Regardless of the time of year, getting carpets cleaned can drain on your time, your energy and your money. So the last thing you need is a carpet cleaning service that shows up late, makes a mess and does a lousy job. Checkbook.org's latest survey of local carpet and rug cleaning companies finds wide disparities in quality, price and customer service.
Christmas lights are going up all around the sound. Do you still have those old-fashioned incandescent lights?
Maybe this is the year to upgrade to energy-efficient LED lights. They use 90 percent less electricity than traditional bulbs.