The Shelving Store Blog
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?
It’s an old cliché, and it’s one you’ve probably said to yourself a million times, but it’s still true – there are just never enough hours in the day.
Blame your busy lifestyle, blame your family responsibilities, maybe blame the fact that managing time is really hard and nobody is very good at it (us included - we’re not judging!), but there’s never enough time to get the things done you want to get done, and you’re always left needing to prioritize how you spend your time.
Home furniture can be kind of a confusing place sometimes, can’t it?
At first it all seems so simple - there’s chairs, there’s tables, there’s dressers, and there’s probably not a lot of difference between them all, right? At least not at first, until you start digging a little deeper. That’s when you start running into all those terms your mom or grandma used to throw around in regards to the word cabinet- or dresser-looking things you’d see around the house; one of them is a credenza, one is a sideboard, and suddenly you have no idea what you’re looking at.
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:
Over the summer, we all have the one family member - be it you, your partner, your bored retiree father-in-law, or whoever - that really gets in the mood for some yardwork and landscaping.
This is all well and good! A nicely-maintained lawn can be just the thing your home needs to take it from ‘nice enough’ to a beautiful place you’re proud to live in. It can, however, get awful expensive and laborious if you’re not careful. We’ve got some plans and ideas here to beautify your home & garden without spending the kind of money the people on HGTV always seem to be able to throw around: