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Snow Blower Maintenance Tips

A well-maintained piece of equipment will perform better, last longer and need less servicing than one that’s simply cleaned up a little and stored until the next use.

Here are a few tips to keep your snow blower in good shape from season to season. The first step to good product maintenance is to read the owner’s manual from beginning to end. This will help familiarize you with your particular model and aid with troubleshooting later. The best time to perform the routine maintenance procedures is at the end of the winter season, before you place it in storage for spring and summer. You can check it over again when cooler weather rolls around the following year. This will help ensure that it’s properly stored and ready to roll when the first snow hits. Parts and major repairs are also sometimes less expensive when it’s not peak season.


The most common maintenance routines you should familiarize yourself with are: 
     * Changing the oil and spark plugs
     * Maintaining the fuel system
     * Inspecting and replacing belts
     * Making sure certain bolts are tightened
     * Inspecting and replacing shear pins and starter cords, as needed
     * Checking and cleaning the scraper bars and skid shoes

The owner’s manual provides specifications for these jobs, or you can find tutorials online that are specific to your make and model.

You can find snow thrower parts at your local yard and garden supply store, or you can shop online at one for the many websites that offer new and used equipment and replacement parts. This includes online storefronts that supply parts for a range of models, as well as the manufacturer’s website for a specific product line.

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Maximizing their Bedroom Space

During the past few weeks, we have been trying to think of ways of how we can maximize the space that the kids have in their bedroom. We have started de-cluttering and getting rid of all the stuff that they may no longer need or use. The room has actually started looking more spacious but we know that we can still do a lot more to it. We are going through all their clothes and those that no longer fit them will be placed in a box. The cabinet that they are currently using is too small for all their clothes so we may have to look for another one. We may even have to look into the rev-a-shelf closet organizers that we saw online. I just hope we can find one that is suitable for them and of course, one that will fit our budget. We are also thinking of putting multi-functional furniture so that we don’t have to place different pieces of furniture that will only take up more space. Anyway, I hope we’ll get to finish organizing their room before the holidays so that they can have the space that they want without actually spending for a major room renovation.  

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Home Cleaning Solutions

Maintaining a clean home is an important component to the overall health of our family. Having the right cleaning tools and solutions allow us to clean every corner of our home and at the same time, get rid of all the bacteria, virus and allergens that can harm us and even our pets.

In choosing the cleaning solutions that we use at home, we should make sure that they do not contain any harmful chemicals. We don’t want to unknowingly introduce harmful chemicals to our home environment. Make it a habit to read the labels of the cleaning products that we intend to buy. If we are not familiar with the ingredients that are in most cleaning solutions, we can always research about them first. Aside from commercially available cleaning solutions, there are homemade cleaning products such as hydrogen peroxide cleaning solutions. What is important is that we take all the necessary steps to make sure that the cleaning products that we buy are not only effective but are safe to use as well.

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