The snow is on its way and if you’re anything like us it has completely snuck up on you. Use the three steps below to get your home cold-weather ready!

Backyard furnishings

Our backyards are our summer oasis but once the snow comes it can quickly cause damage to our outdoor furniture. Before putting your cushions in storage try finding bags large enough to store them in. It is also important to make sure that your bbq cover is on and secured. If you must leave your bbq outdoors for the winter, make sure it is somewhere you can easily access and clear snow from the top. Don’t forget to double-check that all sheds are in stable enough condition to hold any snow that may collect on top.

Windows and Doors

There is nothing worse than a cool draft in your home, especially when trying to enjoy an evening snuggled up on the couch. For both your own comfort and hydro costs it is always best to take a moment to check the weather stripping and caulking around the seams. If you feel a cool breeze, stop by your local hardware store and pick up some weather stripping and caulking. These small projects are guaranteed to help keep you warm and your bills down. Click on the above hyperlinks for short DIY videos on these projects.

Clear out Your Garage

Chances are you don’t want to be scraping off your car first thing in the morning, especially when you don’t have to. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to clear out a spot to park your car. Inevitably bikes, camping gear, and toys have filled the inside of many of our garages. Before it gets too cold, gather some storage totes and a permanent marker to get those items away and organized. Check out these unique storage solutions,  and see if one works for you! We promise the afternoon of work will be worth it when your morning routine doesn’t include scraping ice and snow!

The majority do not look forward to winter weather but with these simple steps, we hope to help ease the transition! Here’s hoping we don’t see any snowflakes for a while yet.