Is Your Home Ready for Fall?

So long sweet summer, it’s time to welcome fall – and everything that comes with it. We say goodbye to mojitos and watermelon lemonade and say hello to pumpkin spice, well, everything. By the time fall comes around, most of us are ready for the change, but have we gotten our home ready for the cooler, damper weather? Keep reading below as we look at five ways to make sure your home is ready for fall.

Check Your Chimney

Cozy nights around the fireplace can be really special, but before we get too cozy, it’s important that we check our chimneys to make sure it’s ready to be used. Chimneys should be inspected every year to avoid fire from the buildup of creosote or soot, so make sure you have a professional come out to make sure your fireplace is in tip-top shape.

Make Sure Your Tools Are Ready for the Colder Months

Just like in the summer when it’s essential to get your lawnmower and other lawn maintenance tools ready, you should do the same for your fall and winter equipment. Be sure to look at your snow blower to ensure it’ll be working in time for that first big snow. Make sure your space heater is ready for those chilly nights ahead. Now is a great time to make sure everything is ready to go for when you need it.

Prepare Your Garden and Bring in Summer Plants

You worked hard to get your garden looking great for the spring and summer, so don’t stop there. It’s important that your garden is ready for the colder months ahead. Bring in any herbs or summer plants that aren’t meant for the cold. It’s also a good time to remove any dead or dying plants from your garden, that way you will have less maintenance when the new seasons arrive.

Rotate Your Closet

It’s time to put away your swimsuits and start getting ready for sweater weather. Rotating your closet can help you locate your fall and winter clothes easier and can help you make room in your closet by getting rid of any clothes you no longer wear.

Locate Any Drafts Around Windows and Doors

Depending on where you live, fall and winter might bring with them high electricity bills due to heating your home. Don’t let your hard-earned money slip through the cracks. Check the windows and doors in your home to make sure there aren’t any gaps or spaces allowing cold air inside. Once you locate any problem, new weather stripping or rope caulk may be all you need to fix the issue.

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