The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisper, and pumpkin spice is back! Summer is winding down, and all signs are pointing to autumn. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Here are our top tips for getting your home ready for fall!
Organize the tool or garden shed.
This is often an overlooked area from season to season and can become a major hassle to organize when the temperature drops. Take the time to clean and store your summer garden tools and outdoor furniture.
Make room for your car in the garage.
One in four Americans can't fit their car into their garage because it's too cluttered. Take some time in the warmer weather to clean and organize your garage. Install freedomRail® Garage and easily rearrange it from summer to fall to accommodate your changing storage needs.
Clean out your gutters.
We all dread it, but it must be done. Get out all the leaves, nests, and debris to protect your roof and home.
Create a mudroom in your entryway or garage.
Stop clutter before it enters the home with a mudroom. Kids can quickly hang their jackets and backpacks and kick off their shoes before trekking dirt further into the home.
Freshen up your filter.
Clean or replace your dirty furnace filter. Your allergies will thank you for it. And while you're at it, have a professional inspect your furnace so you are good to go when it comes time to turn on the heat.
Deep clean the kitchen.
Give your kitchen some love to keep it working efficiently and looking amazing. Clean out your pantry and get rid of expired foods.
Check for drafts around windows and doors.
Inspect the area around windows and doors for any visible gaps or cracking in the caulking. Repair by sealing up the cracks with a fresh layer of caulk. Hire a professional if you don't feel comfortable doing this yourself.
Rake up the leaves.
While the blanket of leaves may look beautiful, snowy areas can inhibit growth during spring if you leave too many leaves on your lawn during winter.
Enjoy the weather!
Don't forget to seize the season! Sit back with a warm cup of apple cider and a comfy blanket and watch the colors change.
As you make your fall preparations for your home, make sure your closets are ready, too. freedomRail can be adjusted instantly to make room for fall boots and long coats. Design your perfect closet today, or find a dealer near you.