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3 Home Organization Philosophies

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We all have some level of attachment to our things. However, many of us feel as though we’re drowning in stuff. Fortunately, there’s been a growing movement toward minimalism, and there are numerous methods that can help. Below are three decluttering philosophies to help you clear out and clean up your home and life. Feng Shui — The driving principle behind …

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Taking the Dread Out of Thanksgiving Cleaning

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Thanksgiving is a perfect holiday to showcase your home. Every room in the house is part of the entertainment, from the warmth of the kitchen to the elegance of the dining room. There’s nothing quite like hosting your first Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, there’s nothing quite like cleaning up the mess which accompanies a Thanksgiving meal. From crusty roasting pans to a …

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The Top 6 Spots Where Mold Makes its Home

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For a healthy home, monitoring and eliminating mold is crucial. Mold is sneaky, though, and it can creep up on you when you least expect it. Spores are known to stay dormant until they have the moisture and nutrients they need to bloom. While some forms of mold are obvious, others hide and thrive until musty smells become prominent or …

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Tips for Flying Above the Online Fray

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In our age of nearly instantaneous communication, we find ourselves paradoxically with exponentially more opportunities to make fools of ourselves. With every Tweet, Facebook update, Instagram comment, bulk email, accidental “reply to: all,” blog post (and blog comment), we have countless opportunities to stick our feet squarely in our mouths. What’s even more daunting is how the lack of face-to-face …

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The byproduct of our technologically-accelerated life

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Discernment, (according to Wikipedia) is defined as “the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing).” Furthermore “considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others.” A byproduct of our technologically-accelerated times is the …

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The great undone

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Recently I came across this wisdom from Lin Yutang,Chinese writer and translator. He writes: “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” This quote reminds me this time of year is a good time to check-in with my goals and habits …

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North Metro Denver Real Estate News 7.24.2017

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A Colorado city makes top 10 for 1st-time homebuyers; here’s how 13 local cities rank Several Colorado’s suburbs and other cities around the state may be a good choice for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The site ranked 300 cities nationwide on their suitability for first time homebuyers, including 13 cities in Colorado. Nationally, Thornton ranked …

The “silent killer” resentment

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Selling a buying a home comes with a lot of emotional ups and downs. One that makes a frequent but unwelcome appearance is resentment. Sometimes called the “silent killer,” resentment is largely the result of unaired grievances or poor communication. What may be in actuality a very small (and often misperceived offense) can be the seed from which a series …

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North Metro Denver green space and community safety

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Some interesting information is out on the topic of green space in North Metro Denver neighborhoods and the impact they have on all communities in relation to safety. The report, “How Cities Use Parks to Create Safer Neighborhoods,” offers the following: “For those concerned that green spaces may foster crime and illegal activity, evidence now exists that the opposite may …