For some handyman types, winter is the slow season. It’s too cold out there to do anything, so we sit around inside watching TV, wishing there was something to build or fix. But there are actually some great handyman projects that are just perfect for the colder months of the year. Here are some things you can do during the winter.
Winter Is Tree Trimming Season
The cold months of the year are usually when folks call a handyman to do their tree trimming. If you’ve got branches going everywhere, this is a good time of year to get them cut because there aren’t any leaves or foliage to deal with. Tree trimming can be done at any time during the season, but it’s best to get it done before the first thaw. This depends on where you live, but it will usually be February or March. Once things thaw out, buds will start popping up quickly.
Clean Your Gutters And Roof
One of the most important and pain-saving handyman jobs you can do this winter is to clean up the roof. Now, you don’t want to be walking around on an icy roof in sub-zero temperatures, but you don’t need to. Just get your best ladder and put it up. Get up there and clean whatever you can reach, especially the gutters. All those fallen leaves and whatever other junk is going to be all wet and compacted this spring when everything thaws. Do it over the winter and save you the trouble.
It’s Cold Out There – Work Inside
Winter is a great time to do indoor projects. Save up all those things you want to do inside the house and work on them when it’s cold outside. For example, do some painting, change your light fixtures, put in some new carpeting. These are all things you can do inside and they help the winter months pass. You can even use these cold months to go through stuff in the garage and closets and get them cleaned out.
Kitchen Renovation For All Those Big Meals
A great time to get your kitchens redone is when the holidays are approaching. Whether it’s a little bit of simple remodeling or something bigger, like new counters, you’ve got to get your kitchen into shape. There’s going to be lots of cooking and eating going on! The kitchen’s full of small projects that you can do to improve this space for all the great food that’s going to be eaten.
When It Starts To Thaw, Install A Deck
The end of the winter season is the time of year when handyman services are really useful. Once everything starts to thaw, we’re already thinking about the summer months. This is why the second half of winter is when lots of people decide to install decks. If you’ve already got a deck, this is the time when you’ll want to fix it up with any needed repairs. You’ll want to get it ready for all the barbecues and nice spring evenings.
Winter is actually a great time for fixing up the house and yard. Try some small handyman projects during these months and it’ll not only get things done – it’ll also give you something to do!