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Top 10 Tips for Winterizing Your home


October 27, 2020


5 min

Photo of outside of a home in the snow to represent winterizing.
It’s hard to believe it’s already that time again. The windows are shut, the heat is on and you are pulling out your winter coats from temporary storage. No matter how hard we try to fight it, winter is on the way. And it’s in your best interest to beat the snow and get your house ready for the cold weather ahead.

Winterizing Your Home Tips

While the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a light winter for most parts of the United States, uncommonly chilly temperatures and above average amounts of snow are expected for many parts of Virginia. So, with fall flying by, there is no better time to get prepared for winter than the present.

Preparing for winter doesn’t have to feel like a chore. In fact, doing some of these small changes to your home can feel like a refresh for your entire family. After months of spending time outdoors, it gives you a chance to refocus on the inside of your house. It’s time to put away the pool toys and summer patio furniture and to start unpacking the Christmas tree.

5 Ways to Winterize Your Home

You might be wondering how to winterize your home. Here are some items to start a winterizing your home checklist:

  1. Check your gutters and prevent ice dams by cleaning out any clogs
  2. Run your furnace and make sure it’s running properly or consider having it inspected
  3. Make sure all pipes on the outside wall of your home are insulated to protect against freezing temperatures
  4. Stock up on sand or salt to keep your driveway and walkway clear of ice
  5. Caulk open areas around windows and other openings to prevent drafts

Winterizing your home doesn’t have to be a major project. Tackle one small project every day and you’ll be done in time to enjoy the changing weather and feel confident that your home is ready and protected for the holiday season. Remember, all the efforts you put in now will help save you money on your heating bills in the future. 

Get Ready for Winter with Help From ezStorage

If you are looking for a place to store all your summer essentials when winterizing your home, it might be a great time to explore temporary storage. You can easily free your home of clutter without having to get rid of the things you’ll use again next year. ezStorage makes it easy to rent temporary storage units in and around Alexandria, Takoma Park and Liberty, MD. Consider taking advantage of our new contactless rental option to minimize contact during COVID-19. Or, if you prefer to rent your unit on-site, our teams are taking every precaution to help you through the process. Rent a storage unit today!

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