As fall weather arrives each year, a sense of urgency sets in among Minnesotans. There are so many home maintenance projects to tackle before the first snowfall – where do you begin? We’ve compiled a helpful list below of five tasks to check off your fall to-do list. The best part? You’ll have plenty of time leftover to go apple-picking!
The top of our list of home maintenance projects? Focus on the tasks that are most necessary: outdoor chores. Whether you’re raking the yard, putting away patio furniture, or tending to plants that can’t withstand winter’s chill, seasonal tasks are simply non-negotiable. So, roll up those sleeves, breathe in the crisp fall air, and knock this off of your to-do list first!
Significant clean-outs aren’t just for the spring! Late fall is an ideal time to see which of your organizational systems need an overhaul. Families and people change; the things that worked last year might not cut it anymore. Use a little of your fall break to sort through that overflowing pantry, put away summer clothes, reestablish a cubby system for the kids, or give the problem areas in your home a little organizational love.
De-Clutter & Donate
While you’re busy getting organized, take the extra step to de-clutter your home. The longer we live in one place, the more junk we seem to accumulate. Furthermore, the holidays are right around the corner, which means you’re only going to get more stuff—especially if you have kids. Now is the time to de-clutter, dump, and donate!
Finish DIY Projects
After you’ve crossed-off seasonal chores, gotten things in order, and de-cluttered, the next step is finishing any lingering DIY projects. Plenty of easy fixes are possible with a little motivation, elbow grease, and inspiration! You have no idea how some of these small projects can transform your home; they’re also a fun family endeavor that gets everyone learning and working together to problem-solve.
The final fall home maintenance project on our list is one of our favorites: planning your remodel! Once the snow starts falling and winter hibernation sets in, a remodel is a great way to occupy yourself. Between browsing showrooms (ahem – like ours!), meeting with designers, and interviewing contractors, you’ll have a fun list of activities to pass those long sub-zero days!
Ready to start dreaming about or planning your next home project? Reach out to our talented team anytime – we’d love to help you invest in your home!