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Quick and Easy, Summer Decluttering and Organizing Projects

Summer is the ideal time to declutter and organize. Typically, the days are longer, slower paced, and the additional daylight can literally help you see things in a new way! If you’re considering a renovation, now is a great time. It’s easier to “live” and cook outdoors if you’re renovating a living or dining space. […]

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Summer Roadtrips?

Summer is upon us, so now is the time to have your car thoroughly serviced before you hit the road with your friends or family. A certified car repair shop will be able to give your car a thorough tune-up that should include all of the following items: First and foremost, change the oil and […]

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Tips for Healthy Eating on the Go this Summer

Eating when traveling can be a challenge, even for the healthiest among us. Here are some tips to keep your health and energy at optimum levels when you’re on the go for a family roadtrip or for work travel. Make your first stop a supermarket This is secret #1 – a good grocery store can […]

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Moving with School-Age Children

Kids in elementary school may be open to a move, but still need consideration throughout the transition. To avoid the disruption to the school year, summer is a good time to move. But, if the move during the school year cannot be avoided, this is also a good way to meet new kids right away. […]

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Moving with Small Children

Children often relish the daily routines, so a move to a new home and neighborhood is rarely a welcome interruption to their daily schedule and play time. If you have small children, here are some tips to keep them engaged and involved in the process: Give them something small to do While you don’t need […]

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Moving this Spring?

Spring can be the ideal time of year to move and make a fresh start in a new home. The weather is cool and crisp, which is perfect for moving, unpacking, and orienting yourself to your new home. A previous blog article talked about the importance of selecting a mover early and being cognizant of […]

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How to Choose the Right Mulch for Your Garden Beds

The right mulch can lead to prettier and healthier plants that are well-nourished and water-tolerant; a win-win for plants and their caretakers. Here are a few tips for choosing the right mulch for your garden beds this spring: Shredded Hardwood The most widely available, this mulch can last for one to three years depending on […]

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Early Spring Planting

Are you ready to plant? Soil is ready for planting when it is free of snow and ice crystals and is crumbly to the touch. If soil is too wet, it can make aeration more difficult. Vegetables: This time of year is ideal for planting peas, spinach, lettuce mixes, arugula, and leeks. After the threat […]

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Early Spring Garden Bed Maintenance

Getting your hands in the soil in the early spring isn’t just good for the plants and beds, it’s also a good spring tonic for those who have spent an entire winter indoors. The fresh air is good for your health, as is the exercise of bending, carrying, pruning, raking, planting, and weeding. First thing’s […]

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Spring Allergies: Keeping Allergens Under Control

When spring arrives, it’s hard not to be lured outdoors after hibernating all winter. But, if you’re an allergy sufferer, the crisp, clear, blue-sky days can be a nightmare for your nasal passages. Here are a few tips to keep allergens at bay during the spring. ~Stay indoors when the pollen count is moderately high […]

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