Well it’s that time of the year again! As the snow melts away the inaugural cottage visit looms larger. While it might feel a bit tedious, a well-thought-out checklist can be used every year to streamline activities for efficiency and to make sure nothing important gets forgotten. Although this checklist is quite fulsome, keep in mind that every cottage is unique and there could be other additional steps or considerations that you will want to keep in mind with your own cottage.
Many cottagers wait until the Victoria Day long weekend to open up shop but that doesn’t need to be the case. In fact, there’s a good incentive to get up before the spring bug season sets in. So when is it the right time to consider opening up the cottage? For most cottages, transportation into the cottage is a key consideration. You’ll need to monitor the weather and access conditions. It helps to keep in touch with other cottagers on the lake. Assuming your cottage isn’t winterized, you will also need to make sure water is not going to freeze in the pipes. If the weather forecast for the foreseeable future won’t be dropping below zero you should be good to go!
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