Once the weather warms up, cottage season ramps up in full force. If you’re lucky enough to be a cottage owner, that first trip up will involve a little work. Before you can start enjoying lazy days on the dock and breezy nights on the deck, or even listing your cottage for rent, you’ll be faced with opening your cottage. Start by arranging to have utilities turned back on before you arrive. Then, once you get to the cottage, follow these seven simple steps to start enjoying cottage life in no time.
- Start at the top
- Walk around
- Inspect the septic system
- Check for mold
- Check for critters
- Test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
- Make sure your cottage insurance is up to date