It's that time of year again when all those beautifully colored leaves become an item on your "to do" list before the holiday decorations go up.  Please see the Fall Check List help you stay organized and get the work done before ths now falls.

Homeownership comes with its share of routine seasonal tasks and chores. But keeping track of what needs to be done — and when — can
be a challenge. To help homeowners stay on top of their maintenance projects, home improvement retailer Lowe’s offers easy-to-follow
checklists for each season of the year and covers both inside and outside chores. Get your home ready for fall and winter with these tasks:

Indoor Tasks:
 When you turn clocks back, change the batteries in smoke and carbon
monoxide detectors.
 Install weatherstripping where needed around the windows.
 Have the furnace professionally inspected.
 If needed, set traps for rodents.
 Dust blinds and vacuum curtains throughout the house.
 Clean kitchen and bathroom cabinets and throw away outdated food,
medicine and cosmetics.
 Change or clean furnace filters. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to
determine how frequently the filters should be replaced.
 Clean kitchen appliances inside and out, including refrigerator coils.
 Maintain clean drains by adding one-half cup of baking soda followed by
one-half cup white vinegar. After 10 minutes, flush with boiling water.
Outdoor Tasks:
 Clean gutters and downspouts.
 Inspect the roof and chimney for cracks and
damage, and have them repaired.
 Rake and shred leaves to use as mulch or dispose
of them.
 Close or install storm windows.
 Remove hoses from spigots and drain, and store indoors, coiled and flat.
 Store outdoor furniture and cushions.
 Walk around the house to check for open crawl space vents and close them
before cooler temperatures set in.
 Cover your central air conditioning unit, and remove and store window air
 Clean and store garden tools.