WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cold weather is coming, which means that most of us are bracing for a long, indoor hibernation. But how can you make your home as comfortable and cozy as possible for you and your family this winter while everyone is stuck inside? This month's Get Ready to Hibernate spotlight from Houselogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, features four articles full of advice for homeowners on how to ready their homes for the long winter season.
Here are a few tips from HouseLogic for preparing your home for you and your family this winter:
9 Mood-Lifting Ideas For a Cozier Home This Winter. As the sun starts setting earlier and the temperatures drops, having a bright, warm place to come home to becomes even more appealing. HouseLogic suggests bringing indoors potted plants such as gerbera daisies or golden pothos to help bring life into dull rooms while helping to increase humidity levels and decrease dust.
Tips for a Spring-Clean Home All Winter Long. Spending a lot of time indoors can lead to huge amounts of dust, which can be irritating to anyone with allergies. Follow HouseLogic's checklist, which includes washing and disinfecting garbage cans and wastebaskets, and your home will be spring clean all winter long.
7 Mistakes That Cost Homeowners BIG Money During Cold Weather. Winter weather has a tendency of turning small problems into big ones, so taking the time to make minor preparations or changes can save homeowners tons of money down the road. HouseLogic recommends cleaning clogged gutters before they freeze and cause water to leak into a home's roof or foundation, which has to potential to cost upwards of $30,000 in repairs.
9 Ways to Fool Yourself Into Thinking It's Spring Inside. Bringing springtime cheeriness into your home can help keep homeowners in good spirits throughout the coldest season. HouseLogic offers tips on maintaining a spring-like atmosphere inside your home, including soaking a couple of cotton balls in your favorite floral essential oil and placing them in a vacuum cleaner to keep your home smelling like a garden all winter long.
For more information on how to banish the winter blues from your home and avoid any costly maintenance mistakes, visit HouseLogic.com's Get Ready to Hibernate spotlight at www.houselogic.com/spotlight/get-ready-hibernate.
HouseLogic is a free source of information that helps consumers make smart, confident decisions about all aspects of home ownership. Made possible by Realtors®, the site helps owners get the most value and enjoyment from their existing home and helps buyers and sellers make the best deal possible.
The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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