A Change in Season
Cooler fall temperatures mean you’re likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up the inside and the outside can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead.
Tidy Outdoor Spaces
Before stashing your lawn care equipment, give your home and landscape some end-of-season attention. Use a power washer to clean lawn furniture and store it away from the elements or use covers to protect it. Clean out gutters and remove debris from flower beds to encourage proper drainage.
Check for Repair Projects
Give your home a thorough inspection to identify any problems that need attention before cold weather sets in. Look for concerns like loose shutters or siding, cracked or loose shingles, cracks and gaps around doors and windows that may allow moisture or cold air to creep in. Severe weather and cycles of freezing and thawing can exacerbate these problems, so it’s best to make repairs before they result in major damage.
Eliminate Dirt and Dust
Moving indoors, take time to remove any dirt and grime that has accumulated. Wash textiles like curtains and rugs. Wipe down kitchen and bathroom surfaces with an antibacterial solution. Dust other parts of the house, including blinds, windowsills, baseboards and other hard-to-reach places.
Promote Air Quality
In addition to keeping floors clean and allergens under control, there are other steps you can take to promote better air quality while you’re spending more time indoors. Scheduling service for your furnace can help ensure it’s in good condition before cold weather hits. This is also a good time to replace your air filter and consider a duct cleaning. Take time to clean ceiling fans and reverse the blades so the air circulates but fans don’t create a chilling effect.
Swap Seasonal Essentials
A new season brings change, whether it’s simply swapping out your wardrobe or gearing up for a chilly winter and a busy holiday season. Make time to put away out-of-season clothes and other necessities to make room for the things you’ll need for the winter months. Keep only the things you need and store the rest to help keep clutter under control.
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