Winter is coming..

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice everything, crunchy leaves, and oversized sweaters. But we can’t get too cozy in front of the fireplace because there is winter prep to check off the list. As we all know, fall only lasts a short while here in Edmonton. It could snow tomorrow, so let’s get to work!

  • Let’s put away the last bits of summer from our yards. Patio furniture, umbrellas, and any toys that need to be stored.
  • Clean out those gutters and make sure everything is in good working order. Nobody wants ice build-up!
  • Check your doors, including the garage door. Do they feel drafty? Put some weather stripping on those bad boys to keep out the cold.
  • Wash the exterior windows. This will let some dreamy moonlight in on those dreary winter evenings.
  • Drain and store your garden hoses. You can go further and install an insulated cover on the exposed faucet, as well.
  • Get those fireplaces ready to roar! Have your chimneys and flues inspected/cleaned. Nothing is better than a fireplace in the wintertime, so you want to make sure you can use it!
  • Check your roof. If you need to have any repairs done, it is a lot easier to do now instead of waiting until there’s 2ft of snow outside.

That doesn’t seem so bad, does it? With the long weekend coming up there isn’t a more perfect time to get winter ready. And because you are all so efficient, you probably have time to make a pie for your in-laws coming over for Thanksgiving, so here’s a little recipe that you can whip up in your spare time! Don’t worry; you can buy the piecrust pre-made.