Preparing Your Home For Fall
Tuesday Oct 10th, 2023
Believe it or not but it’s time to prepare your home for the winter season. Now is the time to make sure that your home & property are ready for the cold weather. As the days get shorter, make sure that your outdoor lights are working, don’t forget the lights at the side door and by the walkways. This will not only make it easier for your family & guests to access your home, it can deter unwanted visits from both animals and humans.
With winter coming you want to make sure your furnace is in tip top shape. Scheduling an annual maintenance visit may be necessary. At the very least changing your filter is a good idea. If you have a fireplace you should make sure it’s in good working order too. It’s probably a good time to stock up on wood and make sure it’s accessible for when you want to use it.
Making sure you're ready for the snow and ice is a good idea too. Dig out your snow shovels and make sure they are easily accessible for that first snowfall. Are you stocked up with deicers to deal with icy walkways? While you’re at it, you could make sure you’re ice scrapper’s in the car.
Changing the direction of ceiling fans can make a big difference too. Change the direction to clockwise, that will help bring the warmer air down to your level. Not only will this make you more comfortable but it can help reduce your energy bills.
The fall is a great time of year to make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries. Please visit our blog ‘Smoke Alarms: Everything You Need to Know’ for more information.
Preparing your garden for the winter isn’t just about shutting off the water and throwing mulch on your flower beds. Pruning your shrubs, bushes and trees can only help lead to a more healthy garden, security experts recommend it too. Visit our blog ‘Last Chance: Winter Garden Checklist’ for lots of great tips on how to prep your garden for winter.
Now that you’ve got all the mandatory stuff out of the way check out our blog ‘Fall Decor Trends 2023’ we’ve got some fresh ideas on how to kick up your home’s look for fall.