by Harriet Bond
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
Getting ready for winter is one of the largest tasks that many people have to worry about as fall approaches especially if you live in the mid to northern states!.
If you are one of those people that like to procrastinate and wait until you have very little time to do anything you might find yourself putting your things away when ice & snow are already on the ground.
Preparing for winter is one of the toughest things to do because you have to think of where everything is going to go and be stored over the winter particularly all those new gadgets & items you could not live without!. When you’re trying to store things that you use during the summer and do not think you have enough room here are a few suggestions that might save some time and space when you’re packing everything away for the winter.
Many people have a boat but do not have the space to store it. The thing about having a boat is that you have to make sure that there is no water or ice that gets into the hull during the winter months because it can damage the inside. The reason why it can damage the inside of the boat is because when water freezes it expands.
If there’s too much water in the bottom of the boat and it expands it’s going to crack the boat’s hull and make the boat useless to go on the water. You want to make sure that you have a good winter proof covering if you’re going to store the boat outside.
If by chance you do not have a winter proof covering and the boat is light enough, flip it over and put it back on the trailer. This will leave the hull exposed to the winter elements but there will be no water or ice that builds up on the inside of the boat.
You also want to make sure that you put away your lawn mowers and your grill. Your grill should be able to sit out on your deck as long as you have a nice covering for it. Some people decide the user grill all year long so they want it to be accessible all year long. Your lawn mowers are going to have to be stored for the winter months.
This is a good time to do the yearly maintenance on them such as change the oil and sharpen the blade. Since you have nothing to mow every week this will be a good time to make sure everything is in working order for next year.