This week's challenge comes from Jen.
This week, prepare your home for winter. Do at least one thing which will ensure that your winter is Eco-friendly. Need some ideas? Click HERE. If you are moving into spring/summer, prepare your home for the warm months ... you'll find some ideas HERE.
If you've already prepared your home for the cold (or warm) months ahead, we'd like to know what you've done. Please include tips, ideas and any do-it-yourself advice.
I plan on doing several posts about our "winterizing process." Today, I will cover Heating. We have been living in our house for 2 years now and we have been slowing making improvement to keep the cold out. Our house is 63 years old, so you can expect some drafts. My husband and I swear that there is no insulation in the outside walls, especially in our bedroom. During the cold months, our bedroom pretty much becomes a "meat locker" because it is so cold in there.
- Thermal curtains in 3 rooms. When we're home, we open them in the morning and close in the evening.
- Blinds and thermal curtains in the bedroom.
- DIY tufted headboard (this REALLY helped to protect the cold from the outside wall).
- Additional weather stripping on the front door and the walk-out basement door. [just added]
- Extra blankets in the living room and bedroom. Temperature kept at 67 during the day when we are home and 64 at night or when we are away from home.
- Caulking around the windows and the front door.
>> How are your preparing to keep your house warm during the cold weather months?