1. Take steps to remove ice dams on your roof line - Snow can back up in your gutters, therefore causing a dam. If you just use a rake and empty your gutters after a heavy snow, you'll be in good shape!
2. Check smoke and CO detectors - Even though your home may be brand new (thanks to us at Miller Construction), it is always good to double and triple-check your CO detectors around the home. With the furnace and other items running a lot more than usual, you'll want to be sure you and your family are safe.
3. Clean out your pantry - Remove stale and unwanted foods, leaving a new start and fresh area for all of those new vegetables and fresh foods.
4. Refresh play spaces - Entice your little ones that are "stuck" inside with new play spaces. Add a whiteboard or a "stage" to encourage staying moving and keeping the creativity flowing.
5. Plan home projects for the year ahead - Maybe you're adding new built-in cabinets or repainting a kids' bedroom... Plan these projects out with materials and the perfect timing and they won't seem so overwhelming. Check out Houzz.com or Pinterest to find the newest and greatest trends.
6. Give in the urge to hibernate - With the chilly nights, it's natural to want to stay home more. Add extra layers to your bedroom, throw blankets on the couch, and the tea kettle on the stove. Keep cozy!