5 Local Winter Adventures You Need to Experience This Season

5 winter adventures in St. LouisWinter doesn’t seem to have a lot of fans. Most of us tend to pass the time patiently (or maybe not so patiently) awaiting spring’s arrival. But what if we decided to make the most of the season instead of always noticing how cold, dreary, and gray it gets? What if, instead of bemoaning the frozen precipitation that adorns our lawns and sidewalks, we take with us the spirit of summer and seek adventure? It’s out there, and we know where you can find it – right in your backyard. Here are 5 of our favorites:

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11 Smart Tips for Moving in the Winter

winter moving tipsMoving to a new home can be both an exciting and a daunting endeavor, no matter the season. However, making the transition during the cold, darker days of winter can be more difficult for numerous reasons. By following a few crucial tips, though, you can find yourself snuggled up safely in your new home in no time! Here are our 11 most vital tips for moving in the winter:

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10 Smart Ways to Prepare for Guests During the Holidays

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As the holiday season creeps ever closer, everyone is seemingly abuzz with thoughts about Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and even New Year’s. If you’re planning on having any friends or family over this year, you’ll need to do a little preparing first. After all, if you’ve ever been a guest (or are used to hosting others), you know how important it is to feel welcomed! Here are 10 handy tips to help your visitors feel at home this holiday season:

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4 Home Adjustments for Daylight Saving Time’s End

Daylight Saving Time Fall Back

After months of waking up an hour earlier each morning, our clocks are turning back to their normal hours. That’s right – instead of “springing forward” it’s now time to “fall back.” While some say we’ve now gained an hour of sleep, it’s really just something new to get used to. How can you make it work? Here are 4 home adjustments for Daylight Saving Time’s end.

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7 Important Trick-or-Treating Tips All Homeowners Should Know

trick or treating etiquetteReady or not, Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood. This time of the year can be fun for everyone, especially when a few basic rules are followed. Most of what you already know about Halloween is still relevant, but a few new guidelines have emerged over the years. Here are the 7 essential trick-or-treating etiquette rules you should follow for a successful Halloween as a homeowner:

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5 Creative Ideas for Collecting Leaves

5 Creative Ideas for Collecting Leaves

Fall is officially here as the temperature begins to cool down and Halloween decorations start to turn up. A not-so-positive sign of the season changing for homeowners, however, is when all the leaves start to descend from their trees. Why is this? Every year, we choose to make raking feel like one big chore. Not anymore! The Massey Team is here for you with 5 creative ideas for collecting leaves.

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How to Maintain These 8 Household Appliances (and Make Them Last)

major appliance maintenance tipsOur many household appliances work hard every day to make our lives easier. These unsung heroes of the home help us clean our clothes, cook our food, preserve fresh ingredients, and keep us comfortable throughout the four seasons. We should strive to take the best care of them, especially if we want to keep them around for the long haul. Here are the 8 major appliances you need to pay attention to – and what you need to do to maintain them.

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What Does Your Kitchen Say About Your Personality?

country kitchenThey say the heart of the home is the kitchen, and we couldn’t agree more. It’s where family and friends gather to share a meal and connect with one another. We often spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so it isn’t surprising that this important space often reflects our personality and tastes. Have you thought about what your kitchen says about you? See if yours embodies your characteristics!

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8 Easy Ways You Can Be a Good Neighbor

how to be a good neighborWe often like to talk about what makes a perfect home – an ideal square-footage, the perfect amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, and, of course, location. This includes your future neighbors as well. A close-knit neighborhood is beneficial in many ways – in fact, studies have shown that they are often happier, safer places that tend to retain residents for longer.

Whether you’re the new kid on the block or wondering what you can do to improve the community you’ve lived in for years, there are many little things you can do to benefit those who live around you. Here are 8 simple ways you can become a good neighbor:

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