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At Home with Angie: Is the Plumber on Your Holiday Guest List?

At Home with Angie: Is the Plumber on Your Holiday Guest List?
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(Editor’s Note: At Home with Angie, written by Angela Daidone, features simple tips for caring for your home and property.)

Planning for the holidays is a big undertaking. Cleaning up after a big dinner get-together can be just as tedious. The last thing you want is to make an emergency call to your plumber – if you can find one on the holiday weekend – because of a sink clog. While your guests may be well-meaning in offering to help, they often will put anything and everything down the drain as they clean up from the feast.

According to HomeAdvisor.com, it can cost up to $400 to fix a garbage disposal. Here are a few tips to help avoid the need to invite the plumber to the dinner table:

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

*Too much food at once can clog the drain. Discard food a little at a time and use a strainer to avoid getting rid of items that are too large for the disposal.

 

Mobile Coffee Kiosk Pedals Into N.J. Playlist Live Event

Mobile Coffee Kiosk Pedals Into N.J. Playlist Live Event
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A New Jersey caterer is taking the concept of coffee on the run to a new level.

In Thyme Catered Events, of River Vale, New Jersey, will debut the Marley Coffee Bi...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens Up on Issues

Jon Bon Jovi Opens Up on Issues
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora left the band in April of 2013, but speculation as to why and whether the separation was permanent has continued ever since.

Band front...

N.J. Consumers, Beware: Tips for Buying Live Event Tickets for Holiday Gifts

N.J. Consumers, Beware: Tips for Buying Live Event Tickets for Holiday Gifts
BY RYAN CARBAIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

MONTCLAIR, NJ – If you’re looking for a personalized and memorable holiday gift for family and friends, look no further than tickets to see their favorit...

Boosting Care for “Wounded Warriors” Addressed in N.J.

Boosting Care for “Wounded Warriors” Addressed in N.J.
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – On the eve of Veterans Day, Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak announced they have introduced a package of bills to boost ...

Taking Happiness Seriously

Taking Happiness Seriously
BY KEN BRANSON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Sociologist Sarah Rosenfield has spent her career studying unhappiness – why people become depressed, anxious or aggressive, and what effect their mental ...

Flashing Police Officer Saga in New Jersey

Flashing Police Officer Saga in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A 13-year Newton police officer is under investigation after being accused of lewd behavior when he pulled over drivers.

Newton policeman Jason Miller has been a police ...

NJ Malls Open for Thanksgiving

NJ Malls Open for Thanksgiving
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Getting a head start on Black Friday has been drawing mixed reactions from merchants and shoppers in recent years. More and more U.S. malls are giving people a chance t...

New Jersey Assisted Suicide Won’t Go Away

New Jersey Assisted Suicide Won’t Go Away
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The recent case of Brittany Maynard has brought the decision of assisted suicide back into discussions. “Death with dignity” laws are currently in place in three states...

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