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If you're in a part of the country experiencing heavy amounts of snow this time of year, this tip may come in handy. Just as you catch rainwater during the warmer seasons, why not make use of all that snow now to water your plants? Save water and put all that shoveling to good use!

Just fill up a small bucket or watering can with snow, bring it inside, and then wait for it to melt! If you have a rain barrel, you could certainly put that to use as well, as long as you have some place warm for the barrel to sit while the snow melts.

Have you done this?

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