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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.

Burning Questions

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Planning to burn the debris from your spring clean-up? Permits were required as of May 1 in Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado counties. Here’s what you need to know before you light that fire.

Space Invaders

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You don’t have to use harsh chemicals to keep ants from invading your personal space as they hunt for food and water sources. Try these household items to keep the buggers away.

Germinating Success

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Eric Larusson from the Villager Nursery in Truckee shares his tried-and-true tips for starting seeds indoors so you can get a jump on our region’s notably short growing season.

Breaking Bad

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The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe offers simple suggestions for correcting your pet’s bad habits.

Dodging the Draft

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DIY energy audits can help improve wintertime energy efficiency.

Slow an’ Easy

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The keys to safely driving in snow country? Slow down and be prepared.

Mythbusters, Plumbing Edition

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Antifreeze helps your car’s fluids from freezing … does it work for your household pipes, too?

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.