?

Daily, Life Solution Center clients tell me of their struggles with procrastination. This is particularly true for entrepreneurs and those who work as independent agents within larger organizations. It’s also a huge issue for moms and dads on the home front, and teens struggling with getting those homework assignments completed. Essentially, putting off the inevitable … Read more

Get your BBQ ready for spring

It has been a long, cold, harsh winter; warmer temperatures are just around the corner, however, and thoughts are turning to warm afternoons in the backyard grilling juicy steaks, delicious hamburgers or seasonal vegetables. But you want to make sure you can get the most out of your grill. To make it last and improve … Read more

September 2014 HomeBriefs

‘lil Fairy Doors line debuts A line of decorative whimsical fairy doors, intended for both children and adults, has been launched; the doors, available in pink, purple, yellow, green, blue and red, come packaged with a bottle of ‘lil Fairy Dust, mounting supplies and a note to the fairies. The doors can be placed low … Read more

Storing children's artwork

It’s not long now before school starts and the art work begins to show up at your door step, every day, in large quantities and in large sizes. At art stores they have what they call “portfolios” which is what artists and photographers carry their artwork and photographs in. Well, they used to before the … Read more

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