Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Organizing for Autumn

Can you believe it is almost October? I sure can't! Time goes by so fast! With October upon us and the inevitable chill in the air, at least here on the East Coast, it is time to start getting organized for fall. There is a lot that goes on in the fall, especially in preparation for the holidays. But, there is also a lot of maintenance and care that needs to take place around your home. That is what we will focus on today.

~Get out the fall yard tools. Fall is the time to break out the rake and the shovel. You will need to rake up the falling leaves so they don't keep your grass from getting moisture from dew and rain. And, you need the shovels to dig up the old annual plants so you are ready to start fresh in the spring.

~Perform maintenance on appliances. Fall is a good time to vacuum and clean the air conditioning units as well as change the filters, as you won't be needing them anymore. If you use window units, it is time to take them out of the window or put a protective covering on them and make sure that the windows are sealed to avoid drafts when the cold air arrives.

~Evaluate your decorations. If you are one of those, like me, that like to decorate for every season, it is a good time to get out the decorations and purge the ones that are beginning to show wear and tear. You can only hang the old scarecrow outside so many Halloweens before he is ready to retire from being exposed to the elements.

What else do you need to do to get ready for the change of season? Make your plan now so nothing gets forgotten or skipped over.

Happy Fall!

Melissa


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