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How To Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Now’s the time to get your home ready for winter. Get your house and garage organized. Tackle those seasonal maintenance projects. Prepare your yard for the colder days ahead. It’ll all go a long way toward cozying up your home for the winter months. Security Self Storage offers these tips to guide the way:


Set Your Home for Success

There are many maintenance tasks you can do yourself, but hiring a professional for some jobs is never a bad idea. Get on your roof and look for damage – like missing shingles – that may cause a leak. While you’re there, you can clean the gutters, too. You may want to call a professional to clean your fireplace and chimney and turn on your heating system to make sure everything is working fine. At Security Self Storage, we believe that the time to make repairs is now, not after something goes wrong. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Once you’re done with the heavy work, say goodbye to your tools by putting them in your garage or self storage.


Clean Up Your Yard

The change in temperature can wreak havoc on your patio furniture. Whether it’s made of wood, metal, or plastic, you’ll want to protect it from the elements so it’ll be as good as new when the warm weather returns. Your lawn is the foundation of your yard, so make sure you condition it to survive this winter by clearing it up, mowing it short before it gets too cold, and applying the right fertilizers. These tips from will help whip your lawn in winter shape.


Cozy Up Your Home

So much of enjoying your winter at home comes from decorating it to make it cozy and contrast well with the colder temperatures outside. You can buy decorations or make them yourself. They could be simple or elaborate. It’s all up to you. You can choose to extend the decoration outside your home if you feel like it, too. To add comfort and warmth to every room, take out your favorite blankets and arrange them throughout your home so you always have an extra layer of warmth nearby when you need it. If you need some decoration inspiration, Country Living can help.


Store Before the Snow Arrives

Storing the stuff you won’t need during the winter before the rain or snow arrives will allow you to keep it dry and clean. A self storage unit will help you stay organized by allowing you to put away the items you won't use. Keep in mind: The better you take care of your belongings, the longer they’ll last.

Now you know how to make your home cozier this winter. If you think you may need some extra space to make it happen, don’t hesitate to call us. Our onsite management team can’t wait to help you find the right unit for you. Check out our facilities near you.