Fall Preparation For Home: Put Away FREE Printable Checklist

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Summer is quickly fading away into fall. I have to ensure that our home is ready for the fall and winter months every year. What do you do to prepare for Fall? We all know about spring cleaning, but do we forget about Fall putaway? Getting ready for the fall and winter seasons isn’t overly time consuming, but it certainly saves you a bunch of heartache during the cold seasons.
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Fall Preparation for Home Readiness: 

Yard Readiness

  • I’m sure it’s common sense to mow the yard one final time, but I figured I better put it on the to-do list. While you’re mowing grass, look around your yard at trees that have loose limbs and branches that need to be trimmed off.
  • Make sure you take care of those limbs because you don’t want them falling on your house due to a heavy winter storm.
  • You also need to check for trees that may need to be cut down completely. I would also consider bagging up your lawn trimmings to go into the mulch you can make over the colder seasons.

Tool Readiness

What do you do to prepare for Fall? We all know about spring cleaning, but do we forget about Fall putaway? Get your FREE printable checklist here!

Home Readiness

Getting the home ready for Fall is vital to ensuring that you are well set for the chilling months ahead. Trust me when I say, you don’t want to forget to do these things for the consequences of not doing them can become quite costly and cause loads of discomfort for everyone.

  • Check water lines. This involves checking to make sure there are no leaks anywhere. Plus, you want to ensure that any outside lines are well covered and insulated to keep them from busting during below freezing weather.
  • Clean Gutters. You do this to keep them from getting filled up with leaves, snow, and even excess water and breaking off. 
  • Clean Roof. Technically, I could have combined this with gutters, but I’ve learned from working with other crews that sometimes you have to be specific with tasks that are needed to be finished. 
  • Prepare Attic. Make sure that your external vents are sealed off to keep the home warmer. 
  • Check Windows. Be sure that all windows are free from air leaks. If they have them either caulk them or replace with new windows. (Remember, if you invest in the right kind of storm windows that they can be tax deductible.) 

I decided to create a little Fall Preparation: Put Away Checklist for you to use. If you are new to owning a home I figured it would be a resource for you to have on hand. If you’re married, then it’s a great “honey to-do list” to give to your spouse. Regardless, how you use it, I hope it benefits you in some way.

Just click here to get your FREE Fall Preparation For Home Checklist. 

Let’s talk: 

What would you add to this Fall preparation for home checklist? 


51 COMMENTS

  1. This is a very handy checklist – thank you for sharing. We usually cover all our outdoor furniture and put all the outdoor toys into the shed but never go as far as checking the gutters etc!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x
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  2. Great tips. It sounds like it gets quite cold where you live! We may get below freezing in UK but not usually until Jan/Feb but then you never know what the British weather is going to do! Would definitely agree to check the trees as ours fell in a storm at our old house. #KCACOLS

    • I’m glad you liked the list. We live in SC so it’s not overly cold here, but my wife is from OH so we combined ideas together.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  3. This is quite an intensive list i’m sure most wouldn’t have even thought of! Proper maintenance is something a lot of homeowners over look. We’ve been in our house 3 years now, and each year we re-seal the flat roof over the kitchen to prevent leaks (It leaked when it rained when we first moved in!) When I told a friend we did this they looked at me like I had 3 heads! #KCACOLS

  4. I guess we can look forward to not needing to mow the lawn again until next Spring. I think we will have to mow it a couple more times this year and that’s it.
    We live in a cold climate and have underground sprinklers, so we always have to hire the service that comes around to “blow out” the sprinklers and get all the water out of the lines so it doesn’t freeze up and burst the underground lines during the winter. That can cause major damage to sprinkler lines. #HomeMattersParty
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    • That is interesting learning about the fact that you have to do that. Down here it’s not something we’d think about. Thank you for sharing something else for others to consider adding to the list.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  5. What a great idea. I’ve never thought about prepping a home for changing seasons each season. Maybe it’s cause we don’t experience lots of change here in Texas, but when we expect a freeze there is a list of things we are recommended to do heh.

    • It is always good to think about these kinds of things IF you live where it matters. It sounds like you don’t need to worry about it.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  6. Wow, you sound super organised! I have to admit that my full preparation for fall is to hunt more regularly for spiders and cobwebs around my ceiling – they all come in this time of year. A very useful post. #kcacols

    • Glad you liked it. We live in SC and still need to prepare MORE during winter months with some of these things.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  7. So glad you linked up with us at Hip Homeschool Moms! In the South where I live, we still have more summer weather before fall arrives, but I’ll keep this checklist handy for later. 🙂

    • We live in SC. However, my wife is originally from OH and we have family up north and some of these ideas come from that frame of mind.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

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