Happy Memorial Day!

May 25, 2015 12:51 pm

Wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day as we remember the many heroes who have served our country.

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How to Keep Your Apartment’s Entryway Neat and Clutter-Free

May 21, 2015 1:31 pm

Instead of dropping your bag, shoes, jacket, and keys on the floor in front of your door, use these tips for creating a neat and clutter-free entryway.

  • Add hooks. Invest in some sturdy, attractive hooks and install them just to one side of your door. Larger ones can accommodate jackets and coats, while smaller ones are perfect for hanging a scarf or purse.
  • Add seating. Many people like to add seating where guests can sit to take off their shoes. Consider a compact bench with storage underneath to maximize your space.
  • Place a basket near the door. To avoid clutter around the doorway, add a small basket or decorative tray where you can toss your keys, mail, and other small items.
  • Consider the lighting. Do you often come home to a dark apartment at night? If so, you might also want to add a standing lamp to light the way when you enter the door.
  • Finish with a doormat. A doormat is essential for wiping muddy feet and keeping guests from tracking dirt through your home. Choose one in a bright color or with a witty greeting.

Maintain an Efficient, Orderly Entryway [Better Homes & Gardens]
Makeshift Mudroom: Tips to Keep Your Entryway Clear [Storage Pros]
11 Super-Organized Entryways to Clear the Way for Guests [Porch]

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Collins Park: Outdoor Fun for Everyone

May 14, 2015 1:32 pm

Collins Park is a 55-acre green space in northwest Houston that is especially popular with locals. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate a variety of facilities. Lighted softball and baseball fields offer plenty of space to play and are often used by local leagues, while a roofed basketball court makes it possible to shoot some hoops even if the weather's not ideal. A sand volleyball court is great for impromptu games, and a grassy, well-maintained soccer field provides the space to practice kicking some goals. Collins Park also hosts a skate park, with plenty of ramps and rails for young skateboarders to hone their skills.

Additionally, the park offers biking and hiking trails, a canoe launch, and access to Cypress Creek where you can fish for white bass, crappie, and catfish. Kids will enjoy the playground equipment, which is divided into two separate areas for younger and older kids, and everyone will appreciate the shaded picnic pavilions and barbecue areas.

Collins Park
6727 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 353-4196
www.hcp4.net/Parks/collins/index.htm
www.yelp.com/biz/collins-park-spring

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