Just got an email from Cottage Country, about closing down the cottage for the season and thought you might like some ideas.
The task seems daunting to the average cottager. But, it's not so bad. Here's a check list to make things easy for you.
■Make sure you have your security system in place.
■Void all water pipes to avoid freezing.
■Shut down the propane.
■Remove all food, and anything that may attract animals.
■Defrost and unplug the refrigerator.
■Place an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator to keep odors away.
■Scatter moth balls in the attic and anywhere small animals or bugs might gather.
■Anti-mildew boxes can be purchased inexpensively to help prevent dampness.
■Cover windows with shades for storm protection and theft prevention.
■Store the barbecue.
■Store patio furniture.
■Make sure all garden tools are safely put away to help prevent break-ins.
■Check the sump pumps to ensure they're working.
■Organize snow removal.
■Tell your neighbors you're done for the season, and be sure to leave your home phone number so they can reach you if necessary.
■Take summer pictures of your cottage to use for advertising purposes.
Thought these were a good idea...so thank cottagecountry.ca