Your Home Improvement Checklist before Winter Weather Hits

Even though it seems like summer was just here shining down on all of us, the drop in temperature around the country is the signal that winter is right around the corner. And for people that want to make sure all of their home improvement projects are completed on time, that means it’s time to bust out the checklist.

And the big five items that you need to take care of are going to be getting your landscaping done, sealing your windows and doors, organizing your winter holiday decorations, storing your warm weather tools and equipment, and doing a basic furnace tune-up if applicable.

Get Your Landscaping Done

Before freezing temperatures, snowfall, or just junky winter weather hits, you want to make sure you’ve taken care of your landscaping. It makes sense to have your final landscaping run-through done by a professional if you can afford it. One last person or company to trim the trees, edge the grass, sweep up and get rid of all the clippings and stick in the yard is a good idea.

Seal Your Windows and Doors

You’ve heard it a million times, and you’ll hear it a million more. One of the easiest home improvement projects to take on before weather changes is to seal your windows and doors. It will save you money, create a better controlled climate inside your home, and will also key you in on any other types of problems you might have with the entrances and exits of your home. In addition, it’s typically a quick, easy, and inexpensive fix. It just takes a little bit of time and knowledge to find out where those leaks may be.

Organize Your Winter Holiday Decorations

Chances are, your winter holiday decorations are stored in some boxes somewhere, perhaps in the garage or a shed somewhere. The best time to get these decorations organized is right around now. Bust out all of those boxes, get rid of things you don’t need, and make sure everything else works and is ready for you to put up. Organizing ahead of time will make holiday decorating way more fun when that time comes around.

Store Your Warm Weather Tools and Equipment

Also, before it becomes a chore to move things around in external storage areas, put your summer and fall tools and equipment away neatly. If you don’t have an “everything goes in its place” plan, then now is the time to make one. Personalize your storage to your exact needs, and save yourself some anxiety later. This is a super easy way to handle making home improvement later more efficient.

Do a Basic Furnace Tune-Up

If you live in a cold-weather zone, consider having a professional come and do a furnace tune-up. You don’t want to waste money on leaks or engines and motors that aren’t running at proper speeds. Home improvement is synonymous with climate improvement, and your furnace is a big part of this.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.