September Home Checklist

September is a busy month for many of us. The kids are gearing up for the first day of school. Last-minute long weekend plans are being confirmed and everyone is trying to soak up the final few weeks of summer. So, on this, the last day of August, we thought we’d help you with your home maintenance checklist for September. With cooler climates looming, you’ll be taking refuge once again inside your home. Before life goes back into full swing, take advantage of the final lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer and give your home some TLC.

Ensure proper covering for patio furniture and grill.

For those who won’t be storing their outdoor furniture and barbecue indoors, make sure you have proper covering to protect items from outdoor elements. This doesn’t mean you won’t pull out that grill multiple times in the next few months, but taking proper care now will mean less of a cleaning and maintenance headache next summer.

Add weather stripping to windows.

Replace old weather stripping that has loosened with new material to cut down on drafts and water damage.

Inspect the roof.

Now’s the time to make sure your roof is in tip top shape. A professional roofer can check for damaged shingles and worn out seals around vent pipes and chimneys.

Source a few fall-blooming plants for the front and back of the home.

Fall has several beautiful blooms to choose from. A pop of colour here and some foliage there is an easy facelift for the outside of your home.

Inspect the chimney.

Chimneys should have regular cleanings and inspections to remove any built-up creosote that can lead to a house fire.

Take advantage of final summer sales.

Most stores are now carrying their full fall stock, but there are still many summer items just sitting on clearance shelves waiting to be snagged at discount prices. From patio furniture and grills to outdoor lighting and garden décor, now’s the time to stock up for next year.

Consider new bedding for a new season.

Give your bedroom a refresh with a new set of linens.

Create an organized space in your home where kids can do homework and store school supplies.

It can be hard to get back into a study groove after a fun-filled summer. An organized space that is quiet and inviting could be the motivation your child needs to crack open those books. Consider a few shelves for storage and a spacious desk with great lighting.

Enjoy the final weeks of summer and get excited for what’s to come this September!

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