7 Ways to Winterize Your Home

This past year, my husband and I purchased our first home. As exciting as it is to be home owners, there is a lot of upkeep required! New to the whole home ownership thing and need to get your home prepared for winter? Start with these 7 Ways to Winterize Your Home.

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

7 Ways to Winterize Your Home


1. Keep things well insulated. It’s important to make sure that your windows and doors are well caulked to prevent unwanted cold air from coming into your home.

2. Clean our your rain gutters. This is especially important to prevent blockage which could potentially cause flooding. Also, make sure that your gutters extend a few feet away from your home to prevent any foundational water damage.


3. Test your fire and co alarms. Because winter often poses higher risks of fire and carbon monoxide problems, it’s important to check your batteries and make sure all of your alarms are working correctly.

4. Reverse ceiling fans. Did you know that most ceiling fans are able to switch directions? Switching the direction in your ceiling fan (clockwise) allows for the hot air to rise quicker.


5. Cover your AC unit. If your home has an AC unit, it’s important to make sure it is free of debris and cover it before the snow starts falling.

6. Care for your lawn. Before cooler temperatures arrive, be sure to prune back your plants, properly store your lawn equipment, and cover your patio furniture.

7. Change your furnace filters. Before turning on your heat, it’s important to make sure your furnace is working correctly. This includes getting your furnace tuned-up, and switching out your furnace filter regularly.


If you’re anything like me, I struggle remembering to switch out my filters on a regular basis; which is NOT good seeing that indoor polluted air can raise health risks for the entire family! Thankfully, FilterEasy makes changing your filter easy and super convenient!


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Obviously, before FilterEasy entered my life, I went a LONG time before remembering to change my filter. Now, I don’t even have to think about remembering to pick one up at the store! It arrives on my porch ready for install! Want to try a FREE sample? Click on this FILTEREASY link or use promo code AMOMSTAKE at checkout! Thanks to FilterEasy, winterizing my home has never been so easy!

How do you regularly winterize your home?

About Meagan

My name is Meagan and I adore being a mother to a Ninja Turtle obsessed 4-year-old and a very sweet (but mostly sassy) one-year-old. Before working from home, I enjoyed my time as a Behavioral Health Nurse. When I get a moment to myself, nothing makes me happier than eating cookie dough ice-cream, going shopping (kidless), catching up on my favorite Netflix shows, or soaking in a nice warm bubble bath. My family and I recently relocated to Idaho where we love living the simple life.


7 Ways to Winterize Your Home — 19 Comments

  1. These are such excellent tips! We live in an apartment but still need to take steps on keeping us warm during the winter months!

  2. Thanks for sharing all these important tips about winterizing your home. We live in So Calif where it doesn’t snow but it does get quite cold in winter here, so I found your advice on making sure your house is properly insulated particularly helpful.

  3. We just put plastic on the sun room windows. It helps to keep some of the heat in that room. This weekend we are cleaning out our gutters.

  4. I just finished Winterizing my home. I had to make sure the chimney was plugged up. I will have to get it fixed in the Spring so I can use the fireplace next year.

  5. We just cleaned out our gutters this weekend. I am glad we did, it has been raining ever since. It is important to Winterize your home.

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