- Check and clean out the gutters. Leaves can clog up the gutters, leading to water damage to your house. If your gutters are high, I would suggest paying someone to clean them.
- Mow leaves instead of raking. When leaves aren't too heavy, we chop them up with the mower. The lawn thanks us for this treat!! (As well as our shoulders and arms.)
- Rake leaves into the garden and landscaping. They will help keep weeds out and decompose, adding vital nutrients to the soil.
- Cover and store our outdoor furniture. No need to let the winter weather beat it up.
- Empty all flower pots and clean them before storing for next year. I toss the dirt into my garden.
- Checkthe window caulk. This keeps the house warmer as well as help keep out ladybugs and stink bugs.
- Check the weatherstripping around doors, including the garage doors. If worn, it gets replace.
- Drain water hoses to store in the garage. If your hose freezes, it will be destroyed.
- Bring in yard decor. No point in leaving it out all winter.
- Get the furnace serviced. Annual tune-ups lead to it running more efficiently. Plus, if anything is wrong, I'd rather find out now than when it stops working in the middle of winter.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Fall Household Tasks To Keep Things In Tip Top Shape #Fall
Fall is here and with it comes chores that can make your life easier in the long run. Here are some things I am doing around the house these days that you may want to think about doing around your house to keep things in tip top shape: