Ready for Winter: Inside and Out

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Fall is a wonderful time of year with the colorful leaves and cooler temperatures. Excitement is building as the holidays approach, and it is the ideal time to prepare for the long winter ahead. This means checking that everything around the house is ready to go, the summer items are packed neatly away, and that each room within your home is cozy and inviting.

All Systems Go

Now is the time to make sure your house is ready for the colder temperatures. In climates where the temps will drop drastically, you need to remove all of the window screens. Wash them and store them safely away for spring. No matter where you reside, fall is when the heating and air conditioning system needs checked. Have a professional do any routine maintenance that is needed as well as any repair work. If you are looking for an HVAC contractor Williamsburg VA has many like those at Comfortable Climate that can help.

Pack It Away

Autumn is the season for putting away all of the lawn and patio furniture as well as any outdoor games and toys. If you don’t have the room to store these items in a garage or shed, you can purchase specially designed tarps to cover such things. This will keep them clean and protected during the long winter months when you won’t be using them. When spring arrives, these pieces will be ready for use with little maintenance required.

Keep it Cozy

Winter brings to mind long evenings spent snuggled up under a warm blanket. Make sure you have plenty of throws available in the living room. Switch out summer linens for heavier winter bedding. An extra blanket at the foot of each bed looks inviting and provides extra warmth on the coldest nights. Have the fireplaces cleaned, and stock up on your favorite snacks and hot chocolate. Board games, magazines, and books left out on tables will help pass the long winter hours spent inside. 

Now that your home is ready for winter both inside and outside, you can sit back and enjoy the beauty of fall. As the weather turns colder, you can rest assured that you and your home are ready for whatever comes your way.

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10 thoughts on “Ready for Winter: Inside and Out

  1. We are in the process of readying for winter now. We have already had snowfall which means as usual I am late. Problem is I can’t do the storm windows, plasticing etc myself. All the linens for the grandchildren and I are ready along with throws, hot chocolate and movies.

  2. I know what you mean about preparing one’s home for the cold months. I too have a ritual to keep our family abode warm and cozy. The thick chenile blankets come out. I start knitting too. Those are just of the few traditions I do.

  3. I’m not psychologically prepared for winter but my house is getting there. We brought our space heaters up from the basement so we can sleep without shivering.

    1. You’ll love it or you’ll hate it. If you’ve never experienced it, you most likely will love it at first, then when the numbness sets in, you will long for the warmth of home. Like me though you’ll just become accustomed to being cold….eventually.

  4. We have been gearing up for winter since last week. The weather is so unpredictable you’d never know when it starts to snow heavily. We made sure our outdoor pipes are protected from freezing, the HVAC is in top condition, and we’ve stored our outdoor furniture in the garage. Thanks for these tips too.

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