Winter is right around the corner. While you’re busy looking forward to the fun stuff — like cold-weather camping, winter sports, snowball fights and snow angels — make sure you’re prepared for the not-so-fun stuff like icy roads, frosts, freezing rain and heavy snow. Here are 10 things you’ll need to be prepare for winter weather and whatever it throws your way.
1. Snowblower. We live in a busy world. Who really has time to be shoveling snow? A snowblower makes clearing your sidewalk and street faster and easier. Learn how to choose a snowblower that meets your needs.
Corrugated metal is a material uniquely reminiscent of early twentieth century rural Americana. Even today, if you venture into the countryside, you might catch a glimpse of a chicken coop, barn or outhouse with an old corrugated tin roof. Shortly after corrugated galvanized iron was invented by British architect/engineer Henry Palmer in the 1820s, it quickly became a common building material used in many parts of the developing world. Its utility and durability continues to stand the test of time.
The holidays are the time of year to commemorate seasonal traditions and celebrate with song, food and gifts. It’s also a hectic time; things pop up at the last minute, and there are always a few folks you either forget, or have no idea what they’d like. Don’t stress, at the Home Depot we have a ton of gift options for everyone on your Hanukkah list.
Home Depot Gift Cards and eGift Cards are not only perfect for all the doers on your list, but also make great gifts for last minute party invitations, office gift exchange and the person on your list who’s impossible to shop for. Gift Cards are available in amounts from $10 to $500, and can be purchased online or at any Home Depot store.
This year, consider trying our newest way to gift, the Home Depot eGift Card, voted the Best e-Card of 2011. Just log onto our main gift card page, choose an image from our design templates or upload one of your own, record a video or attach one of your own, then send your eGift Card directly to the lucky recipient’s inbox or Facebook page.
You can even send an eGift Card on the fly using our new and improved iPhone app, and schedule it arrive at the holiday gathering just before you do.
Most of us tend to spend more money than usual this year. Traveling, presents, holiday decorations – you name it! Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some home improvement projects that can be done with your limited budget in mind? Well, today’s your lucky day! Watch this video for small home improvement projects that cost only $50 or less to complete.
We should be very thankful if we have a member of our family who knows how to decorate and make our homes look great. To help you find an awesome gift that fits into their style of décor, we’ve accumulated a great selection for you to consider.
Before you begin shopping for Christmas gifts for your family’s decorator, here are a couple of gifts any style maven would love to have:
8-piece Decorative Painting Tool Kit- Help your family decorator achieve the look he or she wants with Martha Stewart’s 8-piece Decorative Tool Kit. The kit features a graining comb, wood rocker, flexible stripe comb, wavy graining brush and more. Entire kit delivers up to 12 decorative painting effects for painting walls or furniture.
If you’re still unsure about what to gift to someone, play it safe with a The Home Depot Gift Card. Gift cards are wonderful gifts and take the pressure of buying gifts off you.
Buy Online, Pick up in Store
Save time, and bypass the shipping schedule by shopping online and picking up your gifts at your local The Home Depot store. This will give you more control over making sure everyone has a gift under the tree. Pressed for time? Not to worry. Buy online and designate a family member or friend to pick up your order at the store.
You can always find plenty of gift ideas for anyone on your list by visiting The Home Depot’s online Gift Center.
Bicycles are great for individual exercise and bonding moments with the kids. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save on gas, you can use your bike to run errands and to commute to and from work.
Yep! Bikes are pretty great. But, if you live in a small space or have little room for bicycle storage, finding a place for your bike when it’s not in use can be a challenge.
For help with his bike storage problem, Home Depot Community member Cyclist turned to our Forums.
Community member Casper also joined the discussion, sharing that he stores his bikes in his garage ceiling about the car. Treading dangerously? Maybe, but ceiling storage uses space that can otherwise go wasted.
Image of David Baker’s loft via Dwell
Ceiling, wall, or garage – how do you store your bike?
Editor’s Note: Want more advice from our experts? Join the conversation. Visit The Forum for DIY tips and tricks from our Store Associates. From the Forum Friday is our weekly column highlighting expert advice.
The Dilley family of Clearfield, Utah will be making some much needed repairs on their home now that they are winners of The Home Depot’s Give the Gift of Good contest.
Tyrena Dilley in the spotlight after winning the Home Depot Give the Gift of Giving contest
A group of Home Depot associates was on hand this week at store #4413 in Salt Lake City, Utah to present Tyrena Dilley a $20,000 Home Depot gift card. Her husband, Sgt. Kevin Dilley, is currently stationed in Greenland, after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s next expected home in July.
The family of seven is looking forward to fixing up their 1950s-era home with roofing repair, adding insulation to the attic, and replacing an old, cranky heating and air conditioning system.