Creature of New Habits

Once upon a time, 2 months ago, I would make a grocery list and shop once a week. Now I am shopping minimally, maybe once a month. My new normal will be mindful shopping with less frequency. Read more

From Kitchen Scraps to Gardening to Soup

Growing up in the Bronx was a unique experience as far as city life goes. My grandparents’ house was a magical place filled with beautiful flowers, vegetable gardens and fruit trees. We had our own mini farm. We canned tomatoes and made wine. Read more

Lessons from a Roasting Pan

My roasting pan and cookie sheet that I loved and used for years started deteriorating. I added both to my shopping list. We get into a routine of using the same items every day. I went into a cabinet I seldom use and found not only a brand-new roasting pan but a cookie sheet that was part of set for air frying in the oven. I’ve used both of these ‘new’ items regularly. Read more

No place like home

Trying to make the best of our current situation, it is the perfect time to nest and improve your personal space. Read more

Spring Market has Sprung

With my staging business, historically, Spring springs early. My busy season started early this year with calls starting in full forces mid-February. In the Real Estate world, Spring has sprung. If you plan on putting your house on the market, is it ready? Read more

Lint Happens and Other Household Discoveries

You don’t know what you don’t know until it’s time to know it. As a homeowner since 1989, I am on my second round of homeownership. My former house was a 30-year run. As the original owner, when something needed service, I had it serviced. When something broke, I had it fixed. That house was well built and well maintained. Read more

Change is Good

My column is appearing on a new day after appearing on Sundays. For those who have followed me here, thank you. For those who are new to Claudia’s Corner, welcome! Let me introduce myself. Read more

Newburgh’s Vintage Shopping Destinations

From vinyl records to home goods and décor, everything old is new again. An increasing number of people under the age of 45 are buying vintage and antique items. The quality, sustainability and convenience are not just a trend but conscious change. Read more

And to All a Good Night of Sleep

The best gift you can give yourself is creating a bedroom that is the most comfortable room in your home. Your day starts and ends in the bedroom and in many homes, it is the most neglected room. Let’s focus on the components of the bed itself. Read more