Home and Living

Aug. 30, 2018

Why You Should Clean Your New Home Before You Move In

It’s exciting moving into a new home. Chances are you want to get in there and unpack to start settling in as soon as possible. But before you get ahead of yourself, give your new a home a deep clean. Doing so will not only make it feel brand new ...

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June 28, 2017

Home Maintenance Checklist

Monthly

  • Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters.  Many experts will say to change the filters monthly, but that’s not always necessary.  For smaller families without pets or allergies, you’ll likely be okay changing the filters every 2-3 months.  If the filter is dirty, change it out, otherwise inspect ...
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Dec. 26, 2016

Gourmet Kitchen Appliances: Are They Worth the Cash?

It’s kitchen gadget season, where websites and retailers are packed with re-imagined high-tech appliances that promise to make your holiday family get-togethers better than ever.  But are these tricked-out appliances really worth it? We talked to experts and homeowners to find out.

Warming Drawer - $1,500 and up

What it is: Warming drawers ...

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Oct. 24, 2016

Garden Tips for Your Own Private Idaho

It appears that on Groundhog Day this year, our National weather profit extraordinaire, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow.  Legend has it that this indicates an early Spring is on its way!  In order to prepare for some early springlike weather, here are some February garden tips for your own private Idaho ...
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Oct. 21, 2016

Turn Your Bedroom In To a Sleep Retreat

Turn Your Bedroom In To a Sleep Retreat

September 2016

Getting enough sleep is important for good health, physical and mental.  Does your bedroom have the essentials to promote a sound night's rest?  Here are six tips that might help upgrade this vital space in your home to a ...

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Oct. 21, 2016

Compassionate Assistance for Seniors and Their Families

Compassionate Assistance for Seniors and Their Families

August 2016

Sometimes helping someone move is about more than packing and carrying boxes – it’s about helping them start a new chapter. That’s what Albert and Jill Dickson are doing with their business, Caring Transitions of Treasure Valley.  

Caring Transitions is ...

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Oct. 21, 2016

Reduce…Reuse…Recycle

 

Reduce…Reuse…Recycle

July 2016

 

Our big blue bin has allowed our family to become quite proficient in recycling.  In fact, sometimes, we find ourselves being so proficient that our recycling bin is bursting at the seams before our bi-weekly pickup.  In the past we didn’t know what ...

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Oct. 21, 2016

Five Home Buying Mistakes That Can Impact Your Retirement

Five Home Buying Mistakes That Can Impact Your Retirement

April 2016

 

#1)         Buying a House Outside Your Price Range
A home is the biggest expense for most people, so if you purchase something over your budget, you will become “house poor.”  In order to make your ...

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