Several things happen when seasons change over. The weather changes. The needs of your home change. And the ways that you can create a more comfortable and practical home environment change. So, as this is occurring, there are several things that you can do to stay ahead of the bell curve in terms of practical season updates.

Consider five basic and quick ones, including putting new mats out, adjusting your window shades, putting different plants around your home, doing a thorough check on the seals of your doors, and changing which sets of your tools are the most ready to grab quickly.

Put Some New Mats Out

New seasons mean new stuff being tracked inside your home. Mud, grass, snow, water, dust – it could be anything. So, before the new weather hits too hard, and in keeping with seasonal decorating as well, put out new mats in front of your doors, or professional offices if you’re in charge of that aspect of your business.

Adjust Your Window Shades

Different times of the year mean that the sun will be hitting different angles of your home, and the wind and other may be coming from different directions as well. You might also have different heating and cooling needs. So be proactive and change your shades and drapes out. And if you pick a different texture, material, or color as well, that fits with new seasonal decorating you may be doing simultaneously. A classic is to put up red or green drapes during the Christmas season.

Put Different Plants in the Windows

And with the different light and different temperatures that come from summer, spring, winter, and fall, use those opportunities to put up different houseplants in your home as well. Flowers are obviously more for summer and spring, but there are lots of great year-round plants that you can pay special attention to in the low-light months.

Do a Thorough Door Seal Check

Every season change, go through and check all the seals on your doors. Top, bottom, and around the edges. Main doors and storm doors. And don’t forget the garage doors as well! According to Easy House Remodeling, “Doing this several times a year will allow you to see potential leaks or damage before they get too severe as well.”

Change Which Tools Are At the Ready

One thing that prevents a lot of the right work getting done during certain seasons is that your tools aren’t placed conveniently. So, at the beginning of each season, put the appropriate stuff at the ready in your garage or shed. Gardening tools in the spring and summer. Snow blowers and shovels in the winter. The more prepared you are, the easier the practical work will be to do.