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Winter may be long and brutal, but it won’t last forever. Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be able to spend some quality time on your boat in the water. You’ve probably been dreaming of this since you put your boat away. To make the most out of your time and ensure that you are ready as soon as the weather warms up, it’s a good idea to get your boat ready in the spring. Below are the steps you’ll need to take to accomplish that goal. 1. Inspect and Wash Your Boat The first thing…

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Gardens of any variety provide beauty and nourishment to a home, if you grow fruits and vegetables. They are hard work and require tedious care to thrive. Some individuals do not have time to take care of a garden, or they may not have a big enough yard to support a garden. You can think about using an alternative like planter boxes. A planter box is an excellent method to use if you do not have the space or the time for a traditional garden. You can change out the plants in the box and can easily control what grows…

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Daylight Savings Time steals an hour of your day, yet gives you more daylight in just a few weeks. It’s important you make the most of this time. We have some of the best ways to get ready to Spring Forward. 1. Change Smoke Detector Batteries Most people don’t think about their smoke detectors until they start that annoying chirping sound in the middle of the night. Instead of waiting for them all to go out at once to interrupt your sleep, take this time to swap out the batteries. Most detectors take a simple 9-volt battery. Take this time…

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When you’re eager to get back to the garden and begin planting, waiting for spring can feel endless. Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken during the colder months to prepare for spring. Not only will these tips keep gardeners busy while they wait for perfect planting weather but they will make gardening easier and more efficient while also providing a healthy foundation for plants. Clean and Repair Tools Cold weather is the perfect time to work on indoor tasks, and ensuring that gardening tools are in top shape is essential. Tools can be cleaned with soap or…

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It happens to us all; we have that fancy dinner, work event, or party that we have to attend. But when you check the weather, the temperature is lower than you’d like. Here are several tips that you can use when you need to dress warm when wearing formal clothing. Long Overcoat/Jacket The first tip is invest in a heavy-weight long jacket. This means that it is going to need to be made of a fabric that is heavy, like wool. The material inside of the coat will need to be lined so that it can protect you from the…

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The start of a new year generates peak positive energy among people, so why should the workplace be any different? January is a month of new beginnings, celebrations and cultivating an overall positive mindset for the future. For this reason, January 28th is National Fun at Work Day. The Importance of Having Fun at Work According to the American Institute of Stress, AIS, 83 percent of US workers suffer from work-related stress. Furthermore, only 43 percent of these US employees think their employers care about their work-life balance. Enjoying a day dedicated to employees having fun at work helps combat…

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Are you thinking of selling your home during the cold months? There are several tips that you can use for selling a home in the winter. Temperature The first tip is to make sure that you keep the temperature inside of your home up. Even though you might be trying to save money on your utility bills when you are moving, it is important to remember that you want the people to be comfortable when you are trying to sell your home to them. This is the best way that the people are going to be able to see themselves…

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Some parts of the country get downright blustery in the winter months. When its single-digit temperatures outside, keeping warm is a means of survival. There are ways that you can stay toasty, reduce your utility bills, and survive the most brutal months of the year. Here are some tips to follow. Layer Up – Pile On Those Clothes The more clothes you have on, the more you can retain body heat. Some materials do better in the winter months than others. Articles of clothing that have wicking feel good next to the skin. You want to keep your body warm…

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Winter brings with it holidays, cold temperatures, and, of course, snow! Building snowmen is always fun for kids and families, but when the sun goes down and the temperature drops even lower, snow can oftentimes turns into a nightmare. Snow increases the risk of slip and fall injuries. It hides sidewalks, holes in lawns, and otherwise causes injury risks for people of all ages. Melting snow turns into slick and slippery ice. That leaves only one thing to do: shovel all that snow away. Keep the do’s and don’ts on the list below in mind before getting out the snow…

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In many places around the country, winter is a brutal affair. Freezing cold temperatures, slick surfaces and unpredictable storms make winter living challenging—and oftentimes dangerous. When it’s possible to see a winter storm coming, stocking up on supplies becomes an issue. People swarm the stores and grab whatever they can find. Winter comes every year, and even though this year may not be the same as last year (it could possibly be a lot worse), that doesn’t mean preparing for the cold weather has to be a chaotic event. Knowing what winter essentials are necessary will ensure that you have…

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