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End of Year Home Checklist

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The year is coming to a close and that means there’s time for one more list! Here’s what you should tackle to get your Philadelphia home winter-ready and what you can wait to do in the new year. 

Check For Drafts

Winter is here and that can mean chillier homes. Leading culprits that could be driving up your energy bill are drafts from windows and doors. Checking and installing additional weather stripping or sealants is a great way to ensure your home stays warm keeps your energy bill low.

Prep for Last Minute Storms

Storms can be frequent in the Philadelphia-metro area. Evaluating your supplies is smart so you’re not caught off guard. See if you have any expired products in your emergency kits and replace them. Clearing off snow and debris from your roof and cutter can prevent any potential damage from snow and rain.

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Clean Up Wrapping Supplies

Once all of your gifts are wrapped, tidy up by putting things away. Only leave out a few extra bags for last minute presents. Clearing things now will ensure that you have less to do next year! As for other decorations, like your tree, enjoy it for a few more weeks. Many townships and counties will offer tree recycling and disposal in the new year.

Home Storage Projects

Tackle your storage in the new year. After using your space during the holidays, it can help you gauge and inform your future design decisions. Be sure to call us to inquire about our products and project timelines.

Consider Finances

The end of the year is a natural time to look at your finances. Get everything reconciled so you can begin planning home projects. 

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Make a Plan

Take a look throughout your home and begin planning the projects you want to tackle. For projects like fixing up the deck or roof, it’s usually better to start those projects when it’s warmer. Planning for your home renovation project is a great way to ensure that your project is on budget and goes to plan.

Want to get a jumpstart on your home storage project? Call our designers to get a free, no obligation in-home estimate. Our team can’t wait to work with you. Wishing you the best and warmest holiday wishes!

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