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Helpful Hacks for Homeowners

by Shea Homes on October 5, 2016

 

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Weekends are for fun. Which is why we put off the chores we need to do so often. But with a little prep and some useable know-how, you can tackle that list and get back to the things you enjoy. Check out our round up of checklists and hacks to finally get your to-do list done.

Get Organized

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Are you ready to put everything in its place once and for all? Start with our organizational overhaul checklist. From the junk drawer to the garage, you’ll be able to keep progress moving forward so you can spend less time figuring out how to organize everything and more time getting it done. Next, set up your crew to help get the job done faster. Start by putting three large boxes or storage bins in each room on your list and label them “trash”, “donate” and “keep”. Then, assign each member of the family to a different room with the following rules to sort out the clutter:

  • Get rid of junk. Toss obvious trash or completely unusable items into the trash box.
  • Donate unused items. Place items that haven’t been used in at least two years into the donate box.
  • Donate what you’ve outgrown. Place too-small children’s items that can’t be handed down into the donate box.
  • Identify what stays. Put items that will stay in the house in the keep box.
Once the clutter has been sorted, go through the box of things to keep and store them with other like-items. This will make it easier to find everything when its needed.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an Ice Cream Party

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 8, 2016

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July is National Ice Cream month! What better reason to grab a cup or cone, invite the neighbors over and celebrate! Here are five fun ways to enjoy this cool sweet treat with family and friends.

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Summer Activities Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr

Congratulations parents, you did it! You successfully dropped off, packed lunches, helped with homework and guided your kiddos through another school year. Now the time has come to soak up summer days, encourage adventure, embrace the crazy and to laugh until your sides hurt – make memories.

To help fill all of this newfound free time and to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored”, we have compiled a list of simple, cost-effective activities to keep your kiddos active this summer.

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Trendy Designs to Create the Home of Your Dreams!

by Shea Homes Southern California on April 6, 2016

 

When you move into a new home, trying to make it look fabulous can be pretty overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I even start? How can I bring this room together?” It seems like a challenging task, but we’ve got good news! The simplest touches will go a long way when it comes to decorating your home.

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Plants are a great way to make an empty room look fuller, more complete, and alive! Whether you’re filling a bare spot in the corner with a beautiful potted plant, or placing succulents on your coffee table, greenery is a simple solution to get the heart of a room pumping.

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Green Your Home (Even if You Lack a Green Thumb) with a Terrarium

February 26, 2016




How to Create A Terrarium for Your Home Want to bring some green into your home, but lack the confidence to take on the responsibility of a houseplant? Good news! Terrariums with cacti or succulents are easy (and fool-proof!) ways to get the beauty of enjoyment of a houseplant, even if you are a known […]

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Essential Green Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Your Home Sparkle

February 19, 2016




It’s the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, grab your cleaning supplies and get your spring cleaning on. Here are some of our favorite ways to get things squeaky clean without exposing our families to harsh chemicals. First things first. Grab your shopping list: Distilled White Vinegar Baking Soda Olive Oil Borax […]

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6 DIY Ideas that You & Your Home will ❤

February 12, 2016




Purchasing a new home allows you to build in all of the custom features you love. From flooring to ceiling fans, you and a design studio consultant collaborate to make decor decisions that will have your jaw dropping the moment you walk inside your completed new home for the first time. But, after a few […]

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10 Tips for Hosting Your First Holiday Party

December 3, 2015




  The holidays are the best time of year, but they can also be the most stressful, especially if you’re hosting a family get-together for the first time! Never fear, it just takes a little practice… but some awesome tips from us doesn’t hurt either! Keep on reading below to find out how you can […]

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Bringing Fall to Southern California!

November 6, 2015




When you’re a resident of Southern California, the weather is pretty much perfect 24/7. Constant sunshine (except for a few spurts of rain here and there), warm temperatures in the winter time when we should be wearing hoodies and parkas, and zero use of the fireplace that’s just collecting dust. Of course it’s fabulous having […]

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5 Ways to Make Memories into Décor

September 17, 2015




Creating memories is what life is all about. Memories remind us of the important people and places we hold dear to our hearts, filling our lives with happiness and joy. We anxiously await the coming of the “next big thing” in our lives: our first job, marriage, the birth of a first child, or that […]

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