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Nine tips for closing up your cabin for the off-season

Oct 12, 2019 02:26PM ● By Editor
 From Edina Realty - Posted:  October 12, 2019

Follow these nine steps as you close up your cabin for the winter:

  1. Bring in the dock. You may have to hire some help.
  2. Winterize the boat yourself, or take it to your local marina.
  3. Dry out and store fabric accessories (life jackets and cushions).
  4. Check your windows for air leaks.
  5. Check rafters and eaves for critter entry points.
  6. Bleed the pipes and shut off the water supply.
  7. Vacuum and check the furnace.
  8. Unplug every appliance, big and small.
  9. Hire a caretaker to check in while you’re gone
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