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Treat Yo’ Home

Like most relationships, it’s easy to take your home for granted, which is precisely why it deserves some good, ol’ fashioned TLC this fall.  We thought it’d be fun to take some of the best love advice and apply it to your home upkeep. After all, houses have feelings too, right?  1.  Make time to talk… about yard work.  Fall brings so much to discuss: snuggly sweater weather, delicious pumpkin lattes and uber pretty foliage. Foliage is beautiful while it lasts, but once the leaves start falling (it’s called fall for a reason), they need to be removed. Ugh. Clearing leaves can be pretty time consuming, but it’s a super important part of maintaining a healthy yard (consider outsourcing if you literally can’t even). A buildup of leaves can block all the things your grass needs to grow: sunlight, airflow, water and nutrients. Kind of like a facial for your yard. 2. Share gratitude and appreciation… for organization.  Staying organized gives much to appreciate, including a decluttered home, increased productivity and reduced stress. The incomparable …

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Keeping Cool While Staying Green

Summer has always been synonymous with fun – and what’s not to love? Beaches? Fun. Popsicles? Mega fun. Scorching heat and high electric bills? Um… not so much.  If you’re in need of some respite from the heat, check out these tips to help you keep cool, while also lowering your carbon footprint.  Blackout Curtains The genius who invented blackout curtains probably deserves a Nobel prize. Or, at the very least, a high five. Not only do blackout curtains improve your sleep by reducing sunlight, they also do what regular curtains can’t: keep heat out during the summer and trap heat in during the winter. Better yet, they can even reduce your electric footprint significantly – some reports say up to 25% – which makes this tip a no-brainer. If you don’t feel like installing curtains (because let’s face it, who does?), a Tasker can do the job for you, while you sip a deliciously refreshing summer beverage.  Insulation When the Little Prince wisely said, “what is essential is invisible to the eye,” I’m pretty …

12 Spring Cleaning Tasks For Your Outdoor Space

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to brush the literal cobwebs off your outdoor spaces. If you need help, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the top 12 spring cleaning tasks to get your outdoor space ready for max chillaxing.  For ongoing tasks like yard or garden maintenance, have your Tasker leave the task open so you can chat with them whenever you’re ready for them to come back–or set the task to repeat when you book.  Don’t see the task you need done on the list? Search now for what you need done!

Tips To Make Your Yard More “Green”

Most homeowners are surprised to learn that the products and practices they use to maintain their yards can negatively impact the health of the soil, surrounding plants, animals, and people nearby. The same way using non-toxic cleaning products in your home can make a difference, there are steps you can take outside your home to “go green”. Here are a few tips to make your yard more sustainable.  Use Water Responsibly We’re lucky: we turn on a hose or sprinklers, and water comes out. But becoming conscious of how much water it takes to maintain your yard is a major step toward more sustainable gardening. Here are some ways to reduce your water usage: Reduce frequency of watering: Whenever you do decide to water your grass or garden, make sure the water goes deep into the soil. Shallow watering leads to shallow root growth. This makes your lawn susceptible to drought and insect problems.  Xeriscape: This is the process of gardening or landscaping that uses minimal water. You can xeriscape by using rocks where possible …

How to make a room do double duty: tips for making a room multifunctional 

For a lot of us, the best kind of home decor is the kind that is both functional and fabulous. From a home office that doubles as a playroom to a living room that doubles as a bedroom, there is no reason a room can’t meet two of your needs, instead of just one. Whether you have a spare room or a small apartment, these tips will help you create a room that works for you and is capable of doing double duty. 1. Combine ideas that work best together in your space When thinking through which types of ideas you want to merge together consider the space you are working with and whether or not the ideas are compatible. A bedroom/kitchen? Probably not the best idea, unless you want your sheets smelling like your dinner. Some classic examples of ideas that work together include: bedroom/living room dining room/home office guest bedroom/playroom bedroom/gym The goal is to combine ideas that function well together in terms of aesthetics, space, and functionality. 2. Prioritize the main function …