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Fall has arrived and if you’re like me, you’re looking for fall maintenance tips your home needs this year. Every year in the spring, I promise myself I’m going to keep up with yard work so that fall maintenance isn’t quite so overwhelming. Most of the time, my plans fall short. I really need to put together a fall home maintenance schedule I can stick to. I
Fall Maintenance Tips Your Home Needs
There are quite a few fall chores that should be done to keep your home happy and attractive. Some of these tasks are large and usually done by professionals like cleaning your chimney or servicing your furnace. But, there are many home maintenance tips that you can handle by yourself. Here are a few things to put on your fall maintenance checklist.
- Rake leaves
- Get trees and shrubs ready for cold weather
- Clean downspouts and gutters
- Complete outside home repairs
- Seal holes and gaps to prevent mice from entering
- Examine stairs, driveway, and walkways for damage.
- Shut off exterior hoses.
- Stock up on winter supplies like rock salt, birdseed, and an extra snow shovel.
Turn off Outdoor Water
Now is the time to turn off and put away any outdoor water sources. This means that your outdoor spigots need to be turned off and your garden hoses should be drained and stored until next year. Remember, your sprinkler system also needs to be drained and put away. While you’re at it, make sure that your gutter and drain spout are free of leaves and debris to avoid costly buildups over the winter.
Before colder weather arrives, be sure to check the seals around your windows and doors for leaks. You’ll want to weatherize these areas to help keep the warm air in and the cold air out this winter. This step will also help to keep your home heating bills down. For those looking to save money, pay particular attention to these types of fall maintenance tips. You would be surprised at how quickly you can lose money if you don’t weatherize your home properly.
Once the temperatures have dropped, it’s time to do your final fall yard cleanup. Remove any dead annual flowers from your garden. Deadhead your perennials. Rake your leaves and get your woodpile in order if you heat with wood. This year, I’m making yard cleanup easier with the Simplay3 Easy Haul Flat Bed Cart. The easy tilt design provides motion balance over variable terrain like our backyard. No more accidentally tipping over the wheelbarrow as I move it around the yard. It hauls over 200 pounds and has heavy-duty 13″ roto plastic wheels. This is perfect not only for yard cleanup but for bringing our firewood to the door.
There are many small repairs that may need to be done from replacing a board on your stairs to installing a new mailbox. Our mailbox was being held together by duct tape, and I knew it wouldn’t last another year. This time, I decided to get a mailbox that would really last like the Simplay3 Classic Home Mailbox. This mailbox is built to last and has traditional yet rural styling that really complements our home. It offers easy mailbox installation over a new or existing 4×4 post. And, heavy-duty magnets keep the doors closed and secure, keeping mail dry and safe.
Other fall maintenance tips
Before the temperatures get too cold this year, make sure that you take a look outside and take care of any fall maintenance that needs to be done. If you need to replace your wheelbarrow, garden cart, mailbox or other home and garden products, Simplay3 has a variety of well-made, durable products to suit your needs. Investing in quality products can make it easier to complete these fall maintenance tips.
Looking for more fall home articles? Why not check out these basement maintenance tips. Or complete a few DIY backyard projects before the weather gets too cold. Hae you considered natural fall decorating ideas for your door? it’s time to start decorating for the fall holidays.
So, why not check out these end of summer home maintenance tips for a few more ideas.
What do you do to get your home ready for fall? I’d love to hear a few of your fall maintenance tips.
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