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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.

Breaking Bad

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

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.

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.

Time for a Clean Sweep

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

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.

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.

Summer Fire Pit Safety

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In this Q&A session, we explain some of the regulations and precautions to take if you plan to have a fire pit outside your home this summer.

Feng Shui Your Life

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Feng shui for the home is based around the “bagua” map, a collection of nine elements arranged in a square that represent parts of your life. When people re-arrange their homes to be more consistent with this flow it can also assist in helping them meet goals.

Be Fire Safe When Decking Your Halls for the Holidays

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Did you know the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of year for residential fires? Here’s how to stay safe this season.

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.

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