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The Ultimate Fall Homeowner’s Checklist

August 25, 2022

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We all know just keeping track of work, your schedule, your kids’ schedules, vacations, errands, grocery shopping, etc. can be hard enough. Let alone keeping track of the little things you need to do to keep your house in tip-top shape. That’s why we put together a monthly homeowner’s checklist to help you keep track of allllll the things that will help keep your home clean, comfortable and in great shape (because we definitely want to avoid touching that emergency house fund as much as possible!). 

With fall just around the corner, we are sharing our fall homeowner’s checklist (with August thrown in, just to make sure!). 

We’ve put the full checklist into an easy-to-use PDF that you can print and hang right on your refrigerator! To access the full PDF, click here and scroll down to “Your 12-Month Home Owner’s Checklist”. If you find this checklist helpful, be sure to download the full list to keep track all year long! 

The Fall Homeowner’s Checklist

August Homeowner’s Checklist

  • Clean Refrigerator Coils
  • Clean Carpets + Floors To Get Rid Of Sand/Dirt
  • Organize The Garage And Add Shelving
  • Clean The Gutters
  • Prep Closets For Fall Wardrobes
  • Get Chair Covers And Outdoor Storage Ready
  • Chop Wood For Fall Bonfires
  • Clean Out The Summer Shoe Shelf
  • Run Sprinklers To Keep The Yard Green
  • Check Emergency Kits – Refill First Aid Supplies

September Checklist

  • Change The Oil In The Lawn Mower
  • Service Your HVAC System
  • Inspect Fire Extinguishers
  • Clean Garage And Garage Door Tracks
  • Inspect The Chimney For Loose Flashing Or Missing Mortar
  • Have Your Chimney Cleaned And Inspected
  • Make Sure Windows Are Sealed Tight
  • Schedule Furnace Maintenance
  • Clean Leather Furniture
  • Plant Mums In Pots By The Front Door
  • Stock Up On Your Favorite Fall Candle Scents

October Checklist

  • Clean Your Dryer Vents
  • Seal Your Outdoor Surfaces
  • Feed And Seed Your Lawn
  • Inspect And Clean Out Your Gutters
  • Caulk Cracks And Gaps On Exterior
  • Replace Worn Weather Stripping + Thresholds
  • Visit A Pumpkin Patch Or Apple Orchard
  • Give Your Front Porch A Fall Makeover
  • Check Carbon Monoxide And Smoke Detectors
  • Start Planning And Saving For Holiday Gifts

November Checklist

  • Check Paths, Stairs And Railings For Safety
  • Deep-Clean Bathrooms
  • Check Bathtub Caulk And Repair If Needed
  • Remove The Last Of The Fall Leaves.
  • Restock Emergency Kits For Car And Home
  • Clean Garbage Disposal
  • Lubricate Door Locks
  • Clean (And Flip) All Of Your Mattresses
  • Get A Head Start On Your Holiday Shopping
  • Make A Donation To Your Local Food Pantry
  • Order Holiday Cards + Update Your Contact List

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