With summer a distant memory and the colder weather creeping in, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to be preparing your home for winter. From stocking up on blankets to investing in double-glazing, you need to ensure you are keeping your house as warm as you possibly can.
With that in mind, here are 5 ways to prepare your house for winter:
Ensure Your Windows Are In Good Condition
One of the best things you can do when it comes to keeping your house warm is to ensure your windows and blinds are in good condition. If you don’t already have double-glazing, it may be worth investing in it before the cold weather hits. Similarly, if you have any issues the sooner you sort them out the better.
When it comes to blinds, the right kind can help you keep the heat in. Not only will this save you money but it will ensure you and your family are nice and warm throughout winter.
Stock Up On Blankets
Although you will have your heating on, stocking up on blankets is a great way to ensure you’re not having to use your heating all day, every day. Whether it’s an extra blanket for your bed or a blanket for your living room, the more you have lying around the house the better.
Set Up Your Heating On A Timer
When it comes to your heating, it’s important you’re not leaving it running at all times. Whilst it will keep your house warm it can be expensive to have your heating on 24 hours a day, especially when there are 3 or 4 cold months in the year.
The best thing to do is set your heating on a timer, setting it to turn off when you’re not home and to come back on 30 minutes before you’re due to come back. Similarly, you can also set up a timer that goes off whilst you’re asleep and comes back on when you’re about to wake up. Turning your heating off is one of the best ways to save money, without having to sacrifice the warmth of the house.
Make Sure You Have A Big Clear Out
One of the best things about the winter season is that it brings with it a lot of social occasions. Whilst it’s a great time to catch up with your friends and family, it also means you need to ensure your house is looking its best. If you’re worried, why not consider having a big clear out before the party season starts?
Ensure You’re Looking After The Outside Of Your Home Too
Finally, you need to ensure you’re looking after the outside of your home too. Winter brings all sorts of bad weather with it and if you’re not looking after the outside of your home, you will find that it’s hard to maintain during spring and summer. Whilst it may be difficult to keep on top of things, try to look after the outside of your home as often as you possibly can during winter.
Is your home ready for winter? What can you do to ensure you’re as prepared as you can be? Did I miss anything? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.