Winter Home Tips from FOX 47 and Menards
As we look ahead to the upcoming months of winter, along with planning for the holiday season, there are several questions homeowners have about being prepared.
When it comes to the holidays, decorating the home can really put everyone in the holiday spirit. But questions often arise: should I use real greenery or go the artificial route? What is the benefit of using LED lights, especially as LED choices are becoming more plentiful in stores?
And in thinking beyond the holiday season, homeowners in Michigan know that it's important to be prepared for the possibility of snow fall, power outages, and dropping temperatures.
Andrew Ward of Menards Lansing West location walked us through these topics and more, giving tips for all homeowners considering these types of questions.
When it comes to going for live greenery versus artificial, Andrew says he's a fan of the real thing - and there's no reason to be worried about dropping pine needles or greenery drying out. Watch the video to see what Andrew has to say about helping to keep that greenery looking good all season long.
If you still prefer artificial, Menards carries a variety of trees and decorations in different colors, heights, and styles in their Enchanted Forest section.
Although we haven't had our first big winter storm of the season, Andrew tells us it's never too soon to be prepared. Make sure your snowthrower is ready to go, and have gas on hand.
If you don't want to spend another cold moment in the house without power after a storm, investing in a generator might give you peace of mind heading into the winter season.
Get all of Andrew's tips in our video, filmed at Menards.
We hope you have a safe and happy winter season!