November Home Checklist

    November is the time of year to get things serviced for the winter months. Water heaters, furnaces and flues have a way of “acting up” during the winter. Here is a handy checklist to help you “winterize” your home and outdoor living space. Happy Fall, Y’all!

     

    Chattanooga Property Shop Fall Cleaning Checklist 

     

     

    Indoors

    Main Living Areas

    Vacuum drapes and window treatments, upholstered furniture

    Have rugs and carpet professionally cleaned

    Wash interior windows

    Stock up on air exchange filters

    Vacuum all air registers

    Straighten and organize linen closet

    Text carbon monoxide and smoke detectors

    Schedule furnace checkup and replace filters

    Sweep the fireplace (if wood burning) and schedule to have flue checked and repaired if necessary

    Drain sediment from water heater

    Replace dryer exhaust  tube and clean vent

    Kitchen

    Clear out kitchen drawers, pantry and cabinets, purging unwanted and expired items. Wipe down both interior and exterior with hot soapy water.

    Vacuum refrigerator condenser coils

    Wash light fixture globes and wipe down light switches

    Bedrooms

    Remove all bedding and wash, switching to cozy winter bedding

    Vacuum mattress and turn for even wear

    Clean out closet, send all spring summer clothing to dry cleaners and store, donate worn items.

     

    Outdoors

    Check weather stripping on doors and windows

    Clean exterior windows

    Clean and store patio furniture

    Drain and store garden hose

    Install faucet insulation covers on all outdoor faucets

    Clean gutters

    Buy salt or ice melt for walks

    Winterize garden by cutting back all annuals and pruning perennials

    Clean and store all garden tools

    Clean and organize garage, purging unneeded items and making room for your car

     

     

     

    We hope this checklist helps get your home in tip top shape for the winter months.

     

     

     

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