The dog days of summer are nearing their conclusion as we notice the ever shortening hours of daylight and more frequent bouts of cooler, breezy weather. This can only mean one thing – like it or not, autumn (and then winter!) will soon be here in full force, along with some necessary maintenance to your home for the change of seasons.
Before we get too far along into Halloween, homecoming games and football mode, it is a great idea to consider what work needs to be completed for your home.
A great first chore to tackle (especially if you’re into football!) is to clean all your windows and screens. Washing windows with warm, soapy water and a soft rag and quality drying towel are all that is required. Unfortunately there really is no quick and simple method for cleaning screens for the windows, but it is definitely worth your time to clean up all the grime that accumulates during the warm weather months. You can clean the screen by using the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. It will then be much easier to remove the dirt simply by using a hose or wet rag. Rinse well, remove all soap and you will be amazed at how much better your windows and screens look!
To keep screens in their best possible condition, remove them from the outside of your home and store them in a dry place until spring arrives. Of course, if you discover any holes or punctures in a screen it is advisable to get it repaired now so you will not have to deal with it six months down the line.
Other tasks, such as cleaning out your gutters, having the chimney swept and getting your furnace checked before the cold winds of November and December set in are also essential to surviving the colder months in the most possible amount of comfort.
By completing these common chores your home will look its best and inviting for trick-or-treaters, holiday visitors and all your friends who may be coming to your Super Bowl bash!