Fast Fixes to Get Done in Early Winter
Easy ways to improve your home during the chilly months
Use sand to boost traction on slippery stoops and sidewalks; for slick garage floors, install tread tape.
Keep salt and slush out of your foyer with an absorbent doormat and a boot scraper outside; add a mat indoors, too, for extra protection.
The markers will help you know where to stop shoveling.
Gas cooktops and ovens and wood-burning stoves and fireplaces can elevate indoor carbon monoxide levels, so make sure detectors are in working order.
Label and file warranties for big-ticket purchases before they get lost; then they'll be close at hand—just in case.
Did you upgrade your TV this holiday? For easy earnings, take old electronics to stores like Walmart, Target, or Best Buy for store credit.