Does a Wet Winter = A Wet House?


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Dear Moss Building & Design,

Winter is coming! I’m concerned about the potential snow, ice, and gunk that will come into my house along with my kids. Any tips on keeping my house as dry as possible this winter?


Dear Dulles Mom,

We understand! Nothing like grabbing an old beach towel for the kids’ boots, gloves, snow pants, etc. Plus, the dog’s mess and dirt too!

If you don’t have a mudroom where people can leave their items to dry off on flooring like tile (not hardwood or carpet!), definitely keep a thick towel or two for items to be laid on upon house entry. You want to protect your floors as much as possible so if a towel isn’t possible (and/or won’t stay in place), invest in some good quality, highly absorbent drying mats.

Boots dry best when elevated, so consider a shoe rack for wet boots (the same goes for gloves, don’t leave them flat where the moisture just sits — try to prop them up somehow). If you can hang up scarves and coats as soon as possible, they will dry faster and create less of an effect.

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a wet winter, so be prepared!


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