You have selected the new place you will move to. Your new home is awesome in many ways. You have taken care of the important things and looked at the finer details as well. But as you rightly guessed, winter is coming. What do you need to focus on for the cold season? What nitty-gritty needs to be addressed if you are shifting in winter? Here is what you have to look at –
Inspect the Woodwork for Warping
Let’s face it, horror movies have shown you time and again that wood creaks at night. With the mercury dipping, the difference in temperature is going to warp the wood. Apart from creaking, it makes the lock latching and closing difficult. In extreme cases, you may have to put your shoulder to close a door. Either get a handyman or apply some wood oil yourself.
Shifting in Winter? Where are the blankets?
You can’t enjoy the cold season or your favorite show without being wrapped up. If you are shifting in winter, make sure your blankets and jackets are among the first to be unpacked. There are few joys better than reading a good book or watching a great series while covered in your blanket. Make sure it is out of the cartons and with you.
Check the Windows and External Doors
You may have inspected the doors and windows of your new home for security, but have you checked them against cold? Gaps between the frames and doors can let in gushes of chilly air. Without a proper scrutiny, shifting in winter may render your heating methods useless. If nothing else comes to mind, try packing these gaps with strips of wood.
Watch out for Strays
Winter is coming and it is tough on the strays – both animals and humans. They will try to find any place for protection. Unless you are planning to open-up your home for their convenience, you will have to keep a watch. This vigil may not be needed if you are living in a gated community. Otherwise, look out for sheds and corners in your immediate vicinity.
Every season brings a new flavor with itself. Enjoying the softer aspect of the season feels good, but preparing against the harsher part is equally important. Do take care of your new home against the cold and it will keep you warm and cozy in turn. Enjoy shifting in winter.
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