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Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Time for a Clean Sweep

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Are your chimney and fireplace or wood-burning stove in safe operating condition?

Furniture Freegans Unite

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How I became a furniture freegan and decorated my whole house for a whopping $0.

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

Going Au Naturel

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Chemical-free cleaning is easier and more effective than you might think. Try these items that you probably already have on hand.

Yard Duty

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Make the most of your time at home — get a jump on defensible space by ridding your yard of pine needles and other potentially hazardous debris.

Getting Dirty in Quarantine

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When a coronavirus-sized wrench is thrown into your foreseeable plans, it can be a great opportunity to break from your status quo and exercise your green thumb. So grab some seeds, tools, and soil, and get dirty.

Springtime Home Maintenance

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Doors, roofs, decks, critter damage: We all know spring is the time for important repairs in case next winter is … well, winter. Contractor Steven Torres takes you on a cheeky ride for the important prep you must do to avoid house calamity before next year’s season.

Go-To Gear for Snow Removal

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Two employee-owners of Truckee’s Mountain Hardware and Sports compiled a guide for snow removal equipment this winter season.

Out with the Old

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Out with the Old: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Clean out your old stuff and help others in the process.

Creatively Cozy

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By SARAH RAY-FAY | Moonshine Ink Snow has fallen. The holidays are upon us. It’s official: Winter is here! While  Truckee/ Tahoe residents and visitors love to...

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