The leaves are turning and are beginning to fall. Soon, it will be snowflakes floating lazily down, beautiful at first and then — after months of white — agonizing. Most of us in northern climates spend a great deal more time inside at home during the winter. (That, too, can become agonizing over time!)
To make the experience as pleasant as possible, there are several things you need to do, including getting your Netflix queue up to date and stockpiling the microwave popcorn.
But there’s more to getting your home ready before the snow starts flying — and it’s a crucial process that will help keep you safe and warm.
Here are 12 steps to take as you prepare your home for winter.