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Four Tips to (Finally) Get your Garage Organized

There’s perhaps no organizing task more daunting than the garage-at least that’s always been the case with mine! The garage becomes the dumping ground for the stuff that has no other place in the house, or we don’t use...

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How to Make Your Family Vacation a Great One

Summer is here, which means it’s time to think about family vacations! (If you haven’t been thinking about them all year, that is.) The family part of family vacations, however, can make things a little complicated....

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Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

Prime boating season is upon us, especially in Ocean Shores! You might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip for seven consecutive years now,...

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Three Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Diana and I originally participated in the first Earth Day in 1970 (which was connected to the passage of the Clean Air Act that year), by planting tree seedlings as part of an Aberdeen School district event. Since...

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle the monumental spring cleaning chore, read on for some helpful...

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Home Security Technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were...

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Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

The recent cold weather in Ocean Shores, around western Washington and across the country reminded all of us that drafty windows and doors, dirty air filters, inadequate insulation and leaky faucets are common in most...

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Storm damage from Fallen Trees

It's the time of year when the temperatures are definitely falling, the trees have lost their leaves and we still remember the Holidays. But, as we were reminded again over the weekend, it's also time for strong...

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Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

You’re not just imagining it-a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation,...

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Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Owning a home is usually a great experience but if your home is like mine, it can also be an occasional hassle . Unexpected issues usually pop up and whether its a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost...

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