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Fall Fix-Up

Falling with grace

Ah, the first day of Fall…the breeze is blowing, the leaves are turning, and the smell of campfire is in the air…

Actually that may not be an accurate statement since, in my area of the country at least, it’s 94 degrees outside and it still feels like summer. But, Fall weather is coming! That means we need to begin preparing our homes for the cold weather.

Checklist for your Outdoor Fall Fix-Up

  • Clean gutters/downspouts and check for needed repairs.
  • Touch up exterior paint.
  • Check weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows; repair as needed.
  • Insulate outside faucets and grates.
  • Inspect fencing and repair as needed.
  • Inspect patio and decking; stain and repair as needed.
  • Clean outdoor furniture and pack away.
  • Wash exterior windows.

Checklist for your Indoor Fall Fix-Up

  • Replace batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Clean the refrigerator coils (I’ll be sharing more how to do this a little later).
  • Spring Clean” for the Fall if you are feeling extra motivated!

What would you add to the list? Have you already made your Fall Fix-Up list?

Photo Credit: memotions

  • Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect September 22, 2010, 1:13 pm

    I know this isn’t the point of your post, but that photo is gorgeous!

  • iDreamOfClean September 22, 2010, 8:43 pm

    It is isn’t it! I just wish I would have been the one to take it. Unfortunately, my photography could use a bit of improvement :-)