Preparing Your Home for Fall

The changing of the seasons when summer ends, and fall arrives is one of the best times of the year. Fall is a season that brings so many dramatic changes, and is a busy time for celebrations, too. Soon the long, hot days of summer will be gone for another year.  It is time to turn your attention to fall and to start making preparations. It is time to look forward to eating pumpkin pie, drinking spiced coffees, and spending cozy evenings at home. Fall is definitely a season that brings a sense of hygge to the house. (Hygge  –  Danish concept that cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life.) 

 

 

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Fall Maintenance Tips & Checklist With Autumn Bucket List

It is hot and steamy here in Florida, and I’ve been staying inside and keeping busy with projects and home maintenance.  There are some things that I do each fall like changing filters, checking batteries in smoke detectors, CO monitor, etc.  Because it’s so hot, I’m starting early this year.  Depending on where you live in the country, most folks  probably have a couple of months of good weather left before the temperature drops. That means now is a great time to create a plan and take some precautions in getting ready for the new season.  Living in Florida, I don’t have to do a lot of autumn prevention like up north.  When I lived in Michigan, there was a longer list to protect and maintain equipment before the snows came.   Here are some basic tips for fall maintenance. I’m including a printable Fall Maintenance Checklist and Autumn Bucket List for fun. Some of these items may be done now, in September, or even October.  

 

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