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New Year, New Home?

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

New Year, New Home?

New year, new me, right? How about new year, new home? With many of us still working from home, if you have not made some upgrades yet, you may want to check out some of these ideas for 2022.

  1. Add shelving and storage around the house.
    1. Maximizing your homes storage, allows for you to reach your storage goals. Including vertical shelving and other storage baskets in your home can help maximize floor space in your home. Opening more space in your home allows for you and your family to enjoy your family even more than you already do!
  2. Update your light fixtures and increase the energy efficiency.
    1. Many people still have the same lighting that came in their house when they bought it. Times have changed and simple lighting fixtures may give you an entire new look at your home. Along with upgrading to more energy efficient lights can even save you money, and give your home a brighter, fresher look!
  3. Purge your home of unnecessary items.
    1. Ridding your home of unused furniture, old clothes, and things that just are not used anymore, can help open your home and decrease the clutter.
  4. Grout and clean your tile.
    1. It is safe to say most homes have tile in at least one room, from kitchens to bathrooms and maybe even a mud room, laundry room? Over time the grout in your tiles can become dirty and bring down the overall appearance of your home. By bringing in professionals they can take care of that unwanted dirty grout and give your home that new year pop!

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Groundhog's Day

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Friday January 31st, 2020

Groundhog's Day

    Well, it's that time of year again. No, not Superbowl Sunday (well, of course there is that too on the same day), but we have arrived at the eve of Groundhog’s Day. Some never pay attention to this little well-known event in American History, and others look to it as some kind of omen as to when Spring will, or will not, arrive (Hint: Spring comes every year, at the same time on the calendar regardless of Mother Nature’s mood that year).

     So, what is the story on this event, and why/how did it come about? According to, Groundhog’s Day began somewhere around 1887. According to the story, if the Groundhog comes out of his hole from hibernation and sees his shadow, he scampers back into his hole signifying six more weeks of Winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means Spring is coming earlier (The History Channel, 2020).

    The tradition continues even to the present day, with Punxsutawney Phil as the groundhog Is known, is pulled from his slumber in Gobblers Knob, Pennsylvania each morning on February 2nd so as to determine when Spring will arrive. The event has become so popular, that it inspired the movie Groundhog Day, featuring Bill Murray as a news anchor who inevitably ends up repeating the holiday over and over, sparking some funny reactions from Murray throughout each day as he comes to terms with the fact that he is stuck reliving the day.

    So, this Sunday, before the Super Bowl festivities begin, flip on the news early in the morning to see Punxsutawney Phil pulled from his home, and news of when Spring will be broadcast to the nation. Include your children in on this tradition, and make it something to look forward to year after year.


The History Channel. (2020, January 31). First Groundhog Day. Retrieved from The History Channel: