Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Other Ways To Save Money On Black Friday


When you can’t go out to get some Black Friday shopping done, know that there are still plenty of ways to save money. Not only do these help you for that specific Friday, they can also be applied to the rest of the year. And you can’t argue that saving money is a great thing! When it comes to making sure you don’t have to empty out your wallet in order to get good deals and gifts this year, we’ve got some great ways to save. 

Lower Your Energy Bills

Your home ends up costing you a lot of money when it comes to your energy consumption. If you want to start saving on these bills, start getting into little energy saving routines. This includes turning off the lights in rooms no one is occupying. Make that extra effort to turn off holiday lights when they don’t need to be on as well. Also, make sure you check your HVAC system and that it’s working properly. If it is running smoothly, then it won’t cause an extra dent on your energy bills.

Online Shopping

Keep an eye out for stores that are doing special online deals this year. You can still save money on holiday gifts, even if you aren’t shopping in person! This is usually more known as Cyber Monday, however many businesses might be making exceptions. Keep track of your lists and order well before the deals end so that you don’t miss out on them.

Lower Your Property Taxes

What better way to save money than to have your property taxes lowered? Here at P.T.R.C., Inc. we want to help you, and we’re dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. We have worked with both homeowners and taxing authorities with an unsurpassed ability to communicate, facilitate and achieve great success in the assessment challenge process.

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations


It’s almost that time of the year again, when cooking is made ten times more stressful than usual! Whenever Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s easy to focus so much on the food that you forget the aesthetic of the dining area. Since dinner this year will be more limited when it comes to guests, you can still make the day special with a picture perfect table. Here is our DIY guide for you:

Napkin Rings

There’s no better way to make your plates look fancy than with some nice, decorative napkin rings. You can make your own with fall themed material at your local craft store, or buy some custom made ones online. Either way, it’s a great upgrade to just placing your napkins to the right of your plate and calling it a day.

Tiny Fall Decorations

Make your own pumpkins and autumn themed table decorations and fill the gaps of your table to make the most of your holiday treats. Not only will they be picture perfect, but it’s a great way to remind everyone that we have the little things to be thankful for. Head over to your local craft store to start putting together some tiny trinkets.

Make Your Food Pretty

From beautiful cheese boards to mouth watering desserts, if you put a little extra care into how your dishes look this year they can make your table look amazing. Yes, we’re saying the food itself counts as a decoration. Go with fall designs or neat arrangements and your guests will feel like they are sitting at a professional Thanksgiving table. Don’t forget to add your own flare and personality to each bite.

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you:

Friday, November 6, 2020

How To Make Your Home Feel Warmer When Temperatures Drop


Sometimes turning up the heat in your home isn’t enough to combat those extremely cold nights in winter. With the new season coming along soon, it might take a few extra steps to keep you and the family warm this year. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some great tips to make your home feel warmer in lieu of temperatures dropping.

Blankets o’Plenty

There’s truly no such thing as too many blankets. They can be used in every room and to keep you nice and warm on those extra chilly days. A home without any extra blankets is a home not ready for winter! Personalize them to every room and change the sizes depending on who plans on using them.

Lighting Ambiance

Sometimes just simply lighting up the fireplace or adding a few candles throughout is enough to add some extra warmth to your home. On extra cold nights, you can cuddle up next to the fireplace and enjoy the heat as it comes through. There’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire on a cool autumn or winter night.

Warm Foods

If it’s extra cold outside, might as well warm up your stomach inside. It’s the season of soups and warm drinks, so make sure you are cooking up a few yummy warm foods when you’re in need of extra heat. Even just using your stove can add that extra bit of warmth to your home, too. Tea, hot chocolate, or your favorite soup flavor will all do. Whip something up, grab a blanket, and sit by the fireplace. Make enough to share with the whole family as well!

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you:

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Where To Celebrate The Last Month Of Autumn On Long Island


Now that October is over and November has arrived, many people may have doubts that there’s much to do around Long Island for the rest of autumn. There’s still plenty to do, however, not relating to December holidays! If you’re not ready to let go of fall just yet, we have some of the best recommendations for Long Islanders for this last month of autumn.

Winery Visits

Depending on the place, a lot of wineries are actually still open during the beginning of this month. Some great spots out east will provide you with full tastings and new wines to try along with the upcoming holidays. Make sure you call ahead of time and make a reservation, as there are probably limited seatings and tasting opportunities. However, many of these spots are safe for visitors! 

Last Minute Apple Fill

Not only are wineries an option during this month, but also hard cider and other apple fun products. There are many spots that have hard cider tastings as well as treats such as donuts and pies. Either way, it’s a nice way to spend your day out east and enjoy the cool weather.

Museum Visits

There’s a lot of history on Long Island, many that we can experience through the immersion of the museums throughout! Make sure to call ahead of time and check availability, but you can never go wrong with a visit to some famous locations for a day. Our history dates back so far, there will be plenty to choose from for you and the kids to enjoy.

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: