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  • Celebrate Winter Holidays Outdoors this Year

    Outdoor gatherings don’t need to come to an end with the arrival of winter because your deck or backyard can serve as an entertaining space all year long. By simply ensuring warmth for your guests, and providing great food, drinks, and décor, you can still have great parties, especially during the holiday season.

    The most important element of an outdoor holiday party this winter is heat. If you don’t provide an effective means to keep everyone comfortable, the event may end before it begins. Guests may leave or take solace inside your home instead. Some options to consider include portable patio heaters that come in standing versions, tabletop models, and hanging heaters. Make sure they are dispersed throughout the entire space so guests are not cramped in a small area. Additional warming elements include fire pits and providing blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, and mitten to guests as they arrive.

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  • Tips for Winterizing the Pool

    After you’ve enjoyed the pool for the last time this year, prepare to winterize it for the harsh months ahead. Get all your supplies together to stay on track once you get started. Supplies should include the cover, the water tubes, plugs for the skimmers and return jets, winterizing chemicals, and a powerful vacuum like this Dustless Technologies wet/dry vac. Then proceed with the following:

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  • Prevent A Flooded Basement This Winter

    Safeguard your home from a flooded basement this winter by completing a handful of checks that can be done over the course of a weekend. Heavy snow and rain are threatening to unprotected basements because when the temperature on the ground goes above freezing, the accumulated snow instantly melts. The flow of water can easily seep through cracks and porous surfaces around the house. Just as a drastic change from cold to hot can crack glass, the same thing can happen to your foundation over time, making it weaker and more susceptible to basement floods. Secure your home with the following tips to prevent a flooded basement and an expensive bill this winter.

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  • Don’t Let Winter Ruin Your Worksite Efforts

    The arrival of winter means that construction industry professionals will need to adapt quickly to whatever Mother Nature throws their way. This might be sub-freezing temperatures, sleet, hail, snow, blizzards, etc. Cold weather typically means higher costs, as well – to keep workers warm, to ensure equipment works smoothly, to increase levels of fuel and maintenance, and to reverse the negative effects of cold weather.

    Maintain proper temperatures, ventilation, and humidity to keep jobsites running smoothly throughout winter months. Depending on the scope of your project, thousands of gallons of water may be used in the construction of commercial buildings. Concrete mixtures, masonry, drywall compound, paint, floor coating, and varnishes all have a water base. When the finishes dry, the moisture is given up into the interior space of the building, which is why it’s crucial to keep the building ventilated and dry.

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  • Avoid Rookie Mistakes with These Pressure Washing Tips for Winter

    Pressure washers are a quick and powerful tool for cleaning tough stains and grime that build up on the exterior of homes, cars, decks, industrial equipment and more. If you pressure wash regularly for home or business purposes, scheduling sessions during the winter can be particularly frustrating. Temperatures may dip into the teens at night and barely get to freezing during the prime daytime hours. If you are a home handyman or the designated pressure washer for workplace equipment, keep the following tips in mind to avoid rookie mistakes during winter.

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  • DIY Home Maintenance for Winter

    Although you may still be enjoying warm temperatures and sunny skies, cold weather can sneak into the forecast before you know it. Home maintenance for winter is easier to handle sooner than later so you don’t get caught having to handle massive and costly repairs in extreme temperatures. Below is a list of some crucial DIY home maintenance tasks to complete in the upcoming weeks.

    Caulk around windows and doors. Gaps between siding and window/door frames should be treated with exterior caulk. Silicone caulk is best for exterior use because it won’t shrink and can withstand fall and winter precipitation. Sealing these gaps will prevent cold air and moisture from entering warm rooms.

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  • How to Set Up Your Holiday Laser Light Projector

    Installing a holiday laser light projector for your home is an easy way to show off your holiday spirit. No more tangled lights or hours on a ladder, you can decorate your entire house from a single source!

    A laser light projector is the modern way of covering your home in sparkling festive lights  without any  of the hassle. The size of your home isn't an issue either - simply move the projector closer or further away to get the coverage you need.

    Cover your home in sparkling festive lights with these five easy steps:

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  • 10 Easy Ways to Stay Warm During Your Winter Camping Trip

    The excitement of a winter camping trip can turn into fear when you’re out in the open air and realize you haven’t prepared for frigid temperatures. Staying warm outdoors in the winter is a constant challenge because your body gives off so many different sensations that it can be difficult to know exactly what you need to remain safe.

    You’ll be cold, but then you’ll engage in some sort of activity and start sweating, only to have your body and clothes get damp, which leads to feeling cold. If you’re planning a camping trip this winter, here are ten tips that will allow you to remain comfortable during your time outdoors:

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  • Turn Your Closet into a Home Office

    Looking for an area in your home or apartment for an office? As unlikely as it sounds, a closet can easily be converted into a work or project related space over the course of a weekend. If you’ll be using a working closet, start by clearing it out and repacking your clothes, accessories, and shoes in their new locations. Decide on a look or theme you would like for your office as this will help determine factors such as color, style, and design along the way. Here is a step-by-step method for turning your closet into a home office:

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  • Common DIY Handyman Mistakes

    All handymen make mistakes at some point – it goes with the territory of planning and executing projects around the house. Even as you get more familiar with the tricks of the trade, a mistake every now and then cannot be avoided. Problems with a project can cost you more time and money than you anticipated, which can be discouraging for beginner handymen. Here are some common errors you should be aware of in order to avoid them.

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