Wednesday, December 2, 2020 / by Scott Coldwell
Yes…it’s December. Can you believe it? Much like December snuck up on us, the cold weather might have also caught you by surprise this year, too. So, let’s kick off the final month of the year with some tips on how to keep your house warmer this winter!
1. Close Your Curtains & Blinds: Close your curtains and blinds at night to provide an extra barrier to radiant heat loss by adding extra insulation and reducing drafts.
2. Open Your Curtains & Blinds: Open your curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun naturally shine in and warm up your home.
3. Cover The Floors: Floors can account for up to 10% of heat loss! If you don’t have rugs on your hardwood floors, now would be a great time to add them.
4. Clean Your Furnace Filter: Most commonly, heating and cooling problems occur because the furnace filter needs to be replaced.
5. Mind Your Fireplace: While lighting a fire is lovely on a cold winter’s night, it& ...
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Keep your home fresh and clean with these easy cleaning hacks we bet you never considered!
1. Baking soda goes a long way. Make a paste with it and apply it to grout instead of using bleach. Pour vinegar and baking soda down your drains to keep your sink smelling fresh. Also use this mixture for cleaning window tracks because, well, when was the last time your window tracks were clean? Probably never, right?
2. Clean your remotes, door handles, and cabinet handles with rubbing alcohol. While you’re at it, wipe your cell phone too!
3. Clean the underside of your furniture twice a year.
4. Sprinkle baking soda on your mattress and vacuum to keep it fresh.
5. As we mentioned before, baking soda goes a LONG way. Want your towels to be more absorbent? Use 1 cup of vinegar and hot water to wash towels. Then wash again with 1/2 cup of baking soda and hot water.
6. Clean your cleaning tools!
7. Re-season cast iron by scrubbing with steel wool and soap, then rinse and dry thoro ...