Frugal Winterizing: How to Winterize Exterior Faucets Using Recycled Plastic Bags
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Frugal Winterizing: How to Winterize Exterior Faucets Using Recycled Plastic Bags

Winter-ize Exterior Faucets

Ever wondered what to do with all those Wal-Mart bags in your pantry or under your kitchen sink?  Simple!  Use them to winterize, or insulate, your exterior water faucets! 

How?  First, insert at least three of these bags into each other, making a multi-layered bag. Next, take the multi-layered bag, which is now a wrapping, outside and wrap around an exterior water faucet, making sure to cover the exposed faucet completely.  Then, using a zip tie, or electric tape, secure the wrapping around the neck of the faucet closest to the exterior of the house.  The most important thing to remember is to "leave some cush" in the wrapping process to provide the insulation needed. 

This simple, almost no-cost, insulating technique will help prevent any damage to exterior faucets during winter months and removes the temptation to spend money on the styrofoam-type covers normally sold & used for this preventive measure. This is so simple, the process does not even meet the four hundred word minimum to be reviewed for publication. 

Typically, when instructions are clear and concise, they need not be that wordy.  Sometimes things are just not that hard to explain.  It's interesting that many things that save time, money, headaches, stress, and life actually do not take many words to explain, yet it seems the fluff is what people want!  I enjoy articles where the "rubber meets the road" very quickly.  This type of writing prevents much "reader hydroplaning" and so much slipping and sliding all over the road-articles. 

Of course, I probably don't know anything about writing, but people seem to understand what I write.  Interesting isn't it?  Well, save some grocery bags so you can quickly, and inexpensively, winter-ize your home this winter.  After all that uneccesary information, I've still not reached the four hundred word minimum!  I've exceeded the babbling stage now and have entered the completely uneccessary stage of writing.  This is now resembling a great many of the articles I've read to date, meaning, it's time to break out the carving knives and cut off all the fat so you can get to the meat!  Let me see if I've reached the required word limit yet.  No!  I lacked three more words, so this should do it!  Bye-bye!

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