Batten down the hatches, seal up the drafty windows, and cozy up your casa. It’s time to winterize.
Have you perfected a gutter cleaning technique? Figured out how to save mad cash by making your own chimney balloons? Maybe your pipe-wrapping skills are legendary in the tri­-state area. Don’t keep those polished techniques and carefully crafted projects hidden from the world one second longer!
Show us how you prepare your home, tools, pet structures, vehicles, and garden for winter by entering the Winterize Challenge, for a chance to win a Makita cordless 7­piece combo kit that includes a drill, driver, grinder, and saws.

Winter is coming. (Australia, South Africa, we see you down there. Enjoy sipping piña coladas in the sunshine while we protect ourselves from the grip of winter’s icy fingers.)

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The Winterize Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty-five runner up winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 22, 2014 and Nov 24, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Winterize Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.