To-Dos: Your February Home Checklist
- Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, changing batteries as needed.
- Check the expiration date on fire extinguishers and replace as needed.
- Check emergency supply kits and restock as needed — be sure to include enough bottled water for all members of your household (at least 1 gallon per person per day for at least three days) as well as food and water for pets.
Don’t have time to prepare an entire meal in advance? You can also freeze extra cooked grains— having ready-to-go grains on hand makes a healthy bowl dinner quick to prepare (just add a roasted veggie and fresh greens).
Change furnace filters.Replacing the filters regularly helps your furnace run more efficiently and keeps the air in your home cleaner.
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Plan a getaway. Can’t take any more winter weather? Cozy up inside with your laptop and plan a getaway for spring or summer — you’ll have something fun to look forward to, and by planning early, you’ll have your pick of places to stay.