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Products for Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance

November 4, 2015

Fall home maintenance lists can be extensive, and among the many chores facing homeowners, gutter cleaning and maintenance ranks among one of the top to-do items. Retailers can make the process easier by highlighting the following items:...

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Cleaning and Refreshing Outdoor Furniture Before Storage

November 4, 2015

Preparing outdoor equipment for the winter isn’t just limited to lawn care tools. Outdoor furniture also deserves some pampering prior to being put away for the season. Retailers should encourage customers to follow these steps: Cleaning:...

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Vertical Storage for Small Spaces

November 4, 2015

Walls are generally the most underutilized feature of the home; however, with today’s downsizing trend, as well as more people moving into apartments and condos rather than opting for larger-footprint homes, the use of walls as additional...

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Encouraging a Fire Evacuation Plan

October 27, 2015

According to the National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org), there were close to 370,000 residential fires resulting in close to 3,000 deaths in 2013.  Being prepared for the possibility of a home fire increases chances for survival...

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High End Plastic Ware for Tailgating

October 27, 2015

Tailgating doesn’t have to mean basic paper plates and red Solo cups. Plastic tableware has taken on a high-end look, bringing glamour to the tailgate or easy-cleanup refinement to the holiday table. Among the various products available...

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Going Batty

October 27, 2015

While the thought of bats flying around gives some people the creeps, bats are actually very beneficial. They control populations of unwanted insects, such as mosquitos, and some even help to pollinate plants. Unfortunately, the loss of...

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Promoting Easy-to-use Power Painters to DIYers

October 27, 2015

Paint is one of the easiest ways to drastically transform the look of a room; however, rollers and paint trays may be more than some customers want to mess with. Balancing a paint cup and brush while standing on a ladder, or making multiple...

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Add-Ons for Mason Jars

October 27, 2015

The humble Mason jar has experienced a resurgence in popularity, thanks in part to a renewed interest in home canning. Now, crafters and DIYers have adapted the jars to serve a wide variety of purposes. In response, the marketplace is offering a...

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Hydroponics & Aquaponics for the Urban or Hobby Farm

October 20, 2015

Over the past several years, interest in personal food production has been increasing. Even in the urban setting, some individuals are devising ways to grow at least some of their food themselves, either in community garden spaces, or on...

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Bluetooth Technology for Power Tools

October 20, 2015

The use of Bluetooth technology on the jobsite has been somewhat limited to speakers for some time. Today, the technology goes beyond the radio, finding its way into the new generation of power tools, helping to increase productivity and limit...

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