How to Prepare Your Home for Winter
Acorn’s Guide to Winterizing Your Home
Whether you love winter for the holidays or the scenic landscapes, you’ll want to enjoy these festivities in a secure and well-protected home. Along with the snow comes potential wear and tear throughout your home due to the harsh weather conditions.
By winterproofing your house, you and your loved ones can enjoy the season with little to no worries about your home’s condition. In this blog, our team at Acorn Mini Storage will show you why and how you can prepare your home for this winter and the many winters to come.
Why Should I Winterize My House?
Winterizing your house can provide several benefits in both protection and cleanliness. Proper winterization can help prevent theft, water damage, heating or electrical malfunctions, and much more. In fact, all of this can be achieved with just a few simple tips and tricks that can be done throughout the house.
Tips on Preparing Your Home for Winter
Before the weather turns sour, you’ll need to take some precautionary steps to prepare your home for the harsh winter. Tips on how to properly winterize your house include:
- Clean your gutters
- Re-caulk your windows and doors
- Get your roof inspected
- Inspect surrounding tree branches
- Prevent your door locks from freezing
In addition to these tips, there are some additional steps you can take to better protect your home from the harsh winter weather.
Weatherproofing Your House for Winter
When it comes to weatherproofing your home for the winter, you should not only focus on your interior but your exterior walls as well. Some steps that can be taken to weatherproof both sides of your home include proper insulation, fixing leaks, and installing a proper thermostat.
Checking Your Heating and Cooling Systems
Checking your heating and cooling systems is another great step to take when winterizing your home. This includes changing out your air filters and ensuring that your systems are both maintained and properly tested before winter arrives. If you need help with maintenance on your heating and cooling systems, do not hesitate to contact a professional for the job.
Winter is a great time to sift through your items, especially seasonal items, and thoroughly declutter your house. By partaking in winter decluttering, even if it’s just a single room, you’ll not only eliminate stress-inducing clutter but also gain the space needed for the holiday season.
It’s also easier and more efficient to do winter decluttering when you rent out a self storage unit. To find out what size storage unit you’ll need to fit all your items, utilize our storage calculator.
Rent Self Storage at Acorn Mini Storage for Winter Decluttering
You have the power to make winter decluttering easier when you rent a storage unit at Acorn Mini Storage. Our extensive line of storage features and unit types help you keep your belongings away from the elements. To learn more about our self storage, visit our FAQ and storage tips page. Ready to get started? Find your nearest Acorn Mini Storage location or contact us online to rent or reserve your storage unit today!