With Fall getting read to begin this means that the cooler weather is on the way. Right now many have their home set up for the summer months. Fall is usually the time when many start getting their home winter ready. So what ways can you prep your home for the winter months. Below you will find some simple ideas, and suggestions on how you can get your home ready for winter.
Get the windows ready
The first order of business is usually the windows. This is where most of the heat from the rooms is lost, and the cold air tends to seep in. I have fond it to be a good idea to take down the blinds and give them a good washing. You will also want to take down any curtains you have hanging up and give them a good wash. The window sills, and the windows will also need a good cleaning. After everything is all cleaned up you can get your heavier winter drapes out. If you don’t have any winter drapes you may want to look into buying some. Thrift stores often have inexpensive drapes or you can use old bed sheets or blankets to make your own.
Prep your home entry way
The next thing you will want to do is prep your home entry way. During the winter months, you will have a lot of bad weather, and you will need a place for the kids to put all of the wet and dirty clothes. In our home I have found it easier to put hooks near the front door. The hooks we have also have small cubby holes. In the cubby hole kids can put the small items that they have, or you can just use the hooks. This way if the kids are dripping wet, you can have them hang their items on the hook to dry. You will also want to put a mat on the floor under the hooks. The mat should be an outdoor weather mat that is made to stand up to water, and dirt. This will keep all of the water and dirt off of your floor. By having a place where everyone can place their items when they arrive you will be keeping most of the dirt out of your home.
Store the summer gear
There are some things that you only take out for the summer months. For example many will do a lot of barbecuing during the summer months. With this comes all of the barbecue equipment. This is a good time to put away all of this gear into the basement or the attic. Clean all of the items before you start putting everything away. Clearing away the summer gear will help to make room for all of the winter gear.