Take down, clean, and store holiday ornaments, decorations, and exterior lights.
Recycle your live tree or store your artificial tree.
Reorganize a closet. Pick one. Empty it. Sort by things to save, donate, sell or throw out. Take the garbage out and set donations aside the same day. Clean the closet thoroughly. Organize the stuff that belongs in that closet and put it back.
Replace drawer liners and shelf papers.
Walk the house and make a list of household repairs that can be done in a weekend. Write down things such as loose screws on drawers, doors, and furniture. Make a list of broken electrical faceplates, missing pulls or knobs, locks that need lubrication, and spots that need caulking around sinks and tubs. After you have your list, stop by 21 Country Stores and pick up all the small items you need to complete your list.
Take some time for home-environment testing. Since your house is shut tight for the winter now is a good time to complete a radon test. Find kits that test for radon, for lead, and that test the quality of your tap water. Use lead test sticks on the surfaces of any old wall paint or painted toys.
January is a good month to plan and complete those interior painting projects. Think about what rooms you want to paint and new color schemes. 21 Country Stores have more than 2500 custom colors to choose from. when using Valspar paints. Plus, we can color match other brand's forumlas.Visit our Paint & Sundries Department.
Keep up with removing snow and ice from your driveway and sidewalks. Remember, regardless of how you decide to live, your home needs to be easily accessible to fire and emergency personnel, and your mail carrier.