The removal of all dust and debris is the first step to proper storage of power equipment, writes John Marra. The next step is to spray the equipment with a light oil and then sharpen any blades. He also suggests adding a product to the fuel tank to keep the gas fresh until it's next used. "By doing this maintenance in the fall and early winter, you can enjoy your spring chores and reduce repair costs," Marra writes.

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