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The 5 Best Cantilever Umbrellas [Ranked]

In this post, we examine five of the best-selling cantilever umbrellas. If you are sick of getting scorched in the summer and need some shade, read on! (Scroll down below the fold for individual video reviews.) What is a Cantilever Umbrella?Unlike umbrellas that stand on top of, or sit in the middle of a picnic table, the […]

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  • Updated September 20, 2019
  • Outdoor

The 5 Best Rain Barrels [Ranked]

In this post we examine five of the best-selling rain barrel kits. First we’ll examine what they are and how they’re used before diving into a detailed comparison. Collecting rain water has been going on since before running water in a home was an option. Today, though, not everyone needs to collect rainwater to drink and […]

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  • Updated September 30, 2019
  • Outdoor

The 5 [Best] Roof Rakes Ranked

Roof Rake

A roof rake has a similar design to a garden hoe. It consists of a blade attached to the end of a long pole with the purpose of allowing its user to easily remove snow and other debris from a roof from the ground without having to climb up onto the roof (Source). This can help prevent […]

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The 5 Best Window Well Covers [Ranked]

A window well cover is a piece of some type of material that is designed to fit over the window well of a basement window (Source). The purpose of basement window well covers is to prevent falls into the basement window well as well as to prevent buildup of water, snow, or other debris in the […]

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  • Updated September 20, 2019
  • Outdoor

The 5 Best Dethatchers [Ranked]

Dethatcher

A dethatcher is a tool for outdoor use that is used to break up and remove a built-up layer of thatch from your lawn (Source). Thatch is the compressed dead plant matter that builds up at the base of your lawn overtime. It can be made up of roots, stems, and runners (Source). It can be beneficial […]

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  • Updated September 21, 2019
  • Outdoor

The 5 Best Snake Repellents [Ranked]

Snake Repellent

Snake repellents come in pellet or spray styles. Pellets are only for outdoor use while sprays can be used in the home and outdoors (Source). It seems, based on buyer experience, that pellets are much more effective outdoors than sprays (Source). There are actually solar-powered snake repellents, as well, which work by emitting soil-penetrating sonic pulses that […]

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  • Updated September 29, 2019
  • Outdoor

The 5 Best Beach Carts [Ranked]

Best Beach Carts

Beach carts are rolling caddies that are designed to haul beach gear through soft sands (Source).  These folding beach carts generally feature rugged rear wheels, which means that the best transport method is to tip the cart onto those rear wheels and pull it across beach sands (Source). Buyers say that you can really load up […]

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The 5 Best Folding Wagons [Ranked] | Collapsible Options

Folding wagons are great for hauling groceries, working in your garden, with many of them designed specifically to transport children (the Radio Flier 3-in-1 and Kid’s Ultimate) (Source). They generally feature one-hand collapsing, durable tires, telescoping handles, and polyester fabric reinforced with metal frames (Source).How They CompareThe Ollieroo Utility Wagon is the most rugged option- it […]

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The [5 Best] Expandable Hoses Ranked

Expandable Hose

Expandable garden hoses are space-saving watering tools that will expand in length 2 or 3x and are oftentimes 5x as light as a traditional rubber watering hose (Source). Benefits include a smaller footprint, easier to store, and lighter to transport (Source).How They WorkThe way they work, you simply turn on the water and the pressure will […]

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The 5 Best Pocket Chainsaws [Ranked]

Pocket Chainsaws

Pocket chain saws provide a compact and portable means of taking down branches, logs, and even standing trees (Source). While designed for campers, survivalists, many homeowners enjoy using these handheld, manual chainsaws to clear out rugged brush and vines on their property (Source). Some buyers recommend purchasing 2 of them, that way if one breaks in a […]

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  • Updated September 22, 2019
  • Outdoor