When the weather turns from trees losing their leaves to ice forming on the ground, some specific jobs need doing to win to prove our home and vehicles. Being careful to keep everything well maintained and running smoothly is a good routine. Some wearing tear items will always wear down quickly during the winter. And there are some potential disasters just waiting to happen if you don’t weatherproof and protect your home and tools. So what types of jobs need to go on our to-do list before the weather gets too bad?

Garden

Autumn is a time of things changing, and the weather takes a turn for the worst. It’s also time for making sure that your garden is completely cut back, ready for the winter. This prevents overgrowth and anything going to seed before the end of the winter. It’s also a good idea to check your fences and make sure that your outdoor appliances and waterworks are protected from the elements. Don’t forget that snow can happen quickly, so having a shovel to hand and any tools you might need to keep your driveway clear Should be nearby.

Car

Come maintenance during the winter goes far beyond checking your petrol levels or remembering to check engine light, in the winter there are going to be weather changes, and some severe temperature drops over the months. One of the most significant inconveniences, when you’re leaving for work, is having a windscreen that is completely iced up. So having a plan in place to reduce this will help your mornings run more smoothly.

Pipes

Depending on the makeup of your building, and whether the pipes in your home and new or award, will dictate how much care you need to take over insulating the pipes. Some plumbers will do this as a matter of course, depending on the age of the home. And how often the pipes are run depends on how much installation you’re going to need for the pipework. This is one you really don’t want to get wrong, as plumbing and problems with pipes can run into thousands to fix. So adding this little job to your to-do list for the weekend can really help save you time and energy further down the line.

Valet

Keeping the inside of your car sparkly clean will not only help the overall look and appeal of your vehicle, but it can really improve your mental health and help you can get now get special carpets for your car that require little cleaning. There are some fantastic car valeting companies out there, and it’s worth the investment!

Remembering that there is a to-do list to use to start with, and that winter brings with it its own challenges, is a great place to start. If you don’t have a to-do list yet, then have a look at some of the resources online that help you become more organized and stress-free.


Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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