With residents of cold regions preparing for snow, plus all the holidays and social gatherings, December is a notoriously busy month. But with a little preparation (and some extra time carved out for finding your Zen), you can savor the best of the season, whether it’s winter walks or hot cocoa. Check off these tasks for a less hectic, more harmonious month.
Things to Check Off Your List in an Hour or Less
Disconnect hoses. If it freezes in winter where you live, now is the time to shut off the water supply to your outdoor faucets. After shutting off the water, turn on the faucets outside to allow any water left to drain out. Then disconnect garden hoses, drain the water and roll them up to store indoors until spring.
Tackle These Tasks Over a Weekend
Maintenance and Extras to Budget for This Month
Spruce up indoor play areas. If you have kids at home, harsh winter weather can mean more playtime indoors. Stave off cries of “I’m bored!” with a spruced-up play space. A bit of reorganizing and a few simple purchases (like a giant roll of paper and fresh markers) can make your same old space feel like new.