holiday decorations

Decking Those Halls Can Be Deadly

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThinking about getting on a ladder to string lights outside or decorate the very top of your tall Christmas tree? Maybe you should reconsider — or at least get some help. It seems decking the halls is getting more dangerous each year. Last year more than 15,000 people ended up in the emergency room with decorating-related injuries, according to new data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. That’s more than 250 people a day hurt by decorating accidents between Nov. …

Cheap, Easy Ways to Store Holiday Decorations

Posted on 01/7/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Entertainment | Money & SavingsThe late Andy Rooney once wrote: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” I agree, and I’ve also always argued that you shouldn’t be too hasty when it comes to picking up after the year-end holidays in general. After all, how many times a year do you have a tree inside your house, hosiery decorating your fireplace mantel, and a whole …