Preparing your home for Winter!
We’re not sure if you have noticed, but it’s certainly gotten a little bit colder here in the UK since the clocks went back on the last Sunday of October. With this, comes darker evenings, brutally cold winds and perhaps even snow! So, we’ve decided to put together a small check list for you to use to ensure your home is ready for the months ahead. Take a look.
Preparing your outdoor space.
We’ve once again had the pleasure of having a wonderful Summer, but unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye to the warm summer nights of G&Ts on the patio, and hello to the Baileys hot chocolate by the fireplace! In order to get yourself ready to put your feet up in the warm, ensuring your outdoor space is prepared needs to take priority. Here are a few things you can do to get ready:
- Ensure your rubbish & recycling bins are stored somewhere secure; the last thing you want is your rubbish decorating next doors garden!
- Clear your guttering out of any debris; If you’re not a fan of heights, you’ll be able to find someone local to do it for you.
- Whilst you’re up there, check out your roof tiles to make sure none are loose or damaged.
- Check that your garden fence panels, gates etc are all secure and won’t be easily damaged or removed by strong winds.
- Ensure your shed or any outdoor buildings are fully weather proof and are secure; this is probably where you’re going to be storing any furniture or equipment for the winter.
Preparing your home.
Now your outdoor space is ready, it’s time to move inside. Making sure your home is ready for the winter is so much more than having a tidy up and lighting the fire. Below is a list of things you should do to get Winter ready inside your home.
- Keep it cosy! Ensure your home is well insulated so you can keep all of the heat inside. Things like chunky curtains and draft excluders can help with this!
- Make sure your pipes don’t freeze; wrap them in thermal insulation to stop this from happening and prevent any heating issues.
- Know where your stop cock is! Disaster can strike at any moment and having a severe leak could flood and ruin your home. Usually, you can find your stop cock under the sink or in a basement.
- Bleed your radiators. This will ensure your heating is as efficient as possible
- Set your heating on a timer. Keeping your home as warm as possible is key throughout the Winter months, so scheduling your heating to come on at key times in the day will help to keep it toasty for longer.
Another top tip for keeping the inside of your home super toasty is to use rugs, especially if you have wooden flooring. Rugs are perfect for keeping warmth within a room and add a wonderful texture to a room.
And there you have it! Our top tips for preparing your home for the winter months, inside and out. If you're looking for a new cosy carpet before the Winter truly sets in give us a call on 01562 820821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be on hand to help you out.