Winter Home Maintenance To-Do List

Danny Lipford checking insulation in home's attic.

Winter is here and with it comes a whole new set of tasks designed to keep your home in good shape during the cold weather ahead.

From cleaning and organizing to insulation and weather stripping, our winter home maintenance to-do list will help get your home in tip-top shape for the holidays.

Read on to find out how to maintain your home this winter both inside and out!


  1. Last year my wife and I purchased a foreclosed 3 bedroom ranch style home mainly because I am a paraplegic & this was the best style home for my situation. We have ramps installed & also remodeled the 1st floor bathroom for my use. We would like to know if there is a way to widen the the bedroom doors for my wheelchair & as our laundry room is in the basement; can we install some sort of glider so I can get downstairs and use those facilities?

  2. love to watch your show if I wake up early enough on Saturdays, you have very helpful ideas but lots of these are mostly things men need to do, any good suggestions for women who have to do home maintenance & upkeep? Also is there another day you come on a little later that I might catch your shows more often? Thanks Marlene Singletary

  3. For Bishop Pennington who uses a wheelchair: you might solve your problem with the bedroom door by installing a set of offset hinges. They allow the door to swing out of the jam when opened and you can gain a couple inches of clearance. The are not very expensive and all you need is a screwdriver and someone to remove the old hinges and screw these in place. Regarding the laundry room downstairs, you need a chair lift. You should investigate the various models and see which one would meet your need the best. You might even find one on the resale market that has been removed where no longer needed. Good luck!


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