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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.

Safe Space

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Cold winter temperatures might have you seeking a little extra warmth. If you’re going to use a portable space heater, be sure to keep safety in mind.

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...

Therapeutic Growth

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While positive energy from humans has been said to improve plant health, this Space It Up author argues the growth is reciprocal.

Blackout!

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Are you prepared for prolonged power outages this summer? The Truckee Donner Public Utility District warns that customers could be in for outages lasting one to a few days this summer.

Easy Ways to Reuse and Recycle Your Old Paint

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A lot of homeowners end up over the years collecting old or unused paint and stain and are unclear of what to do with it, but most do know that we shouldn’t throw it away in our trash cans. So how can we dispose of paint responsibly?

Fall is for Crafting

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Now that summer has come to a close — the shadows longer, daylight shorter, and more time to be spent indoors — fall is a season for crafting, creating. Together with Atelier Truckee, here are a collection of fall-inspired crafts.

Breaking Bad

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

Silent But Deadly

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While the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning exists year-round, it is especially high during the winter months when people make more use of space heaters and portable generators.

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.

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.