Monday, November 28, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside. Sure, The winter time offers plenty of reasons to stay close by the fire with a good book, but you can get a lot done around the house if you put your mind to it... and put on your long johns. Here are some things to add to the honey-do list this winter.
Bundle up and get outside to tackle a variety of rough and ready projects.

1. Clear brush. Take advantage of firmly-frozen ground to get out there and deal with unwanted shrubs, saplings and the like. Just cut them flush.
2. Cut and stack firewood. Put in next year's supply this winter, and you'll be guaranteed dry, properly-seasoned firewood next fall.
3. Make small repairs when the weather permits. If need be, work on the sunny side of the house to nail down loose siding or refasten downspout brackets.
4. Inspect the crawlspace. It's amazing what you can see in a crawlspace on a bright winter morning. Without summer foliage casting shadows, winter sunlight reveals every heat-wasting, vermin-admitting gap in your home’s shell.
5. Refasten loose fence rails, gates and latches. You may have to leave a rotten post where it is until next spring, but many fence repairs can be made in cold weather.
6. Take down anything that’s old and dilapidated, such as a rusty old metal shed, an unused swing set, laundry pole or light pole, that vine-choked arbor leaning to one side, metal fencing that's past its prime.
7. Clean up that pile of junk that's accumulated behind the shed or garage.
Tackle small jobs on a winter afternoon, and you’ll be repaid with more time for big jobs next spring.

1. Fix kitchen drawers that are either loose or stick.
2. Replace old, unattractive door knobs, drawer knobs, light switch and outlet covers, window latches—and anything else too out-of-date.
3. Tighten and repair loose hand rails.
4. Oil door hinges.
5. Recaulk the bathtub.
And most important of all; Call CertaPro Painters for any painting projects you have this winter. When it’s cold out most people are staying in-doors. Why be confined to a space that lacks color and personality? Call us for your free in-home estimate 706-993-9600!  

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