With winter fast approaching now’s a good time to think about starting all those little jobs that need doing to get your house ready.
Clear out your gutters ready for winter
Remove any leaves or blockages, fix any broken parts and make sure water can drain properly. This will save you having any issues with leaks and damp in the house. If you’re not keen on heights it’s always worth asking a handy man or even the window cleaner if he’d like to take on the job.
Check the house for draughts ready for winter
Check your windows and doors for draughts. Check door seal trims are working properly and anything that needs replacing – do it! This will save money on your heating bills.
Keep warm – get the boiler serviced ready for winter
Book a boiler service to check your boiler and central heating are in good working order. Have any chimneys professionally cleaned and make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors installed.
Clean and organise ready for winter
Give your house an autumn clean just like in the spring. Switch around your seasonal items, now is the time to wash and store away summer bedding, curtains, throws, cushion covers and rugs and switch to your autumn/winter ones. Bring out the winter bedding, blankets, switch your window dressings to thicker warmer material, bring out the winter sofa throws and cushions. Make sure winter door mats are by the inside and outside of entrances.
Tidy up the garden ready for winter
trim back any overgrown plants and shrubs, cut the grass for the last time, sweep up leaves and start a leaf mulch, tidy up the shed bring tools and equipment you may need over winter to an accessible place, wash and put away summer garden equipment.
Be prepared for winter storms and power cuts
Get together a box with matches, candles, torches and any other winter item you may need.
Getting the house ready for winter is all part of good housework routine.
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