It’s almost here! Winter is just around the corner – which means snow days for kids, beautiful snow falling from the sky and covering our trees, and excuses to light the fireplace and enjoy some hot chocolate.
However, it’s already getting cold outside! The leaves are falling from the trees, covering our lawns. We all need to get ready and be prepared when winter strikes! Here are some winter preparation tips to help you prepare your home for the snow-filled days ahead!
Prepare your vehicles – if you commute, you need to be safe during winter storms. Replace your windshield wipers. Make sure all fluids in your vehicle are filled for the winter months. Get an oil change. Have tires rotated (or get new ones if the mechanic suggests you should). Be sure your brakes are checked. All of these will help you hopefully avoid an accident this winter.
Prepare your home – If you have a fireplace, be sure the chimney is swept. Clean out gutters to avoid blockages. Have your heater checked. Turn off the water to your outdoor faucets to avoid freezing pipes. Have your windows checked for air leaks. Check your roof for leaks or missing shingles. Add caulk around window and door frames to hold in the heat (and keep the cold outside).
Prepare for possible winter storms – Stock up on ice melt. Make sure your snow shovel is in good condition. If you own a snow blower, make sure it works. Find your winter gloves and boots.
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