Atlas Flooring’s fall sale features savings of 25 to 75% off everything in the store including stock wood flooring, carpeting, stock ceramic tile, vinyl, bamboo and cork flooring and cabinets and countertops. The sale begins today, Monday, October 16 and continues through Saturday, October 21. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. You can’t miss the big red barn at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Broadway. 4920 N. 28th St., Boulder, 303-442-3221.
Home & Garden
We’ve all felt a change in the weather and seen televised images of snow on the high peaks. That means, of course, that the tasks of putting gardens to bed for the winter and raking leaves are upon us. We also all know that backyard composting is an effective way to provide quality compost for our own gardens and also reduce waste, but we don’t always know how to go about it effectively.
Boulder County’s upcoming workshops, which are FREE to county residents, discuss how to start and maintain a highly efficient compost system, what to “feed” your compost pile, appropriate bins, tips and troubleshooting, and more.
Colorado master composter Melanie Nehls Burow leads these workshops (all from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). They are scheduled for Thursday, September 28 in Boulder; Monday, October 2 in Erie; Monday October 16 in Longmont and Monday, October 23 in Louisville. Click here for locations and online registration (required). For more information, call 720-564-2220.
If your current fridge is expensive to operate and/or unsatisfactory in other ways, take advantage of Labor Day appliance sales. Then, schedule FREE pick-up and recycling of your old box plus a $50 rebate. This offer is only for Xcel Energy residential electric customers (valid account number required). To qualify, you also must own an operational 10- to 30-cubic-foot refrigerator/freezer that will be picked up from the residential address listed on the billing account. “‘Operational” is defined as being capable of cooling/freezing, and to prove that it is, you must plug it the night before the pickup date. The unit must demonstrate full operational capability when inspected at the time of pickup. Call 866-552-8755 or schedule online. Expect your $50 rebate within four weeks. As a bonus, Xcel will throw in two free efficient LED light bulbs as well. The Xcel offer ends on October 31.
Fruehauf’s started as a greenhouse and garden center in Boulder 40 years ago, but gradually morphed into a large retailer of patio and garden furniture, fountains, grills, gift items and accessories, plus seasonal Christmas trees and wreaths. The location is closing at year’s end and therefore is beginning its mega-moving sale. Currently, patio furniture is 3o% to 90% off and gift items and accessories are 30% off. These percentages could change as moving time nears. The new location opening in January 2018 is what the company calls “centrally located” in Westminster. Those in Boulder and Broomfield Counties do not necessarily agree. Wherever you live, if you’ve always wanted that TUCCI umbrella or other quality piece, now’s the time to look there. 1665 33rd St., Boulder, 303-449-9551.
After 40 years in Boulder, initially as a greenhouse and more recently as a huge patio furniture and grill store, Fruehauf’s is moving to Westminster. The new 40,000-square-foot facilities opens in January 2018, but the moving sale starts now. No end date announced yet, but as the saying goes, shop now for the best selection with 30% to 90% off. We’ll keep you posted as we know more about the specific schedule. 1655 33rd St., Boulder, 303-449-9551.
Flower power! If you’re looking to brighten your home or show someone you care, there’s no better way than with flowers. Veldkamp’s Flowers (9501 W. Colfax Ave.) in Lakewood blooms every day with a Happy Hour promo Monday through Friday from noon to closing and all day Saturday and Sunday. During these times, loose stems are buy-one-get-one FREE (of equal or lesser value.) Mix-and-match your favorite flowers for a very unique bouquet or suprise a loved one with a few stems. Did you know they’ve been family-owned and -operated since 1959?
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply leave a deposit when you pick up a tool. When you’re done with the job, return it for a full refund of your deposit. Even better, you can borrow the tool for up to 90 days — perfect for those of us who procrastinate. (Not me, of course.) You can pick-up tools in-store or order them online. Thanks to the generous program, there’s no better reason to start “tooling around” the house and fixing those nagging repairs yourself.
I love sending flowers to friends and family for special occasions or just as a surprise for no reason at all, but I don’t always love the expense — especially when you tack on delivery and handling charges. That’s why I’m a big fan of the The Bouqs Co. online flower shop.
Not only do bouquets start at a reasonable $40, but orders always include FREE standard shipping — just create an account. Plus, it’s an easy three-step checkout — no annoying upsells with every click. (No, I don’t want to add a teddy bear or box of chocolates for $15!) The company cuts the flowers from its farms and delivers them directly to your loved one, so they get the freshest bouquet possible. (This means delivery occurs just 2 to 4 days after their cut. Other places may take up to two weeks.)
First-time customers can use this link to receive a $15 credit with their first order. I have used the service several times and my recipients have always very happy with the flowers…our wallet was happy, too. Remember, the promo is only available to first-time customers.
If you’re building or remodeling, the place to shop is ReStore, Habitat for Humanity’s retail outlets for surplus and reusable home improvement materials, fixtures, furniture, appliances, cabinets, windows, doors, plumbing, lighting, tools, lumber, insulation and more at half the cost (often up to 80% off retail). Aurora now has it own convenient ReStore location. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReStore also accepts donations of used furniture, appliances, cabinets and more. To schedule a pick-up, go here or call 303-421-5300. You’ll find a list of all metro ReStore locations here. 1640 S. Abilene St., Aurora, 720-904-6739.