Winter is well and truly on the way, and every year it’s as if it comes out of nowhere! Getting ready for the colder months can take a lot of work, so you’ll want to start now to make sure you’re ready.
Are you prepared for winter? Here’s how to get your house in order for the colder months.
Deep clean and declutter
Each season provides an excellent opportunity to give your home a bit of a deep clean. From tackling the dust to getting rid of any unwanted clutter, there are several tasks you can get on with to get your home ready for the season ahead. In anticipation of the increased number of guests and people you’ll be welcoming into your home over the coming months, you’ll want to learn what to declutter before the holidays to get your home ready for the festive season. If your spare or guest room has become a bit of a dumping ground lately, sort through it to make sure you’re ready for your holiday guests.
Get repairs out of the way
Winter is a bad time to handle repairs and maintenance in your home. There’s often a backlog and long line of people needed their heating, boilers, and appliances fixed, which means you could be waiting a long time to get the repairs you need. Do some spot checks on some of your key appliances and systems and book in a boiler, septic service, and heating maintenance. It’s better to get things fixed or replaced now than being without hot water or your plumbing during the colder months.
Step up your insulation
Nobody likes coming home to a cold home in the winter, so it’s important that you look for ways to warm it up. Some good tips for keeping your home warm in winter include investing in some thick drapes to block out the draft, moving your furniture around so that it’s closer to heat sources and using a smart home system to control your heating so that your home is already warm by the time you get home.
Make it cozy
A cozy home makes nights in something to look forward to during the winter months. Does anything beat curling up by the fire with a glass of wine or a cup of cocoa? Get those cozy feelings by making sure your fire is well-stocked, that you’ve got some comfy loungewear to snuggle up in and plenty of great box sets to get you through the winter. Some candles, throws and big cushions can give your home that hygge-like feel, helping you to relax in the warm while it’s cold outside. With nights in like these, who needs a night out?
Getting your home ready for winter now will mean you’ve got everything in place before the cold, dark nights set in. Whether you like to hibernate or embrace the season with open arms, get your house in order and get ready for winter.