First step to getting organized for Christmas with a holiday calendar? Decide where your family will spend the holiday season.
Will you visit family for Thanksgiving or take a Christmas holiday? Make travel plans now!
Booking airplane flights, hotels and rental cars early helps keep costs down, while advance planning ensures that you'll have your choice of seat assignments, routes and carriers.
Plan early for the smoothest trip--and try these tips to keep the “happy” in holiday travel:
Need ice for summer events? Turn to the humble milk carton! As you empty them, drain, rinse and refill square milk cartons with clean water. Leave an inch in the top for expansion, then tuck into the freezer. Use frozen cartons whole to cool ice chests. For crushed ice, turn the cartons sideways and smack smartly against a concrete floor on all sides, then tear open the top and pour. Energy saving bonus: keeping freezers full cuts energy use.