* Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow
* Spring begins early (thank god!)
* Here are three essential you’ll need to start prepping for warm weather
The verdict is in, folks! Punxsutawney Phil crawled out of hibernation and did not see his shadow. That means we’re in for an early start to spring.
Today marks the 132nd Groundhog Day, a holiday during which the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicts the seasonal forecast in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Tradition holds that if Phil sees his shadow, he will return to his burrow and six weeks of winter weather will follow. If he doesn’t see the shadow, spring weather will begin.
Since Phil has fully emerged from his hibernation, we’ve crafted a list of three useful tools to help you start off spring.
1. Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella
Stay dry from those spring showers with this compact, lightweight umbrella. Coated with Teflon, the umbrella is super water repellent and dries almost instantly, so you can stash it in your bag right away. Plus, reinforced fiberglass ribs make sure that your umbrella won’t flip inside out, even when strong winds hit. Repel provides a lifetime replacement guarantee with every umbrella, so you’ll be protected from storms for years to come.
2. Hamilton Beach Allergen-Reducing Air Purifier
Spring is a time of new life, warming weather, and, unfortunately, dreaded allergies. Fight off runny noses and itchy eyes by purifying the air around your home. This Hamilton Beach air purifier reduces airborne allergens in rooms up to 160 square feet in size and has three minimal-noise settings. The easy-clean filters just require a quick vacuuming and then you’re set to breathe freely without dust, animal dander, mold spores, smoke or pollen.
3. BLACK+DECKER Cordless Hand Vacuum
Now that winter is over, it’s time to get a head start on your spring cleaning. Ultra-portable and powerful hand vacuum boasts a long-lasting lithium ion battery that provides you strong suction without the hassle of cords. The wide mouth can pick up large debris while the included crevice tool cleans even hard-to-reach places like corners and drawers. Customers love using this tool to clean garages and cars in addition to indoor messes.