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Seasonal Maintenance for the Cabin

Closing up the cabin for winter? And what cabin maintenance is needed during the summer months? We answer your common questions to seasonal maintenance.

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How to Choose the Right Firewood for Your Wood Stove
Megan Schetzsle of The Cabin Diary shares with us her insider tips for choosing the right firewood for your wood stove.
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4 Tricks to Keep Bugs & Pests Out of Your Cabin
Keep cabin pests from making themselves at home with The Cabin Diary's tried-and-true tips:
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Maintaining Your Dream Home
No matter the season, log home maintenance will go a long way and keep your home looking like new for a lifetime.
How to Store Your Tools for Winter
How to Store Your Tools for Winter
Protect your tools this winter with a few simple, easy-to-do care techniques.
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why do we see such beautiful foliage in the fall? We reveal the biology behind why the leaves change color every year.
How to Make Your Basement Floors Warmer This Winter
How to Make Your Basement Floors Warmer This Winter
Do you have a cold and unattractive basement? Add this barrier to keep your place warmer.
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Your Seasonal Garden Checklist
We’ve pulled together all the information you need to keep your garden looking good, season after season
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
Containers should be fun, not work. Here are three handy tips that’ll make it easier to enjoy your containers without breaking ...
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Checklist for Winterizing the Cabin
Use these checklists to prep your cabin for the winter ahead, especially if you don’t plan to visit frequently.
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Storing Your Cabin's Gear for the Water
Design inspiration for outfitting the lakefront & storing your cabin's gear for the water.
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Maintaining Your Cabin Exterior
Tips for maintaining your beloved cabin exterior.
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Cabin Maintenance: When to Repair and When to Replace?
When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em. You know your cabin roofs are worth more than a winning hand at poker, so don’t leave its u...
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Get Your Cabin Ready for Spring
With the snow melting and the ground thawing, it’s time to get your cabin ready for the coming year. Here’s what should be on y...
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Winterizing Your Summer Toys and Tools
Winter’s coming, and the summer toys and tools should be put away properly, or they may give you trouble when it’s time to star...
The Waterline Puzzle: How to Get Water from the lake Without the Water Line Freezing
The Waterline Puzzle: How to Get Lake Water Without the Water Line Freezing
Hoping to winterize the cottage but have not figured out a way to get water from the lake to the house without the water line f...
Winterizing: TLC for Your Boat
Winterizing: TLC for Your Boat
When Old Man Winter comes knocking at your door, make sure you properly store and care for your boat.
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Should You Remove Your Dock Before Winter?
Many lake cabin owners in the Frostbelt have wrestled with this question: Should I remove my dock from the lake before winter, ...
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Snow-Covered Cabin in Winter
Closing Up the Cabin for the Season
Closing up the cabin for cold days ahead? Check and make sure you've completed everything before it's too late.