December 01, 2011 17:41 ET

The Accidental Housewife Helps You Carve Out the Hassle of the Holidays

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Julie Edelman always has some Holiday tips and tricks up her sleeve. From getting the house guest-ready to buying gifts on a budget, here are her suggestions for saving time, money and of course, your manicure:

Brew Some Coffee
Who doesn't love the smell of fresh brewed coffee? Especially when it's cold outside! Why not brew an aromatic pot of 8 O'Clock Coffee. This brand is wonderful because it comes in a variety of blends and flavors AND is affordable.

Control Cat Odors
You don't want guests to smell that you have a cat before they see it, so use World's Best Cat Litter. It uses whole kernel corn to control odor, is quick clumping and tracks less than other brands. And their lavender scented formula is great for keeping the home smelling fresh for the holidays!

Manicure-Friendly Floor Washing
The iRobot Scooba 230 is the world's most compact floor washing robot. It does the dirty work for you because it is small enough to fit in tight spaces, like around the toilet. And it's so easy to use, you simply push clean and the robot does the rest.

Budget With A Prepaid Card
A great budgeting tool for gift shopping is a prepaid card like the American Express Prepaid Card. This card has no monthly maintenance or activation fees so you simply load in the money you have to spend every month, and because it's prepaid, you can only spend what's on the card. There's no risk of overspending and it's so easy to use.

Shop Kmart and Sears Online
Shop smart this season with the new Digital Local Ads at and You can see what's in stock at your local stores in real time, right from home and sign up as a Shop Your Way rewards member so you can "see into the future" by previewing upcoming sale items and choosing the most cost effective time to buy.

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