Winter home maintenance and projects
If you live in a place that is cold and snowy, often projects around the house get put off until spring. Here are some winter home maintenance and DIY projects you can tackle during the winter months.
- Always be prepared for winter weather. Keep extra drinking water and non-perishable food on hand in your house and car at all times. Include at least one gallon of water per person per day and have enough for 3 days. Don’t forget a manual can opener! Also, have plenty of batteries and flashlights ready for power outages as well as a crank weather radio.
- If you have a garden shed or a garage, you can do most projects you would outdoors while being nice and warm. Just make sure you have proper ventilation before you use your ReColor!
- Did you know that January is national Get Organized month? It’s a great time to declutter! Start by getting rid of old clothes that you don’t need, wear, or that you don’t like and take them to a clothing donation center or bin. Don’t try and tackle the entire house at once – start small and go slowly.
- Winter’s a great time to work in the bathroom! Clean up the grout and tiles (and maybe apply some ReColor to those tiles while you’re at it to really keep them shiny). A new shower curtain in bright colors can do wonders for brightening up a bathroom, and maybe get some new towels to match.
- Add insulation. While it’s not a pretty, shiny, or glamourous task, adding insulation to your home will help to lower your utility bills and make your home more eco-friendly. How do you know if you need more insulation? Crawl up in the attic, and if you can see the floor joists you need some more insulation (remember: heat rises!)
It’s easy to get cabin fever this time of year, so keeping busy with home projects can help.