Tips

Saving Time and Managing Your Work Schedule On Your Boston Commute

Those already familiar with Boston and the hassles involved with getting around know that planning your mode of transportation and your route are two of the most important aspects of your daily life. From when to avoid I-93 to when to choose other modes of transportation such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA, most find that establishing a route quickly is necessary to making the most of their valuable time. Those just moving to Boston or those Read More >

Valentine’s Day Hot Spots in Boston 2014 And Tips for Planning the Best Valentine’s Day Yet

Finding the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day is easy with a little planning. Take a look at some of this year’s best ideas for Valentine’s Day in Boston and make it a memorable one. Take a cruise around the harbor – Odyssey and Spirit are both offering dinner cruises on Valentine’s Day. Live entertainment, fine dining, dancing and moonlit strolls all while onboard a luxury liner in Boston Harbor makes this the ultimate in elegance. Stay for the weekend – Dozens Read More >

A Boston Personal Assistant’s Story: Wait for Service Installation in Chelsea

http://youtu.be/V9_IGs-Be_4 Today, my travels took me to a small suburban city in Boston called Chelsea. A corporate housing company in Colorado contacted me to assist with a cable and wireless Internet installation inside an apartment complex. Their client will be moving into the apartment soon and would need the installation done prior to move-in. As a personal assistant, I was being asked to wait-for and watch over the entire install process. It was raining on Read More >

7 Tips for Eco-Conscious Living Without Sacrificing Comfort and Style

You know the importance of recycling more, to bring your own bags on shopping trips, to walk more and drive less.  You certainly have heard of the language:  Eco-friendly.  Go green.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The environment has been a hot topic in recent years.  In the more than forty years since the first Earth Day was held, however, it never occurred to many people that their actions could lead to environmental consequences…until now. Hurricane Katrina.  Read More >

How to Clean Up the Garden for Spring

Late winter is an excellent time to start thinking ahead about the home and garden projects that will surely fill your to-do lists in the weeks to come in Spring. As spring makes its way here in New England in a few short weeks, start early by clearing up leftover dead greenery and making way for new plant growth. This very short video, part of the eHow At Home series, is an excellent demonstration on how to clean up your garden just in time for warmer weather, no Read More >

Potholes: A Late-Winter Driving Nuisance

I was driving down a high-traffic street in Newton the other day when I came upon it.  In fact, there was not one, but a cluster of small and big ones along my path that I could not avoid running over unless I steered my car into oncoming traffic.  What are they?  Potholes. Driving in Boston during winter is dangerous enough with the presence of snow and black ice, and slipping and sliding.  Potholes are road hazards that crop up a lot this time of year, getting on Read More >

7 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

Aching backs. Stiff wrists. Strained shoulders. The result of too much lifting? Lifting too many shovelfuls of snow, to be more accurate. Winter in Boston is simply magical and it is especially true when there’s snow on the ground. Fluffy, white flakes blanket the city, untouched and glistening in the sun. The landscape, once an ocean of greenery, is transformed into a sheet of beautiful, sparkly white. If you ever had to dig out your driveway or sidewalk after a Read More >

8 Tips for Celebrating a Solo Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day … images of candlelight dinners, flowers and candy, and couples in love come to mind. That is all good and fine if you are in a relationship with someone, but what should you do if you are single on Valentine’s Day? Start by loving the most important person in your life: YOU, and celebrate the holiday alone. Here are some tips to help you get started: 1. Be your own best partner and indulge yourself with a gift that reminds you of how special and Read More >

6 Tips for Planning a Chinese New Year Party

Known as the Spring Festival and considered the longest and most important festival in China, the Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated throughout the world in countries with large Chinese populations. Like a traditional New Year party, the holiday is about celebrating new beginnings, new hope for the coming year, and family. You do not have to be in China to take part in the 15-day celebrations to usher in the New Year. Join in the festivities by Read More >

A Boston Personal Assistant’s Story: Clutter Control

Today, my travels took me to Brookline Village in the town of Brookline where I started assisting a lovely woman with limited mobility due to a recent hip fracture. It was an unfortunate situation for this highly independent, career-driven woman who always had things under control. The tasks I was asked to help her with included walking her pug, doing the laundry, loading the dishwasher, organizing the kitchen counter, and cleaning out the refrigerator among Read More >