You're sitting cool and calm in the air conditioning, perhaps enjoying a nice cold glass of lemonade or sweet tea on ice. You decide to head outside and soak in some sunshine, but as soon as you open the door, a wall of heat knocks you off your feet. It's hot outside, and your home is working overtime, so we suggest taking care of a few things that will give your house a little respite. Bonus: there are only a couple of things to do outdoors, so you can accomplish these Summer Home Maintenance tasks without too much of a sweat!
Our gorgeous Shenandoah Valley is springing back to life after the doldrums of winter, and that means it is time to get our homes -- and yards -- back in order. Spring cleaning can be an overwhelming project that honestly seems so daunting that a lot of people just don't do it at all. Take it one task at a time! Follow our simple guide to finishing your spring home maintenance tasks.
The temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are changing, and the smell of wood smoke is wafting through the crisp air. Fall is nearly upon us here in the Shenandoah Valley, which means it's time to perform some fall home maintenance tasks around our homes. It is important to tackle these projects in order to care for your home and give it a long life. Plus, checking off these tasks now will make your spring home maintenance list a whole lot easier (not that we have firsthand experience...).
Harrisonburg boasts a fairly mild climate overall, but did you know that our Friendly City experiences 118 days of precipitation per year? This would account for both snow and rain, with averages of 21" and 36", respectively. That leaves parents and childcare providers with a conundrum for nearly 4 months out of the year. Splash around outside in the mud and get soaked and filthy, or stay indoors while trying to wrangle entertain the littles all day? Relax! With this Guide to Rainy Day Fun with Kids, you'll have just that... FUN on rainy (and snowy) days. Gone are the hours of whining and boredom. Harrisonburg offers plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages -- with plenty of puddles to splash in, too.
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are home to a wealth of families with young children. Did you know that approximately 23% of our local population is made up of kids age 18 and younger? No wonder there are so many fabulous family-friendly activities, organizations, and events geared toward this crowd! Our posts listing things to do with kids in Harrisonburg have been wildly popular, so we decided the next guide in our series most definitely had to focus on all things kid- and kid-at-heart-friendly in the 'Burg.
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are home to a wealth of outdoor adventures -- bicycling, hiking, annual events that get your heart pumping, boating, golfing, camping, and much more. Our local area has received many accolades for boasting a convenient location to several thrilling attractions and get-aways in the Shenandoah Valley. Here's a guide to get you started on your own outdoor adventures... go on, get outside!