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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.

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...

Tip of the Iceberg

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What are some easy ways to combat climate change in our daily lives? Here are four small bits of information and useful tips to help you make a huge difference.

The Keys to Water Winterization

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In Tahoe/Truckee, we’re all old hats at winterizing our homes to be as energy efficient as possible during big (and deep and white!) winters. But did you know it is just as important to winterize your water system? Learn how here.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

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Bulbs are similar to seeds, storing nutrients and moisture, and they are among the heartiest of ways to create beautiful beds of flowers. Learn about the species that can survive in our mountain environment and the best practices to ensure that yours thrive.

Pampered Pets

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Truckee and Tahoe love our pets; some ideas on how to spoil them

What Makes a Great Gathering Space?

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Home is a place for connection, rejuvenation, and inspiration. When thinking about making indoor and outdoor spaces for people to gather, what energy do you want to create? What is the ideal take away for them to feel as they exit a room? Randy Ronzone, owner of Truckee Home Consignment, brings us the latest in Tahoe/Truckee home and outdoor design ideas for welcoming group chill zones.

How Much Wood Can a Woodpecker Peck?

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Birds pecking at your door this spring? Getting rid of them isn’t easy, but a slingshot might help.

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