Ready, Set, FALL!!!

Ready, Set, FALL!!!

For your Fall-Back Routine

On November 3rd, daylight savings time comes to an end. As you get ready to set your clocks back, consider making these other household updates as part of your “fall back” routine…..so you can enjoy that extra hour of sleep.

 

F – Fireplace.  Inspect and clean your fireplace and chimney and check duct work every year, especially before winter when you’ll be using it most.

A- Air Filters.  Since you’ll be indoors more often, change out your air filters.  While you’re at it, replace fridge filters, furnace filters, kitchen range hood filter, and check your dryer vents. 

L – Lawn and Garden.  Aerating your lawn can keep it looking healthier and experts recommend doing so once a year.  Use this time to check sprinkler heads and irrigation lines as well.

L – List of Possessions.  If you didn’t do it last year, make this the year you list out, or easier still, videotape your home, to catalog your possessions and make a clear inventory of items you would claim in the event of loss or damage.

B – Batteries.  Check to make sure you have fresh batteries in everything you’d need in an emergency, including smoke detectors, flashlights, radios.

A – Adjust clocks and timers.  As you change the clocks, check the timer on your home thermostat, as well as your television sets, digital recorders, sprinkler system, outdoor lighting, and any other item on a timer.

C – Clean out medicine cabinets.  As you head into cold and flu season, it’s wise to clear out medicine cabinets and check the expiration dates on the medicines you keep.  Expired?  Dispose of them safely by following the FDA guidelines or bring them to one of the next San Diego County Sheriff Department’s Prescription Drug Take-Back programs.

K – Kitchen.  That extra hour of sleep might give you the energy to clean out your freezer and defrost it, if necessary, and even clean that stove.

Courtesy of www.92129Magazine.com

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