A couple of weeks ago we started getting the house ready for Fall. We only have a few things to do but we have to do them.
We trimmed the big cherry blossom tree away from touching the house in the front.
I have bulbs I need to plant and I'll do those before the first freeze and then do fresh mulch while I decorate for Halloween.
We need to clean the carpets in the house and make sure the dryer vents are cleaned out.
Once we start using the heater, we'll rotate the blades on the ceiling fans to clockwise position to help keep the heat from rising.
We need to check to make sure our covered gutters don't have cracks in them and, if so, fix with caulk.
Gotta make sure the windows don't need new caulking so we can keep drafts out.
Oh...and I need to check our ice melt supply and restock it if need be to make sure we're not out in the elements with everyone else trying to get some in preparation for a storm.
And gas in our cans in case we need to run the generator this season.
Whew...and break down the deck furniture once it's too cold.
Yup...getting ready for winter around these parts! Have you started doing any fall maintenance yet? We try to keep up with maintenance because our home is our largest investment. Do you feel the same?