Snow shoveling is something most Coloradoans are very familiar with, especially in Pagosa Springs! While it seems fairly straightforward, shoveling 3 feet of snow off of your deck can be difficult if you don’t know how to do it! Below are some guidelines that will make your Winter Chores a breeze!
Before It Snows:
Inspect your deck for lifted nails or screws. These can catch on your shovel or shoes while you are shoveling. Not fun!
Move anything below the edges of your deck. Snow will pile up over time; you don’t want your snow blower buried in snow under the deck!
Put your snow shovels where you can easily access them after it snows.
After It Snows:
For Light Snow, the best way to clear your deck is actually to sweep it with a broom! A regular corn broom works great for this, and wont snag on the wood. This method is great because it won’t scratch your decks finish like a snow shovel could. If you want to kick it up a notch, a good leaf blower can also take care of light snow on your deck!
Shovel Parallel To the decking. Shoveling snow into the edges of your deck boards will tear the decking up. It will also make it much harder to clear snow, as you will get caught on the edges more often than not.
If your deck has an ice problem, do not chop the ice with a shovel! The best way to cure an icy deck is with ice melt. There are many types to choose from, some are even pet safe! So shop around and find an ice melt that best suits your application. This is good to have on hand anyways! Sprinkling ice melt on your deck after shoveling will ensure no ice forms on the newly cleared surface.
Make Hot Chocolate and admire your work! It is really that easy to properly clear your deck!
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We would like to THANK all that were involved in making Our Giving Tree’s a success. Terry’s Ace Hardware & Liberty Theatre for displaying the giving tree’s. Amazing Grace Church, Justice Ministries, Mardel Head Start Center, Pine Ridge and Vets for Vets, were there to assist us with connecting with local families. Special partners, our local Walmart- Virginia Gillespie, Toys for Tots – Barbara Swindlehurst and all those that took tags, wrapped and returned the gifts back to us, so that were able to get them to the families. Thank you- Thank you just doesn’t seem to convey how very thankful we are for all that you did! There were 22 families and 50 recipients of gifts this year. NextHome RMR is #HumansOverHouses ~ Thank you Archuleta County !
Pagosa Springs we have another wonderful Family that have relocated and purchased a home here. NextHome RMR is very excited to welcome Erin & Pam to Pagosa Springs. Relocation can be difficult but when you have the support needed the process can be smooth. We here at NextHome RMR are all about the people. # HumanOverHouses !!!!
This is truly a beautiful moment. Pagosa Springs residents never stop amazing us with their generosity & true caring for one another – even those they don’t know. NextHome RMR has two giving trees: Ace Hardware has 2 tags left & Liberty Theatre has 4 tags left. We have come so far and as you can see the Christmas gifts are coming in. We still need your assistance in making the Holidays for some families a remember-able one. We will start to notify the families so that the gifts can be delivered or picked up.
Remember to come & join us December 15th at Liberty Theatre for the showing of The Grinch Movie. NextHome RMR is the proud sponsor for FREE ADMISSION. Bring the family and watch a great Christmas Movie. We hope to see you there!
With the Holiday season upon us it is time to reflect and to be Thankful. With great excitement we would like to announce the tenant Winner of first place……. Drum roll please….. JORDAN WEBSTER !!!!!! Congratulations and A BIG THANK YOU for paying your rent on time !! Jordan has been a tenant with NextHome RMR for about two years. Jordan was eligible for first prize with a handful of other tenants by paying their rent on or before the First of the month. Stay tuned we have 2nd prize ~ $50 gift card & 3rd prize~ a gift bag. Just a little something to show our tenants that we appreciate them.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!
We participated in The Giving Tree this year, and were able to collect over 100 presents for local families in need! We are so grateful for our agents, employees, and community members who helped make this possible. The heart-felt reactions and gratitude we have received has been overwhelming! Pictured below are just a portion of the gifts that were donated to help these families. Thank you to all who contributed!