It’s Harvest Month and More! To-Do List for your Home this October

October 7, 2014  |  Home Improvement
It’s Harvest Month and More! To-Do List for your Home this October

October is a month of many occasions.

There are the highlights of Halloween and Harvest season; the more specialized National Apple Month, National Book Month, and the National Vegetarian Month (must be all that overflowing squash, potatoes, and gourds!). There are the events for a cause, such as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

The list of October occasions go on and on sealing this time of the year as one of the most fun, most awaited month. It is time to celebrate the harvest and more with a home checklist for you.

1.      Rake those Leaves!

Choose a quality rake to make an otherwise strenuous job easier for you. There are plastic rakes that don’t really last long but are lightweight, so they’re good to use if you get tired easily or have a lot of leaves to clear. Raked leaves could serve a purpose by adding them to a compost pile or using them as mulch in flower beds.

2. Clean gutters and downspouts

Inspect gutters and downspouts for possible clogging from all those fallen leaves and schedule a cleaning. Make repairs as needed.

3. Mind the hoses 

Before winter starts, disconnect, drain and roll hoses before keeping them in storage. Don’t forget to shut off the water supply to exterior faucets to prevent frozen pipes.

4. Outdoor Decorating

If you are one to decorate your backyard, patio or whatever outdoor space you’re eyeing, you will enjoy the varieties October brings – pumpkins and gourds, fall flowers, harvest fruits, and of course, scary Halloween.

5. Indoor Decorating

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It’s getting cooler and colder, and soon it’s going to be freezing! So keep warmth at home with thick curtains, cozy throw pillows, rugs, blankets, and lots of wool material. It’s time to bring out thicker blankets and duvets.

6. Safety checks

Check and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your house. Check the kitchen fire extinguisher and replace it if it’s nearing or at its expiration.

7. Celebrate Fall traditions

Last but not the least, enjoy October with all its festivities! Attend a local harvest festival, street bazaar, concerts or sports event. Check out your October local calendar of events and start marking the dates so you won’t miss out!



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