How to Survive an Attack of the “Irrational Shoppers” This Holiday

“Shopper Frenzy” Is In Full Effect – Be Prepared 


Tis the season for us all to show our true colors; and unfortunately for some (not any of us obviously) it’s not always pretty.  You know who we mean…We all know that once holiday season starts, people tend to get sucked into the “Irrational Shopper” frenzy. Meaning people are willing to dive, run, steal and push other people in order to get what they want. [Read more…]

Tips for Being a Wonderful Dinner Guest


How to be a Polite Dinner Guest this Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget to Brush Up on Your Dinner Guest Manners Before the Big Day!

We’ll make this short and sweet so you can go about your holiday preparation. Many Hirschfeld families elect to host Thanksgiving dinner while some choose to be the guest. If you are the latter, here are a few quick tips to make you the star guest of the big Thanksgiving Day!  Your host will notice and probably thank you or perhaps your host will even weep at your feet for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Thanksgiving is a big responsibility after all, and these steps will help you to make things easier on the host/hostess. [Read more…]

10 Essential Components For An Emergency Preparedness Kit


What You Need To Be Prepared For The Worst

“Hope for the best but prepare for the worst,” the old saying goes. A good adage, but for the intents and purposes of having your home ready for an emergency, “prepare for the worst” is the part to focus on. September is National Preparedness Month, so read on and learn more about how you can ensure that you and your loved ones will have everything you need if (knock on wood) disaster strikes.

Unfortunate recent events have proven that extraordinary circumstances can quickly arise. Natural disasters like hurricanes or floods can impact any part of the country, and even more docile situations like massive, long-term blackouts can make for a sticky situation. You have to be ready, for yourself and your family. At the very least, when the zombie invasion hits you’ll be happy you read up on this. [Read more…]