11.07.2017

Cozy Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

As the popular television show Game of Thrones says, brace yourselves; winter is coming. But when you own a home, there are more things to get organized and prepped more than just getting yourself some chunky knit sweaters and a woolly hat. So here are some things you can be doing around the home to make sure that you can be comfortable, snug, and safe during the coming months that will get colder and colder.


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Check Your Windows


When it becomes colder, you want to keep the heat in your home more than ever. Your windows are one of the ways that can make or break the temperature in the home. They can easily let heat out, as well as let draughts in. So think about your windows and feel around for any breeze that you can feel. If so, it is time to look to get them repaired or sealed properly. The same can go for your doors; can you feel a breeze coming from it when you walk past? If so, now is the time to get it fixed before the temperature drops even more.


Sort Your Outside Space


When the temperature drops, you aren’t likely to be using your outside space very much. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take care of it and make sure that all is well over the winter. Raking up leaves is a good idea to keep pests away, as well as helping to avoid lots of dirt and frost. Clear away any garden tools to avoid them getting damaged or rusting, and you could even look for the best covers for pool if you have one, to make sure that it can stay in as good of a condition as possible. Check your garden furniture and put it into storage if needed. Then when spring comes around, everything will be in good condition and you won’t have to spend money to get it back to looking as it was.


Think About Curtains


A lot of home tend to only have things like shutters or blinds these days, but in winter, curtains can make a real difference to the home. They can help to keep the heat in the room, as well as make the home look cozier and more comforting in the colder months. If you don’t already have any drapes or curtains, then this could be something to look into.


Stock Up On Fuel


If you have a wood burner or an open fire, then having plenty of wood and fuel stocked up is quite a good idea as winter comes along. You can keep warm and not have to worry about keeping warm and cozy hould there be any power cuts, for example.


Grab a New Throw

Having extra blankets and throws is great for the winter time. Having them in the living area is a great way to keep cozy each evening, as well as then using them in your bedroom. It is a practical way to keep warm and cozy, as well as looking good in your home too.

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