Summer is officially over. This means it’s time to start preparing your home for fall and winter mode. Now is the ideal time to start a routine checkup and make sure your home is in tip-top shape for the cold weather. Fall is the perfect time to get ahead of home care and prevent any unwanted repairs and aggravations to the home as the cool temperatures start to set in. It’s also a great time to make it nice and cozy. That is why we’ve created an easy checklist you can follow when it comes to how to prepare your home for autumn.
It’s time to start preparing your home for fall and winter mode
There are some essential tasks you need to check off from your fall to-do list. Now that you have taken care of your summer home, the lawn, and garden, it’s time to give some care to your home. Fall is time for cozy nights in front of the fireplace. However, before you can enjoy these peaceful moments, it’s first time to take care of some things. Check out our checklist.
There are some essential tasks you need to check off from your fall to-do list
A well-insulated home can help keep you warm and significantly reduce your energy bills. This is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make your home draft-proof, energy-efficient and keep it warm during the cold months. Check if your windows are sealed properly or if there are nay cracks and if needed seal them. It’s also a good idea to line any gaps between the door, and it’s frame. If you see ant place which can cause heat to get out and cold to come in – fix it.
A well-insulated home can help keep you warm and significantly reduce your energy bills
#Fall Prep The Entryway
While fall can be beautiful, it can also be a bit of a pain. Everybody loves coming inside their warm and inviting homes from the chilly outside weather. However, the cold also means muddy floors, a slipping hazard, heavier coats and a ton of water being brought inside. That’s why it’s important to prep your entryway in advance. This means adding slip-proof mats for getting mud and water off the shoes, add a shoe rack, maybe even a seating area to easily get off the heavy winter boots. It’s also a good idea to add some extra clothing racks and ensure they are sturdy, as winter coats, hats, and scarfs get extra heavy. Another good idea to protect your beautiful floors is to add a seasonal rug that can take most of the seasonal abuse.
Add a seasonal rug and a place to sit
You may have heard of spring-cleaning, but fall is also a great time to give your home a good deep-clean. Start with your carpets as they insulate and keep the room cozy and warm. However, they can also hold a ton of moisture, dirt, and debris if left untended too long. All of these lead to mold. And there is plenty of moisture during the cold months you don’t want to add. So, make sure to get the carpets cleaned, so no additional moisture can be held. Also take care of cleaning the windows, the kitchen, the washing machine, the dishwasher, the curtains, the bathroom and any places you may be usually forgetting. It’s also not a bad idea to declutter and clean out the gutters.
Fall is also a great time to give your home a good deep-clean
Why not refresh your indoor lighting. Since the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, this means you’ll be using indoor light more and more. That’s why now is a great time to consider changing up your old lightbulbs with new energy-efficient one. This will not only help you save money, but they also last longer.
Now is a great time to consider changing up your old lightbulbs with new energy-efficient one
#Smoke Detector Control
While this isn’t necessarily a fall task, it is something most people push back until the end of the year. This may be because we start spending more of our time inside rather than outside, and it’s important to stay safe. Make sure to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in order to ensure the safety this fall. Also make sure to push the test button afterwards to ensure they work properly.
Make sure to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
#Bring Out Fall Supplies
It’s time to put away the summer cooling gear and bring in the fall supplies. In place of the freestanding fan or AC unit, bring in a portable space heater or any other heating appliances. It’s also best to ensure you have plenty of supplies such as fuel. This can include firewood, oil and so on. It’s also a good idea to bring out all the warm clothes and blankets out from storage.
It’s time to snuggle in cozy blankets
While the fireplace is a beautiful and warm spot to hang around during the cold months, before you can fire it up, it’s first time to do some proper care. Make sure that the chimney and fireplace are clean and ready to go. Do this by lining the area with some newspaper and dispose of any loose ashes with a broom and shovel. Then clean off the soot with a wire brush. You can remove any remaining soot with some warm water, baking soda and a sponge. It’s recommended for them to be inspected every fifty burns to ensure it’s ready and safe to use.
Make sure that the chimney and fireplace are clean and ready to go before snuggling up
Nobody wants to be dealing with renovations during the cold months. And if left untreated now some minor fixes can quickly turn into big problems. So, don’t ignore even the smallest of issues. Make sure you fix them now.
Make any minor renovations now
This was how to prepare your home for autumn. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can prepare your home and enjoy the cold weather without worrying about any unexpected problems.
This was how to prepare your home for autumn