Autumn is now in full swing, but there are still some weeks of dry and sunny weather to use to get your home ready for the winter months. If you are in the process of completing important home improvements before listing your house for sale, this is undoubtedly the best time for it.
Alternatively, if the months of lockdown have taught you the importance of a healthy and comfortable home environment, you should not miss out on the opportunity to design the perfect winter nest. In the sections below, you can find some easy tips to winterproof your house and turn it into a dreamy nook!
Focus on the Garden
If there is a place that has turned out to be of vital importance during the Covid-19 pandemic is the garden. In this part of the house, you have spent sunny days, safely met loved ones, and learned new hobbies and sports.
Now that another winter is on the doorstep, it is essential to prepare the outside area for the harsh temperatures ahead.
When winter-proofing your garden, make sure to prepare the soil for winter, cover and secure the most sensitive trees and plants, rake the leaves and safely store away your tools and machinery.
Inspect the Roof
Your home’s roof is what makes the whole building energy-efficient, safe, and comfortable. However, this is also the part of the house most exposed to the blunt force of the elements. And, if you discover scratches, cracks, and damages, the best time to fix them is before winter comes! Make sure to check the sidings and gutters as well! If these become clogged by leaves and debris, as the first heavy rains of winter come, you might find yourself dealing with severe water damage!
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Rethink Your Wardrobe
As the temperature started to drop, it is now time to put away flowery summer dresses and bring out heavier pieces of clothing.
Before swapping the items on your closet’s shelves, it is essential to focus on decluttering and getting rid of the items you no longer wear. Additionally, opting for a winter capsule wardrobe allows you to save more space, create a wardrobe that is easy to manage and clean, and spend less time thinking about what to wear. Get started today!
Create the Right Indoor Environment
Your home’s environment significantly influences your health. For example, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is vital for health and wellbeing, natural lighting can fight back mood swings and fatigue, and minimalist, clean decor can promote focus and relaxation.
Now that winter is approaching and we are all bound to spend more time indoors, it is essential to create such a beneficial home environment. Some tips to get started include swapping heavy drapes for lighter curtains and decorating with plants.
Time To Clean!
Deep-cleaning and decluttering your home is essential for physical wellbeing, mental health, focus, balance, and relaxation. However, during the winter months, it can be challenging to keep up with all the cleaning and maintenance tasks. Luckily, there is a lot you can do before the winter months come by partnering with professional cleaning services!