After a long winter, most of our homes could use a good deep clean. But how do you manage that with the kiddos underfoot? Get them involved! Tackle one room at a time to make sure it gets your full attention, and let your kids handle jobs that will be easy and fun for them. You’ll get much needed help, and they’ll stay busy while you do the heavy lifting!Kid-friendly tasks like vacuuming, sweeping, and laundry are easy to assign. You can use a chore chart and stickers to teach kids

Spring means spring cleaning is in the air! But tackling your entire home can feel daunting. Here are a few ways to make the process easier this year.This time of year is the perfect time to tackle those tasks that are necessary but not on your weekly cleaning routine. Vacuum your mattresses and upholstered furniture. Deep clean your refrigerator and freezer. Go ahead and pull appliances out and clean behind them. You’ll also want to use this time to do safety checks of your appliances, water

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to air out your home and get it clean and fresh! While it may feel overwhelming to tackle your entire house at once, there are many ways to make it easier on you. Here are a few tips to help make spring cleaning more manageable.
Making a checklist is a great first step. Not only does it help you focus on one thing at a time, but also it is very satisfying to see your progress! Instead of listing tasks that have to be done throughout the house, section off your list by rooms. Underneath each room, list the specific tasks for that room. That gives you a true picture of what remains to be done as you go. Tackling one room at a time saves energy and keeps you from having to backtrack.
When you start in a room, scan it for items that do not belong there. Keep bins or boxes just outside the room to sort items that go in other parts of the house. Keep a trash bag inside the room to dispose of any debris or unwanted paper or other items. Once that’s complete, you’ll want to start at the ceiling and work your way to the floor. There’s no point vacuuming until you’ve cleared cobwebs out of the ceiling corners and dusted all the shelves. After you’ve cleaned a room, why not spray it with a non-toxic air freshener or water infused with your favorite essential oil? It will freshen the air and make the room feel even more inviting.
Don’t forget to go through the house to perform infrequent but necessary tasks. Turn mattresses in the bedrooms. Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Put new boxes of baking soda in your fridge and freezer. You’ll love knowing that your home is clean, fresh, and safe!
Autumn Cove wants to help you maintain your active lifestyle! If you have any service requests, you can submit them using the online Service Manager at and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or

The Museum of Idaho is a local treasure that shouldn’t be missed! You’ll love learning about the flora, fauna, and forces that made Idaho what it is today. Thousands of Idahoan artifacts are arranged for viewing at the Museum. Take a moment to appreciate the heritage of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe in a partial model of an authentic village. Move ahead to the 19th century and get a peek at a one-room schoolhouse and several historic businesses of the time period. You can even follow the journeys of the people who shaped Idaho, including Lewis and Clark. Curious about Idaho’s more recent history and contributions to science? Learn about how Idaho was the first state to make usable energy from nuclear power and remains on the cutting edge of atomic energy.
For something truly unique, make sure to stop by the temporary exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion: Where Art and Science Meet! The exhibit features 14 life-size, interactive dinosaur sculptures that you operate using physical and remote means. The exhibit showcases the intersection of science, art, and innovation. Experience it now through April 22nd.
For more information on the museum and to plan your visit, check out their website here.
Autumn Cove wants to help you maintain your active lifestyle! If you have any service requests, you can submit them using the online Service Manager at and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or

Many people have heard of Molly Brown, the infamous passenger on the Titanic, but there’s a lot more to her story than just a sinking ship! The musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown tells the rags-to-riches story of this spirited woman from her impoverished beginning to marrying a lucky prospector. Molly is irresistible and outrageous, and you’ll absolutely love her! With an uplifting, rousing score and lyrics, this show is a truly charming and unforgettable comedy. You’ll see why even a sinking

You won’t want to miss the Museum of Idaho’s latest exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion: Where Art and Science Meet! Bring the whole family out to learn about how science, art, and innovation work together. The exhibit consists of 14 life-size, interactive dinosaur sculptures made of steel. You’ll manipulate the sculptures using lever-and-pulley systems and remote controls. This special exhibit runs now through April 22nd, but it’s not the only thing worth checking out at the Museum!The Museum of Idaho

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