Now that Christmas and the new year are out of the way, we don’t have many months of nice weather left! We will certainly have a couple more months of hot weather before things will start to get a lot colder in time for winter. It’s worth putting in a little effort to your home over the next couple of months to make sure that it is all ready for these upcoming colder months. After all, once the weather turns, you will want to be all snug inside your home enjoying yourself rather than having to spend the time decorating! Ready to roll up your sleeves and get your house ready for autumn? Here are some of the jobs you should do now.
Redecorate Whole Rooms
Have you been thinking about decorating a specific room? Maybe your kitchen or living room is slightly outdated and needs some new decor? Well, if so, it is a very good idea to get it done now while the weather is warm outside. That’s because you’ll be able to have all the doors and windows open to freshen out the room as you decorate, and will get rid of all the paint fumes a lot quicker. If you need some interior design ideas, it could be worth looking on Pinterest or flicking through a home interiors magazine.
Don’t Forget The Garden
Your garden will have no doubt been blooming throughout the past few months thanks to the great weather we’ve had. You will have probably been able to leave it to just flourish on its own. But now that autumn is just a couple of months away, there are some jobs you will need to carry out to ensure it continues to flourish through autumn and winter. You still have time to plant some hardy plants, so make that your number one priority if you want some new plants to bloom over winter. You should also take some time to prune all your climbing plants, especially climbing roses.
Check For Draughts
Over time, buildings can slightly change their shape and door, and window frames can every so slightly shrink or bend. All of this movement creates spaces in the walls and entryways, so even if all your doors and windows are firmly closed, you could feel a draught through your home. If you notice one, you should try and fix it before the temperatures drop. You can easily replace the caulking and seals around doors and windows. That should be enough to fix your draught problems.
Sort Out Air Conditioning
Many people find it necessary to cover their outdoor air conditioning unit over winter. If your units are on your windows, you can remove them for a few months. However, if you don’t want to go to all that bother, they can simply be covered up to prevent the bad weather from affecting them too much.
As you can see, preparing your home for autumn won’t be too much hard work. It’s best to get it all over and done with right now!