Autumn is in the air. It’s time to start dreaming about pumpkin spice, apple cider, leaves changing colors, and getting your home ready for fall.
September is the best time to get your home fall ready. It is not too hot and not bone chilling cold. Here is a list of items that you should be trying to take care of this month so that you can stay on top of your home maintenance.
Getting Ready Your Home Ready For Fall Check List
Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. – Replacing Batteries is one of the most important items on a list. You do not want to be caught off guard with an alarm that no longer works.
Wash Windows / Blinds and Hang Heavier Curtains to help hold in the heat during winter. – Hanging heavier curtains will help you to keep your heat bill down during those cold winter months.
Plant items before spring – This is the best time to get your garden spring ready by planting flower bulbs, garlic, trees, and shrubs.
Rake up all leaves. – You don’t want leaves to suffocate or spread disease to your lawn. Make sure you get them all the leaves raked up before the snow flies.
Stock up on Firewood. – This is the perfect weather to chop firewood and to make sure you are fully stocked for winter.
Check the furnace and boiler. – You never know when the cold will hit and you don’t want to leave your family in the cold. Make sure that everything is working efficiently before you need to turn it on for the year.
Clean out gutters will help prevent water damage as well as nesting places for unwanted pests.
Spray off your house before winterizing your outdoor water. During the autumn months you will find cobwebs and dirt sticking to places outside. It is good to get in one last spray down of your house, deck, porch, drive ways and sidewalks before the water is turned off for the year.