Becoming a homeowner is exciting and can also be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been one for years, there always seem to be projects or unexpected surprises to navigate. Check out these seven apps for meeting all your homeowner needs.
This is the app everyone should have! Whether you’re in your hometown or in a new city, this is the app to help you search for anything! Find restaurants, banks, gas stations, hotels, movie theatres. You name it, Around Me can help you find it. Once you find a location…
You may be looking to save money this holiday season and through the coming winter months. You may also be seeking ways to lessen the impact of our energy use on our planet. These energy-saving tips will help with it all.
It is important to get regular check-ups on your furnace to make sure it’s working properly. You don’t want to be in a situation where it’s 20° outside with no heat inside. It is recommended to have a heating…
1. Manage your time properly.
Start organizing and packing at least one month before the moving day. Start with things that you don’t use daily. Your ski suit, snow boots, winter clothes, most of the books, CD’s and computer games and other things you can do without for a few weeks.
I recently spent the month in Mexico, in a 900 sq. ft. apartment with my husband and two young boys. Our house in Madison is around 1700 sq. ft. with extra space in the basement and the 2 car garage for storage. Surprisingly enough, it is wonderful living in a smaller space. I was a bit […]
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to revisit ways you can save money and be more eco-friendly. Alvarado Real Estate Group and TAG Family Enterprises to work together to provide resources, products and information to help achieve this goal.
Shaklee’s Get Clean products are nontoxic, biodegradable and free of harmful fumes like nitrates, phosphates and chlorine bleach. products are super-concentrated, which means less weight to ship, less product needed to get the job done, and less packaging to throw away. When you use the Get Clean Starter Kit, you help keep 108 pounds…
Our next post in the Live Green, Vive Verde series is all about saving on your energy bills through landscaping! According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can “improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills” with the right landscaping, tailored to your home, your needs, and your geography! The Department of Energy also has an awesome infographic with quick tips on exactly how you can consume less energy with simple landscaping tips! Here are some of our favorites:
Help Save Water by…
1) Grouping plants with similar watering needs together
2) Using mulch to keep plant roots cool and prevent quick evaporation of water
3) Raising your lawn mower cutting height to reduce the amount of water needed to maintain your lawn
Help Save Energy by…
1) Planting trees and shrubs that add shade to your home
2) Planting ground cover, which will help to cool air before it hits your home
3) Using trellises with creeping or climbing vines to add visual interest and cooling shade to a deck or patio
If you'd like to improve your landscaping this year, and explore some of the options you have to make a more energy efficient green space around your home, check out our recommended local experts page for landscapers to call in the Madison area.