Getting ready for fall can involve a lot of changes both inside and outside the house. As the weather gets cooler and wetter, you need to make sure that you are prepared for the season ahead. And if you live in a very cold climate, you need to really make sure that you are winterized already.
Outside The House
You should probably start outside the house when it comes to getting ready for fall. It is nicer to fix things now when it is still warm, rather than when it really gets cold and wet. You should look at things like your roof to make sure that all your tiles are in good condition, and check your gutters to make sure that fall leaves didn’t jam them up. Also, check out around the windows and doors for cracks in the caulking that could keep your home weather proof.
Inside The House
On the inside of your home, you probably want to make sure that your heater is working now, rather than waiting for the first snowstorm only to find out it doesn’t work. Many local utilities will check gas furnaces for free, and some furnace companies also offer free annual checkups.
Also inside, you want to make sure that you have a good stash of stuff for emergencies, including canned food and water. If you live in an area that is prone to snow, you never know if you’ll be snowed in for a few days and not be able to get to the store. Always make sure you have enough supplies on hand to make it through.
On The Go
Finally, if you’re on the go, you need to make sure that you are weather-right. This probably means updating your menswear to include winter coats and sweaters to keep you warm. You also will want to find your snowshoes and anything else you wear for the cold weather.
For your car, make sure that you tires are in good condition for the snow, and find your snow chains if needed.