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December 2016

Found 3 blog entries for December 2016.

                                       

  • First things first, get motivated. The first supply you need when putting holiday decorations away is a healthy dose of motivation. Plan a day when you can pack away decorations, and do not schedule anything else for that day.  
  • Invest in large plastic tubs for seasonal storage. But not too large, you don’t want them to be hard to lift. Label the exterior of the tubs with the contents.
  • Divide your home up into quadrants. You likely use the same decorations in the same places each year. To make decorating easier next year, dismantle holiday displays and pack them up according to specific areas of the home.
  • To keep ribbons – especially the wired kind – fresh and uncreased, save the spools so you can
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Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Before the onset of cold

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BOTANICAL GARDEN | NORFOLK

More than a mile of lit displays and botanical creations make for a delightful walk through a merry wonderland. The centerpiece, however, is the conservatory. Beautifully lit and housing indoor displays, it’s not to be missed. Seek out the fire pits and make yourself a s’more along with hot chocolate to set the festive mood. More locations available visit the site for more information!

BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN | WILLIAMSBURG

You won’t find anything that compares to Busch Gardens when it’s transformed into Christmas Town. The jolly elf and Santa are one of the best and the themed areas are great fun. Millions of lights paired with the top-notch shows Busch Gardens is known for equals a night your family won’t

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