5 Chores for the Fall Season
It’s about to be the season of pumpkin spice everything. Fall is coming fast, which is amazing when summer feels like it barely started. Spring had its own list of chores, and now it’s time to tend to everything that fall holds for us. Luckily, taking care of these simple tasks now will definitely pay off in later months when you’re trying to organize for the holidays.
Tend to the lawn.
Fall is when you can reseed patchy areas of lawn, trim back unruly bushes and trees. Use a winter fertilizer to protect your greenery against chilly temperatures. And don’t forget that planting isn’t just for spring. Plant your bulbs now for spring flowers, and don’t forget to note what you’ve put in the ground. You won’t see the results for a few months!
Store outdoor furniture.
Clean before you store to avoid any mold in the spring. You’ll want to pack away cushions, umbrellas, and hammocks that won’t survive the winter otherwise. If there is no place for storage, invest in some outdoor furniture covers. Patio furniture is an investment, and you want to protect it so that you can enjoy it for years to come. Even stone or marble furniture should be covered to keep it in good shape.
Clean the grill.
While the weather is still good, take the opportunity to clean up the grill. You’ve probably used it a lot in the past few months and it could use a good scrubbing. However, this doesn’t mean you have to put away your trusty grill for the winter. Grills can withstand colder temperatures, so all you’ll need is a solid cover that can be easily removed when you want to cook outdoors.
Organize the garage.
Time to pack away the pool noodles and outdoor toys. Organize the garage so that all your summer tools and items are neatly stored. Bring fall and winter items to the forefront. You’ll want your rake and shovel handy, as well as your snowblower if you’ve got one. You can also take this opportunity to dust off winter gear, like snow shoes or sleds.
Rearrange the kitchen.
It’s about to be the season of baking and casserole dishes. Make sure that your favorite tools aren’t buried under Tupperware. You probably won’t be making much more iced tea, so those items can find their way to the back cupboards. In all the chaos of holiday cooking, you’ll be glad to have everything you need handy.
These chores won’t take long at all. You’ll be glad that you used the remaining days of warm weather to prep for the cold months approaching. The leaves will be changing color soon, which will be your hint to get cracking on this fall chore list and be ready for the new season.