Pumpkins on porches, orange leaves on the curb, and that cold breeze on your skin – October is definitely here! 🎃
Enjoy this month’s harvest to the fullest, get some exercise in the brisk air, but mostly importantly, prepare your home for the winter. Here’s our October Home Maintenance Checklist!
Decorate for Halloween
First things first. This is not an option. You gotta decorate for Halloween. Start early if you want to get the most out of your decorating! Get some pumpkins from the local farmers’ market, check the garage for old decorations to recycle. Make sure to dust the cobwebs first. Or maybe not?
Review your fire safety plan
October is fire safety month so it is only diligent to review or create a fire safety plan for your home.
First, make sure your fire extinguisher is in working condition and is easily accessible from your kitchen or wherever there are fire hazards. Second, identify and make sure everyone knows where the safety exits are in case of emergencies. Third, have an emergency kit ready with essential supplies and first aid.
Get cold weather ready
Test the sum pump, insulate the pipes, cover or store outdoor furniture and grill. If you have additional lawn space, make sure to winterize your yard by doing the following: Put your perennial garden to bed, stow the hose and shut off the faucet, rake them pesky leaves and do a final mowing.
Deep clean your bathroom
You gotta deep clean your bathroom. There isn’t any special reason to do this task this month – but might as well have a clean bathroom right? Make sure to clean the shower head and clean and wash the shower curtain/doors. Refresh the dingy grout. Clean countertops, sink, and toilet. And degerm the bathroom vent.