Winter is here
June signals the arrival of winter. While homeowners might be checking to see if their heaters and fireplaces are in working order, there are many other things to make sure the colder months are bearable.
Have a ‘deep and meaningful’ with your kitchen Now is a great time to get amongst the nitty gritty bits of your kitchen that you’ve been neglecting. Pulling out the fridge and cleaning the coils at the back, wiping down the back wall and removing anything icky the kids might have ‘hidden’ in there and forgotten about back in January.
Get the lighting and heating right Adjust the temperature in each room so it suits its use. Concentrate the heat on areas that will be regularly lived-in, and use what you need.
The same applies for lighting: eco-friendly bulbs can save money, and ensure everyone turns off lights when they leave a room.
Don’t be lazy with the linen Pulling out musty linen as soon as it gets cold is a truly miserable experience. After sitting in cupboards or boxes for months at a time, make sure to give it all a solid laundering before it gets put into use.
Trim the trees One part of winter that can wreak havoc is the wild weather. Now that most of the leaves have fallen away, it could be a great time to get pruning on your backyard plants and trees.
Clear the gutters...again You may feel like you have just done this, but with so many leaves falling this time of year, it’s best to do it once more before winter. If you don’t get all the leaves out they can cause blockages which can damage your pipes and if it gets really bad can cause household leakages. So, prevention is better than cure.
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