Tuesday, September 15, 2009

book of seasons: autumn chore list

  • clean out garage
  • winterize car
  • clean garden tools
  • check garage door opener and hinges
  • clean outdoor furniture
  • check toilet tank for leaks: put a small amount of food coloring in the tank and let sit 1/2 hour. If there's color in the bowl, there's a leak to repair
  • get out rake, rock salt, snow shovel and de-icer
  • put winter emergency kit and supplies in car
  • clean out the medicine cabinet
  • update emergency contact list
  • review magazine subscriptions
  • take clothes to dry cleaner
  • pack away summer clothes
  • buy holiday cards
  • write a list of fun things to do in Autumn and calendar them
  • empty each room of clutter
  • empty the computer's recycle bin
  • check caulk around windows and doors
  • drain and store garden hose
  • wash windows inside and out
  • turn mattresses
  • launder bedding
  • prep for holiday baking: clean and organize kitchen cabinets; stock up on basic baking supplies
  • clean behind fridge
  • inspect washer hoses for wear
  • furnace inspection
  • buy a winter's supply of furnace filters
  • drain sediment from hot water heater

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