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Clean Your New Space

baking soda to cleanWithout Taking Out a Second Mortgage to Clean It Cleaning your new home should be easy, right? After all, the previous owners took care to remove their gunk and grime…or, not. What they left behind could become front and center the moment you walk through the door. Cleaning your new home is a big undertaking, but one that is necessary. What it isn’t is expensive, but only if you prepare ahead. Here are some tips to get you started without bringing in a hazmat team. Take care with the air Microscopic particles fill the air in your new home or read more...

5 Essential Tips for Discussing Money with Your Partner

Money can be a challenging topic for couples to discuss. Discussing money can feel uncomfortable. People often have conflicting ideas when it comes to managing money. In fact, money is a big factor in most divorces. Take some time to approach this crucial topic with your partner. Here are some tips to help you navigate choppy waters: Find a time to discuss money when you are both calm and relaxed. Don’t use a financial disagreement as a starting point for this conversation. Why not set aside time in your calendars to have the talk? Ensure you approach the conversation with read more...

Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Warning Signs of skin cancerDo you know your ABCDEs of skin cancer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Many overlook the risks of prolonged sun exposure. "In Denver, the mile high city, we have 25 percent more U.V. in the ambient light than compared to the same light level at sea level," said dermatologist Dr. Neil Box. "At 10,000 feet you’re at 50 percent more U.V. than at sea level. Ultraviolet light or U.V. is one of the main causes of skin cancer." They may not catch warning signs before the cancer has advanced. Do a self-exam once a month throughout the read more...

Design Small Space Functionally

Decorating small spaces9 Ways to Use your Small Space Well Most homes have small spaces somewhere that no one is quite sure what to do with. Here are some of the best tips to use that space so that it’s functional and beautiful: De-clutter. Keep the small space tidy and free from clutter. Paint it white. It will look lighter and give the illusion of a bigger space. Choose furniture that has many purposes. Think a daybed that doubles as a guest bed. Or a shelving unit with a pull-down desk. Buy pieces with storage, like an ottoman with built-in storage Place read more...

🌻Spring has sprung

Here are 28 days of Spring Cleaning ideas to get us into the spirit of rebirth!  Don't forget that you can help the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo meet their sustainability goals for orangutans, but using these products:

Make The Most of Estate Sales

4 Expert Insights On Estate Sale Shopping Estate sales are like utopia for treasure hunters. Estate sales aren’t like yard sales, though, so here are a few things to know before you head out. Looking for a good sale? Try www.estatesale.com   Know Who’s Running the Show. Some estate sales are organized and run by family. More often, it’s a team of professionals who are handling everything. This information is useful because you can do your homework in advance. Find out what payment methods they accept. You'll want to know if they’ve got strict rules about when to pick up read more...

DIY Produce Wash

Clean your fruits and veggies with this easy make-at-home solution. Mix together: 2 cups water 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar juice of 1 lemon Store in the fridge (because of the lemon juice) until you need it.

Smart Sheet Storage

Here's an easy way to fold sheets and keep them together Don’t you hate having to dig for the matching pillowcases for your sheets? Or the fitted sheet that goes with the flat sheet on top of the pile? Make changing the bed linens easier by storing sheets together.   Fold all pieces of a sheet set. Place the fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcases into a neat pile, leaving one pillow case out. Slide that neat pile into the remaining pillowcase. No more hunting for missing pieces when you’re making the bed! Looking for more help with organizing your read more...

Organizing Your Home (The Laundry Room)

Organize your laundry room4 Ways to Organize Your Laundry Room Catch up on our previous organizational tips! Don’t overlook your laundry room when tackling home re-organization projects. Sure, it’s not a room where you want to spend hours, but it’s a place you’ll spend time regularly. Organize your space for efficiency and you’ll be done in no time. Unobtrusive Drying Racks. If you’ve got a high ceiling, hang an old ladder or crib bed spring low enough to reach. This will create an easy way to hang clothes to dry without taking up valuable floor space. Behind-the-Door Storage. Take advantage of every nook read more...

Decorating Tips for a Stress-Free Home

3 Decorating Tips to Reduce Stress It’s a fact that our homes can affect our mood. Lack of natural lighting, dark decor, and cluttered spaces can bring down our moods and elevate our anxiety and stress. Focus on doing only things that will bring you peace and reduce your stress in 2019. Avoid the cliché of making this a “resolution”, though. Resolutions are for chumps. Commitments are for people who get things done. Start by committing to changing three things about your home decor to cut stress. Stress makes us sick and limits our productivity. We must cut as much read more...