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.