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Winter Visits – Do they harm your cottage?

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The snow is now on the ground throughout cottage country and it will undoubtedly stay here until the spring. Many cottagers venture up to their un-insulated or lightly insulated summer cottages to enjoy the beauty of nature during the winter months. What you do not realize is that these sporadic winter visits can actually cause quite a bit of damage …

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Keeping Your Cottage Safe

How To Keep Your Cottage Safe

It is definitely the season for winterizing summer cottages and recreational homes in cottage country. Ensuring your cottage deters crooks in the off season is an important, and often ignored part of winterizing any home.  There are several universal tips for making your cottage as safe from break ins as possible. Here they are: 1. Lock Everything It sounds straight forward …

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Closing the Cottage – Indoor Edition

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Closing you cottage for the winter is always an ordeal. It is a weekend process that requires the whole family. But if it is not done properly, opening the cottage in the spring will be a nightmare. Thanksgiving is normally the time people will close their cottage. But this year, since the fall has been so beautiful in the Near …

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SPRING CLEANING AT THE COTTAGE

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With the snow on the ground finally melting and winter giving way to spring there is no shortage of home maintenance to be done in cottage country. If you are looking for chores to do around your country home – start with the fireplace or wood stove. At the end of a long winter filled with roaring fires, it is …

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