Get a Great Night’s Sleep with the Help of 3 Northwoods Retailers

January 3, 2022

Winter’s cold temperatures and decreased light make many of us want to hibernate all season long, but are you getting the quantity and quality of sleep you need? As you may already know, sleep is vital to our health and happiness. High-quality sleep helps our brains function, form memories, and learn new tasks. Sleep helps our bodies…

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7 Tips to Protect Your Home From Break-Ins Over the Holidays

December 20, 2021

If you are traveling for the holidays, the last thing that you want is someone breaking in your home while you’re away. Here are several suggestions to prevent home break-ins from happening this holiday season. 1. Make sure that all of your doors and windows are locked and properly secured. This seems obvious, but in…

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Take Action to Prevent Damage from Frozen Water Pipes

December 13, 2021

The extreme weather can be tough on all of us—even and especially our homes. One of the damaging impacts of cold temperatures is the chance that a water pipe will freeze and burst. In order to lessen the chance of your pipes freezing this winter, take the following preventative steps. Before Winter Begins Turn off…

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Don’t Let Lapsed Furnace Maintenance Leave You Out in the Cold

December 6, 2021

Next week, temperatures in northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula Michigan are forecasted to drop below zero. Brr! To ensure your furnace works optimally when you need it most, follow these essential furnace maintenance tips. Be proactive. Don’t wait for a noticeable lack of heat before performing maintenance tasks yourself or calling your furnace technician. Perform a…

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Tips to Minimize Your Risk of Holiday Home Fires

November 29, 2021

As you decorate your home for the holidays, keep in mind that the festive displays you create and the additional heat sources you use this time of year increase the risk of home fires. Follow these tips, adapted from the National Fire Protection Association and other sources, to decrease the risk of a fire starting…

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Eight Updates to Add Value to Your Home This Winter

November 22, 2021

Whether you are thinking about putting your house on the market in the spring, you recently moved into your home and want to get a jump start on winter-friendly improvements, or you simply want a more enjoyable place to hibernate this winter, here are some relatively simple and inexpensive upgrades that are perfect to tackle…

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Decorate Your Home for the Holidays, Northwoods Style

November 15, 2021

With a bright white blanket of snow and dense clusters of emerald evergreens, the Northwoods region is all dressed up and ready for the holiday season! Have you begun to decorate your home for the holidays? Here are five places in our region that offer unique holiday decor and home accessories to make your home…

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Come Home to Mercer, Wisconsin

November 8, 2021

If you are thinking of relocating your primary residence or purchasing a vacation home in northern Wisconsin, it’s likely that you’re looking for somewhere near the region’s incredible natural resources and recreational opportunities, with convenient access to creature comforts (shopping, dining, internet access) and health and safety resources (medical care and emergency services). Mercer, located…

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13 Tasks to Tackle at Home This Sunday for a Safer, Warmer Winter

November 1, 2019

At 2 a.m. this Sunday (November 3, 2019), Daylight Savings Time ends. We know it is tempting to use that glorious extra hour to sleep in, but we suggest using that extra time to tackle (and/or make arrangements for) these 13 tasks that will help ensure your home is warmer, safer, and less costly this…

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Make the Most of Wintertime Home Buying and Selling

October 25, 2019

Finding snow in next week’s forecast, are you beginning to contemplate pulling the plug on your home buying or selling efforts until spring? While it’s true that summer is the most popular time to buy and sell homes, wintertime home sales offer unique advantages to both buyers and sellers. Less competition on both sides allows…

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