Happy New Year!

Everyone should enjoy their New Year's celebration. Here are few safety tips to keep in mind for the night.

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve party, following a few simple rules could prevent a tragedy:

  • Plan ahead by naming a "designated driver." Make this your responsibility as the host.

  • Contact a local cab company to provide rides for your guests.

  • Serve non-alcoholic beverages as an option to your guests.

  • Stop serving alcohol to your guests several hours before the party ends.

  • Provide your guests with a place to stay overnight in your home.

If you are attending New Year's Eve parties and celebrations:

  • If you drink, don't drive.

  • Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before the party or celebration begins.

  • If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit, or get a sober friend or family member to come pick you up.

  • Or, stay where you are until you are sober.

  • Take the keys from someone if you think he/she is too impaired to drive.

http://answers.usa.gov/

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season
and prosperity in the New Year.
- Rego Realty

Black Friday Deals For You To Enjoy

Here are some great upcoming Black Friday deals! Click the name of the store to access their ad booklets. 

Walmart

The Walmart Black Friday Ad is the most anticipated event during the Black Friday s everything you need. Walmart is planning its biggest Black Friday event ever!

Target

Target's Black Friday 2014 Ad features 100s of doorbusters and 1000s of amazing deals. The 38-page Ad offers fantastic holiday savings on HDTVs, computers, digital cameras, mobile devices, brand name kids' toys and much more. 
 

Macy's

NYC's classic department store has just released a 56-page Black Friday 2014 Ad that will keep you warm, cozy, properly furnished and well-dressed the whole winter long. Doors open 6pm Thursday Nov.27th to Friday Nov.28th at 10pm, and again Saturday from 7am-1pm. Check the Ad for Sunday and Monday sale hours as well!

Check out more great deal at Blackfriday.com to get the most bang for your buck!From your Rego Family.

Time Saving Tips For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of you are probably beginning to create your meal plan and grocery lists. Here are a few tips to help you save time for your dinner crowd!

1. Begin planning a couple weeks ahead

 Keep a notebook designated for the holiday and use it to write shopping lists, guest lists, food assignments, etc. Write a timeline of things that need to be done, most importantly for the 2 days leading up to dinner and the day of. 

2. Delegate!

 Ideally, you'll be able to treat dinner as more of a potluck where each guest brings a dish or two. Also, never turn down someone who offers to help! 

3. Don't leave all the shopping till the last minute

You run the risk of stores being out of that one item you need. I like to shop the week before, then do a quick, last minute run for fresh produce. 

4. Don't forget to defrost the turkey!

Depending on the size, it might take up to 5 days. If you're in a bind, you can put the bird in a cool bath, but the easiest way is to simply plan ahead and clear space in your fridge. You can improvise on a lot of the other side dishes, but yeah, you kind of need that turkey. 

5. Make sure you have all the tools you need

If you don't have a roaster pan and always buy a disposable one each year, make sure you get one! Carving a turkey with an electric knife is infinitely easier! Don't forget a meat thermometer! If you rely on that little plastic button to pop, your turkey will likely be dry. Make a list of the items you need and just double check you have them all.

Hopefully these tips will help make your Thanksgiving less stressful and more fun!