Weekend Projects

This Weekend: Don’t Let This One Thing Slip Through The Cracks

updated Apr 30, 2019
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I know, I KNOW. I hate to even bring it up. But soon it will be winter, your joints and dry skin will hurt, and you’d rather cozy up in bed instead of fiddle with your drafty windows and doors. Take advantage on this transition period by prepping your home for the cold to come. You’ve totally got this!

This Weekend’s Assignment: Do a few home maintenance tasks that will help get your home ready for fall and the cold winter months.

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If You’re a Renter: Even if you’re not responsible for the building itself, you can still amp up your home’s efficiency and reduce your own heating bills this winter. DIY a draft snake, install heavier curtains, install weather stripping on the exterior doors, and cover windows with clear film and caulk.

→ 5 Ways to Insulate Your Windows for Winter →

→ A Cozy Yet Chic Style Upgrade: Modern Portière Curtains

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For Homeowners: Do all of the above. Plus, you get the added fun of taking storm windows out of storage, then cleaning and washing screens before storing them away.

Winter Is Coming: How To Weatherize Your Home →

→ How Much Does It Cost To Install New Storm Windows?

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don’t feel like insulating pipes in your basement, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our September Home Checklist while you’re there. It’s a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!