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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.

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As days grow shorter and colder, mice will start to look for winter accommodations. Now is the time to make your abode uninviting to these unwanted — and unhealthy — guests.

Fix It Yourself!

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Keep Truckee Green sponsors free Fixit Clinics at the Truckee Roundhouse makerspace once each in the spring and fall. Bring your broken items and volunteer “fixers” help repair your stuff.

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.

The ‘Other’ Recyclables

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Everyone knows you can recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, and cardboard. But did you know that you can also recycle bottle caps, foil snack wrappers, markers, coffee bags, crayons, razors and more?

Ground to Crown

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Clearing ladder fuels is a crucial part of defensible space clean-up. Doing such helps to prevent flames from vertically climbing a tree and potentially spreading fire from treetop to treetop.

Moonshiners’ Tips for Working from Home

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Working from home has become our new normal. Find out how we Moonshiners get the job done from our home offices.

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.

Time for a Clean Sweep

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

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.

Falling into Winter

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Work these home care tips into your to-do list as you relish the warm summer days, and you’ll experience a seamless, unhurried transition into fall.