The weather is changing, the days are getting shorter, and even with football back on TV it’s getting to that time where even the most devoted local athletes have to start hanging up their sports gear.
Unless you’re part of a league (or the sort that plays a sport indoors such as hockey), you’re going to have to find somewhere to start keeping all your off-season sporting goods until the weather calms down and you need it again. Need a little advice or inspiration on where you’re putting it all? We thought you’d never ask:
It's been awfully rainy in a lot of parts of the country these days, and while it's good news for our gardens and yards, it's bad news for a lot of basements.
Consider, if you will, the humble front porch.
If left unattended, the front porch can often become a dumping ground for unused lawn chairs, or if your front porch is fully enclosed it often becomes a second entryway, a place where backpacks go to hide away and grow dusty until the next school year starts.
It’s summertime, and that means you probably don’t need quite as many blankets as you were using beforehand.
We know, we know - your kids and partner always want to crank the AC way lower than you want it to be, maybe you live in a part of the country where the nights get real cold, and you’ll need some blankets around, but not nearly as many as you do during the winter months, right?
The smoke has cleared, the grill has cooled off, scorch marks and tattered papers litter the driveway and the road out front - it must mean another July 4th has come and gone.
Hopefully your Fourth of July celebrations were safe and fun for the entire family, but now that the fun has died down you’re probably left with...a bit of a mess.
No doubt you’ve handled messes before, but messes from a good 4th of July party tend to require a little extra care and consideration when you’re sweeping away the rubble. If you’re waking up bleary-eyed and smelling of sulfur from another fun Independence Day with loved ones, here’s a few things to consider when it’s time to tidy up: