There’s no doubt about it – Melbourne’s winter can be brutal and there is no escaping it. Luckily there are some precautions to take so old Jack Frost doesn’t catch you unawares and turn you into a quivering, huddled mess under the doona, rendering you lonely and useless, a slave to Uber Eats.

There are household preparations you can take so you can survive winter with effortless ease and maybe even enjoy the change in temperature. In this post we take a look at some of the precautionary measures you can take that will help you through the winter.

Get a Heater

This one is a no-brainer. If your home doesn’t have central heating already, you’re behind the eight ball. Buy a quality heater that will sufficiently heat your home. Also, pay attention to the energy rating as heaters have the tendency to raise the heat in your home and the price of your energy bill. A quality heater will heat your home in an efficient manner. Also choosing a heater with a 5-star energy rating will ensure that your carbon footprint is small. Your wallet and Mother Earth will thank you.

Installation of Insulation

Having insulation in your house will help keep the cold out and the warm air in. There is no point having a state of the art heater if all the heat is escaping due to a poorly insulated house. So call up your local insulation company discuss options that will be best suited to your requirements. If your house has hard floors such as tiles and hardwood try covering them up with rugs. Not only will they look great, they will provide a small amount of insulation to your floors.

Clean, Clean, Clean

In winter we spend a lot more time indoors and it’s important to keep your house sparkly clean. Not just for aesthetic reasons. Dust and particles can build up and enter the air,causing respiratory problems for people living in your house. This is even more important in winter when it’s easier to get sick. If you hate cleaning, let us do the work for you. Houseproud specialises in all forms of cleaning services and we have the tools and equipment to get your house spick and span, ready for Melbourne’s coldest month. If you have carpets, you may opt for a professional clean and our advanced carpet cleaning services will have your carpets looking and smelling like new – and most importantly free from dirt and decree.

Curtain for Certain

Curtains are a great way of adding a little bit of extra insulation around your windows. Curtains will help keep the warmth in and the cold out. It’s a generally inexpensive way to make your home nice and cosy for the winter time. The thicker the curtains, the better the insulation effect will be.

If you follow these tips you will be able to conquer the cold without resorting to wearing a billion layers while you’re at home. Melbourne may be freezing but you don’t have to be!

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