Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Cleaning Out Your Home for the New Year

Many of us could not wait to close the door on 2020 and usher in the new year– and all the positive vibes we hope comes with it! As you look forward to 2021 you may have spent some time thinking about your intentions for the coming year, whether for personal or professional growth, health and […]

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Home Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

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The cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in Frankfort, we’ve had those random over 70° days, but I think that is now behind us!

It’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather coming. Taking a little bit of time to winterize your home can save you a lot of time – and money – later on. Check out these tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter.

1. Check window and door weather stripping for damage.

2. Disconnect water hoses and turn off outdoor water supply lines and irrigation system.

3. Wrap exterior water pipes or hose bibs with heating tape.

4. Clean your gutters.

5. Check your roof for damage or leaks.

6. Fill cracks in your driveway and foundation.

7. Check attic insulation for pest damage.

8. Have your furnace serviced.  See my previous blog on HVAC systems for recommendations on companies.

9. Check your chimney for obstructions and make sure your damper is working.

10. Clean and store your lawnmower.

11. Aerate and fertilize your lawn. Check your local Southern States for some great assistance in this area!

12. Change the air filters in your HVAC system.

13. Change smoke detector batteries.

14. Clean and store outdoor furniture.

15. Have landscaping pruned and put fresh mulch down.

16. Bring potted plants inside.

17. Change your ceiling fan direction.

18. Clean humidifiers before using.

19. Check the condition of your pool cover.

9 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean Your Home

9 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things Like using a drill on your tub (why didn’t we think of it sooner?!) Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. © Copyright 2020 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

Check out this article below from houselogic as it relates to mold and getting rid of the pesky stuff! Mold. UGH. Soooo Gross. Here’s How to Kill It Forever By the way, bleach doesn’t work. And don’t try to scrape it off, either. Ugh. Mold. It’s ugly. It’s tenacious. It’s the uninvited guest that keeps visiting — […]

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