Get the inside of your home “winterized” with these weekend projects
Taking care of your home can sometimes feel like a full time job, right? Weekend projects can be put on the back burner despite our best intentions. Making sure that your home is ready for the colder months can feel overwhelming, but making it a priority before the holidays can really pay off in the long-run. Here’s our list of easy weekend projects to get the inside of your home ready for winter.
Tips to Winterize your Indoors this Season
- Save some money on heating costs this winter by sealing leaks around doors and windows with weather stripping and caulk.
- Have your furnace and heating system checked by a professional and change furnace filters. Consider signing up for an annual maintenance contract, which could save you money on maintenance visits.
- Check your fireplace or woodstove. Look inside the flue to make sure the damper is functioning properly and that it is free of debris or nests. Have built up creosote cleaned by a professional.
- Change batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Clean humidifiers – bacteria can develop if the water in the tank is dirty.
What’s first on your to-do list?
I am a big fan of decorating for the holidays a little bit early. And, if we are honest, that’s really my definition of “winterizing” my home! Tackling these weekend projects and crossing them off my list gives me ample time to do what I enjoy! Have you checked out our Outdoor Edition of the weekend projects? Have these winterization projects got you thinking about a new home? Here are some of our tips to get your home ready for sale in the spring (or now). Feeling extra ambitious?
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