Get Ready for Winter
Don't let the winter weather catch you unprepared. Here are eight things that you can do now to get ready for winter
Build Up Your Stockpile
You never know when bad weather's going to keep you at home. Build up your stockpile now, and you'll be ready for whatever winter brings:
Inventory and Test Your Snow-Clearing Equipment
Pull out your snow shovel and your snow blower/thrower, and make sure everything is ready for another season. Restock your de-icer and rock salt, if you're running low. Then, make sure everything is in a spot that's easy to get to. If you own a generator, now is also a good time to test it.
Protect Your Patio Furniture
Bring your patio furniture in for the winter, or cover it up to protect it from the elements. You'll save yourself clean up time in the spring and keep your furniture looking nice longer.
Tip: Don't forget about your grill and any planters that you have around the yard. They'll benefit from protection, too.