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Get Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

holiday-entertainingCompany’s Coming, Get Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Company’s Coming! Put Out Your Holiday Best with help from Martens True Value.

Holiday entertaining is a big job and prepping is the hardest, most stressful part.

Reedsburg True Value hardware store can simplify your holidays with what you need to welcome guests and make them feel at home.

From quality cookware to smart table settings, even airbeds if your company is staying awhile. We’ve thought of everything so you can focus on playing holiday host.

Available In-Store and ONLINE, at True “VALUE” Prices…


Folding Tables and Chairs

This banquet table is the perfect size for company.

30 x 72-In. when open, folds in half for easy portability (with carry handle). Lightweight, too.

Rugged steel tube frame with powder coated finish; polypropylene surface.

29-In. high, folds To 4-3/4-In. wide for easy storage.



Coleman, queen, quickbed plus airbed, includes 4d pump for quick inflation, antimicrobial sleep surface resists odor, mildew, mold, & fungus.

Comfort strong coil system provides better support all night long, leak free airtight system, doublelock valve for easy inflation/deflation, carry bag included for easy storage & transporting.


10 Tips for the Best Thanksgiving Dinner

Monday, November 6th, 2017

best-thanksgiving-dinner-tips10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Dinner Delicious and Easy

I love to cook. And I love to have a day off of work. But, despite the fact that preparing Thanksgiving dinner recipes is relatively easy, I’m ashamed to admit that sometimes, I dread the work involved. I just want to hang out with my family and friends, have time at some point during the meal to take a stroll on the beach boardwalk, and not have to work hard getting even a simple meal on the table. So, over the years, I’ve developed a handful of strategies that have made my Thanksgiving dinner preparation a bit easier. Hopefully, these will make your Thanksgiving dinner recipe preparation a little easier too!

1. DON’T STUFF YOUR TURKEY. While stuffing the turkey really makes the stuffing moist, there are ways to recreate the same result without stuffing it in the turkey. Who needs to worry about scooping out all of the stuffing? It just delays the meal.

So, when you trim the fat from the turkey neck and other areas, keep the fat and lay it over your stuffing and cook your stuffing in a separate casserole dish. You’ll get the benefit of the fat flavor and it will also keep the stuffing moist while it bakes.

turkey-gravy2. MAKE GRAVY AHEAD OF TIME USING THE TURKEY’S NECK AND EARLY DRIPPINGS FROM THE BIRD. There is no need to wait for the bird to finish cooking before you make your gravy. I learned how to make gravy from the Executive Chef at one of the restaurants I worked for and he made exceptional gravy. Brown chunks of carrots, onions and celery with the turkey neck in a large pot. Add stock (chicken stock is fine) bay leaves, peppercorns, sage and other spices you like. Make a roux in a separate pan using basted dripping from the bird or you can even make it ahead of time as early as you like (even the day before) by browning butter with flour (in our home, I use potato, rice and corn starch because my son must eat gluten -free). Add the roux to the broth, continue to reduce and strain completely right before serving.

3. USE OR CREATE A SECOND OVEN. If you don’t have a toaster oven, buy one now. You can find one for as little as $30 and it can work as a second oven for baking pies, side dishes etc… Along those lines, it’s fine to microwave vegetables (asparagus take about 8 minutes microwaved in water), and to make as many dishes as you can on your stovetop.


Keep Your Home Cozy and Warm

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

electric-fireplaceKeep Your Home Cozy and Warm Through the Cold Winter Season

You want your home as warm and cozy as possible and Martens True Value in Reedsburg has your heating needs covered.

From space heaters offering warmth and portability to electric fireplaces for more stylish heating solutions, you’ll find all your cold weather remedies in stock right now.

We also offer humidifiers and air purifiers to keep you surrounded by comfort.


Heating and Cooling Products at Reedsburg True Value

Your home is more than just a place to relax and spend time with family – it’s the story of your life. Create the living spaces you’ve envisioned with the wide variety of heating and cooling products available at Martens Reedsburg True Value.

programmable-humidifierFrom staying cozy with infrared heaters or an electric fireplace to improving air quality with a new furnace filter, our products are there to help make your home as comfortable as possible. The selection of heating and cooling products at does more than just make you home more inviting, it also makes your home’s interior a more peaceful place to live.

Heating and cooling products, at Reedsburg True Value Hardware Store, give you flexible, stylish options for your next project. As a new homeowner or long-time resident, you can use a knowledgeable partner that offers advice and guidance on finding the right products. Our True Value experts can lend their guidance by pairing you with products for enhancing the quality and features of your home.


New Light Bulb Regulations Explained

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Understanding the Changes to Light Bulbs

Upgrade to more energy efficient light bulbs and save money!

Federal energy regulations have phased out certain types of light bulbs and replaced them with newer, more energy efficient alternatives.

But I can help you take advantage of this legislation, and easily upgrade your home’s lighting with eco- and wallet-friendly options.

This phase out plan began in January of 2012 and is scheduled through the end of 2014. Manufacturers and stores are allowed to sell out their back stock, but no new bulbs may be produced.

led-light-bulbsWhen buying bulbs in the past, our focus was on watts, the measure of energy used by the bulb. Our focus now is on lowering the wattage of the bulbs and reducing their energy usage while maintaining the brightness.

A bulb’s light is measured in lumens. The higher the lumen count, the brighter the light.

So, when it’s time to start upgrading from your energy-wasting bulbs, how do you find the right alternatives?

Our GE and Westpoint bulbs bring the best mix of light products. Halogen bulbs have very good light output, they live long and they are great at conserving energy. They’re also fully dimmable and deliver crisp, white light.


Back To School | Tips to Organize Your Dorm

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

back-to-school-footlocker-with-wheelsOrganize Your Dorm Room

by True Value Hardwarians, Carol and Denny Brasswell

It can get cramped in a college dorm room. So it helps to think ahead and plan how you’ll store and organize all the stuff you’re taking to college. And don’t forget about your roommate (or two) with loads of their own belongings to consider.

The right set-up can mean the difference between scholarly success and collegiate chaos, so a little creativity and some organizational know-how can help make your dorm room a functional, fun space.

Visit your local True Value hardware store for the expert advice and products you need to organize your home away from home. (more…)

Bathroom Remodel | Affordable Updating Tips

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Watch this helpful video from True Value Hardware for some easy and affordable ways to update your bathroom and give it a whole new look!

How to update your bathroom affordably

Tips by True Value Hardware for updating your bathroom

For the supplies you need for this bathroom remodeling project visit Martens True Value in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

Simple steps to give your bathroom a facelift. Need more expert advice? Visit True Value’s DIY home improvement project website