While you’re busy spring cleaning your home, why not spruce it up in other ways? With simple, inexpensive tricks, your home can look fresh and updated. It’s sure to help brighten your mood!Wherever you have cabinets, you have a great opportunity to really showcase your style. Replacing cabinet hardware is simple and fun. You can even switch the pieces frequently to try new things. If you purchase similar sizes to your old knobs or pulls, you won’t need to re-drill. Switch from modern to classic

We all have our favorite comfort foods like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. But they’re not exactly the healthiest of options. However, there are some simple swaps you can make using vegetables. You’ll up the vitamins and won’t even miss the extra calories!Cauliflower is a fantastic substitute that can lower fat content. Puree cooked cauliflower and replace half of the cream in your favorite dishes. You’ll still get the rich, thickness you’re looking for. But you’ll also get a boost of

Tea is a great addition to your diet, and spring is a perfect time to try out new flavors. There are so many varieties that you may wonder where to start. If you’re new to tea, head to a tea shop! You’ll be able to get expert advice based on your favorite flavors. You’ll also be able to taste multiple kinds of tea.
All teas are derived from the same leaves. However, they vary based on how long they’re processed. They also vary based on the oxidation process. Nowadays you can get tea with fruit or flowers added, something spicy with a little milk, or even medicinal tea.
White tea is low in caffeine and very light. It is often too weak for people who enjoy stronger tastes. But white tea is perfect when paired with fruit flavors. You just have to be careful to brew it at a lower temperature and for a shorter time.
Green tea is really close to the natural plant, which is great for health benefits. However, it can result in a strong, grassy taste that many people don’t enjoy. Pairing green tea with other flavors can help. Also, brewing for a short period at a lower temperature can help.
Most Americans are familiar with black tea since it’s used to make iced tea. It has about the same caffeine as coffee and pairs well with a little cream or milk. It is a more forgiving tea and can withstand very hot water and long brewing times.
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 www.autumncoveMHC.com and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or [email protected].

Our closets are one of the first places to get cluttered. Especially in cold climates, the amount of extra clothing needed can really overwhelm the space. Letting go of items you don’t use will help you stay organized and make sure you’re only keeping things you truly enjoy.Many of us collect clothes that we wear once or never even cut the tags off. These are the first things you should evaluate when cleaning out your closet. Why haven’t you worn these items? Do they even fit you? Do they

Transitioning from winter to spring is a great time to reevaluate and clean out your closet. Getting started can be overwhelming, so here are a few tips to help.Begin by pulling everything out of your closet, including accessories. Split your items into three piles based on how often you’ve worn them in the last twelve months: frequently, at least once, and not worn. The easiest pile to start with is the last one. If you haven’t worn the item, try it on and inspect it carefully. Does it fit? Is

Spring cleaning has many of us running around our homes trying to get every nook and cranny clean. But many of us neglect one important spot: our closets. In addition to cleaning the physical space, it’s helpful to evaluate the items within to prepare them for use in the warmer months.
Often, we let items that need to be dry-cleaned or repaired pile up. Round up those items and take them in. You’ll be glad to have them back on the shelf in a usable state. For clothes already on the shelf or hangers, inspect them. Do any need repair such as a torn hem or a missing button? Are there stains you haven’t been able to eliminate? Take these items to be repaired as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to inspect shoes and bags as well. A local shoe hospital can clean and polish your shoes, eliminating scuffs and discoloration. You can also obtain shoe kits to do the job yourself. Before you throw out your favorite bag or shoes, take them to a local shoe hospital. Many times, these items can be repaired, especially for things like loose soles or broken zippers. When you get them fixed, you’ll add additional options to your wardrobe.
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 www.autumncoveMHC.com and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or [email protected].