As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly; A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.
As you’re enjoying the last bits of summer, make sure that your home is prepared for the coming fall season.
Some examples of what you can do to get your home ready for fall are:
-Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the filter.
-If your home has central air conditioning, it may be necessary to cover your outdoor unit for winter. If you use window air conditioning units, remove them or cover to prevent air leaks.
-Put away seasonal furniture. Clean and store seasonal outdoor furniture. Remove and clean cushions. Wash and dry furniture and store in a dry place over winter.
-Close the pool. If you have a pool and live in an area where temperatures dip, schedule a service to come and close it for the season or if you know how, buy the supplies and do it yourself.
-Organize the shed. As your shed is filling up with summer items in storage it’s a good time to organize and clean out the shed. Move summer items to the back and winter stuff up front for better access. Also, remove any liquids that will freeze.
-Clean the garage. Since you’re in the garage prepping for fall, you might as well purge, organize and clean it while you’re there!
-And of course, DÉCOR!!! The best part of fall is pulling out the warm orange and brown blankets, the coffee mugs, sweatpants, and cozy pillow!
When the chilly weather approaches you and your home will be ready!!!