Home Maintenance Tips

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Fall has swept in once again, and soon homeowners will be faced with the challenge of managing the piles of leaves Middle Tennessee’s beautiful trees are dropping into their yards and across rooftops. Today, we’ve got our top tips for leaf removal primed and ready to share with our dedicated readers. We’ll also discuss the ongoing gardener’s debate over whether we should be removing leaves at all.

In the United States, over 25% of household refuse consists of yard waste, so clearly gathering up leaves and discarding them is the tactic preferred by most Americans. However, many master gardeners encourage homeowners to consider what else they can do with the bounty that descends on their yards every year. If you’re interested in finding an earth-friendly

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Resting in Green Hills, this new state-of-the-art designer home is a cut above perfection and will "wow" your friends and family! The property features a bright open floor plan, an oversized gleaming kitchen with five-star appliances, lustrous and stylish lighting, a sprawling yard with a full custom privacy fence, and a location just steps away from some of Nashville's top shopping, restaurants, parks, and bars.

Just minutes from downtown Nashville, Green Hills is one of the most affluent areas in Nashville. Home of the legendary Bluebird Cafe and posh Mall at Green Hills, it’s the perfect place to shop, dine, and enjoy life. Just keep your eyes open – you never know who you’ll bump into!

Located south of downtown along Hillsboro Pike, Green

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For the fall-lovers; great news. For the can’t-get-enough-of-summer-type; sorry about the title, summer isn’t over just yet!

Either way, we’re all wondering where the time has gone this summer! It is, once again, going to be dropping in temperatures before we know it. With the impending drop in temperatures, we want to remind you of the quick things you can do to help keep your home in tip-top shape as we approach fall: 

Check for those Future Drafts 

Little cracks and crannies can go all summer without being noticed - but leave it to that first cold day and you’ll be wishing you took care of them earlier!

To prevent losing the heat you’re working (and spending!) to try to identify any small openings to the outside. You can use your hand

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You sign what feels like hundreds of papers to agree to a thirty-year relationship with a house … it may feel like signing your life away, but that’s just how buying a home feels - it’s not reality! In reality, you can sell. You can rent. You can move. However, what doesn’t change - is that for the time you do own your home, it is your very own. That means the maintenance and upkeep are all on you. Thankfully, you are not alone, and many of the problems new homeowners face are common - which means well-known solutions! Here is a round-up of some of the most common problems and solutions:

HVAC Issues 

If you’re a new homeowner you may think that the HVAC system takes care of itself. After all, it’s expensive, and more or less out of sight.

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It’s easy to see why a semi-outside, storage-like area that’s big enough to fit cars in there, DOES in fact, collect things. There are lots of daunting tasks when it comes to homeownership, but cleaning and organizing a garage seems to oftentimes be at the top of that list - and it’s easy to see why. 

Thankfully, as with anything - things get a whole lot easier with a plan. Here are our favorite tips on organizing your garage:

Set Aside a Weekend

To avoid exhaustion by trying to fit everything in within a single day, and to be sure you have time to actually finish the project - set aside a full two days of a weekend to truly dive into organizing your garage - and the right way at that. 

Remove, Sort & Decide

Before you can begin

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Cleaning a house often feels like running towards a finish line that never quite shows up. The minute one part is cleaned, another needs attention. However, whether you’re the super-organized type who cleans on a schedule, or the “deep clean when the mood strikes” type - anything to save time cleaning is a win in our book. Here are our ten favorite house cleaning hacks:

1.) Microwaves 

Does anyone else feel like the splatters and grime in a microwave that constantly appear are one of a home’s greatest mysteries? The other part of that mystery is, why is it so hard to clean a microwave? Good news: there is something that makes this astonishingly easier. Simply put a bowl of equal parts water and vinegar with something wooden, like a wooden

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The return of spring means it’s time to get started on this year’s lawn maintenance! Fortunately, reviving your lawn after winter is less work than mowing in the summer heat or even raking up thick layers of leaves throughout fall, and it gives every homeowner the perfect reason to get up and get moving outdoors in the fresh spring air and gentle sunshine.

As you read through our guide to spring lawn care, keep in mind that completing this full list likely won’t be necessary for every Middle Tennessee yard. Take a walk around your yard and carefully assess the health and condition of your lawn before you get started, then pick and choose the recommendations that will bring your lawn back to life. 

Here are the steps Parks recommends for spring

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Let the month of International Women's Day, St. Patrick Day celebration, and the first day of the spring season, begin! Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is back, as are other local favorites like Taste of Williamson and the County Sumner Irish Festival. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

March 1st: Nashville Opera Noir Filmfest - Black & White Bash
Noah Liff Opera Center | Nashville

Some of Tennessee’s most innovative filmmakers have been invited to this film festival to create three-minute, black-and-white films inspired by John Hoomes’ new noir staging of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO. Guests will get to see the finalists’ entries, meet the creators, and celebrate the

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Spring’s verdant foliage and fresh, sweet air brings cleansing and refreshing our homes to the forefront of our minds. Often the shift in weather provides just the kind of energy boost we need to get started! Spring isn’t just about cleaning, however; it's also the ideal time of year to give your home a thorough inspection and make sure everything is in good repair. 

This home maintenance checklist targets parts of your home that experience the most wear and tear during the winter. Take care of these tasks now so that you can relax all summer long! 

1.) Check for gaps in your building’s moisture barrier.

Winter can be extreme, wearing down your home’s moisture defenses. Crawl spaces, windows, attics, and anywhere your home meets the ground

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Ready or not, here winter comes! While it’s easy to think about the holiday lists, and social schedule coming up - it’s easy to forget (err, ignore?), the demands of winter on our homes. While not as fun, it is certainly worth your future heating bills, and repairs-not-needed to take some time and go through what you need to do to prepare your home for the winter season! 

We’ve rounded up some of the most commonly recommended winterizing tips for you:

One Last A/C Look

Maybe counterintuitive, but before you say goodbye to the A/C, doing just a little bit of cleaning and prep for the winter will be worth your time. By cleaning the fan blades and condensing coils, and covering your unit with a weatherproof cover, you will extend the life of

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