Button Your House Up For Fall - Lara Stasiw Real Estate

We are quickly wrapped up in the coziness of the season when it comes to fall. Often we forget there are things we should be taking care of before the winter, snow & EXTREME laziness hit!

You might want to sit on your couch with your new wool blanket & cup of tea. But you’ll thank me when you can rest peacefully during a snow storm knowing your “to do’s” are done.

Not everything on this list will apply to everyone. It might remind you to remind a friend or family member though!

Indoor Checks

Equipment To Think About

  • have your heating system serviced
  • change filter & pads in your furnace, humidifier
  • clean your dryer vents

Other Indoor Items

  • check weatherproofing on windows & doors
  • check your smoke & CO detectors – change batteries if needed
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Outdoor Checks

Gutters, Roof & Chimney

  • check gutters (might need to do this one a few times as the leaves keep falling)
  • make sure your roof will hold up with the snow until Spring (if it’s an older roof)
  • have your chimney cleaned for all those cozy nights in by the fire

Outdoor Maintenance

  • close down the BBQ
  • close down the pool
  • clean & store outdoor furniture
  • clean gardening tools & maintenance items like the lawnmower
  • remove garden hoses
  • check your deck for repairs
  • freeze proof exterior faucets

Additional Items

  • check operation of garage door
  • remove items like paint that can freeze if left in the garage
  • replace burnt bulbs to avoid having to in the dead of winter
  • bring in plants that won’t last the winter months

Seasonal Preparation

  • put up Christmas lights before the cold hits!
  • make sure you have a shovel, snow melt & salt

Make sure you take some time to relax after you’ve completed everything! This list is far from all encompassing, but will hopefully be a starting point for your fall cleanup & preparation. I’d love to hear your additions in the comments!

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Lara Stasiw • Real Estate Agent & Home Design Connoisseur

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