9 SEPTEMBER HOME MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY TIPS CHECKLIST
Use this September Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family.
There’s a free printable checklist available for a reminder. You can get it below.
You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.
We know life gets busy so we've kept this concise and simple for you. The printable checklist below will be a handy reminder for you too.
Included are home safety tips. Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Fall asleep rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for your family.
HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR SEPTEMBER
1. WASH AND LUBRICATE GARAGE DOOR
With summer wind and storms dirt gets picked up and lands in the crevices of your garage door and tracks. Take some time to clean your garage door and lubricate it.
2. CHECK HOUSE FOR AREAS WHERE CRITTERS CAN GET INSIDE
Check for areas around your home and garage areas where critters can get inside your house. It's a good idea to do this before fall rain storms and winter weather arrives. We had a mouse problem in our basement and garage and found the areas in which they were coming through. This foam sealant worked great for us. We filled up the small access holes with it and haven't had a problem since sealing the access points.
3. PLANT SPRING BULBS
Take time this month and plant your Spring bulbs. Spring blooming bulbs should be planted when the soil temperature is cool and September and October are the perfect months for this.
4. SERVICE YOUR YARD EQUIPMENT
Service your yard equipment before winter storage. Maintaining your yard equipment and servicing them regularly will help them lengthen their longevity and ensure they're in tip-top shape when used.
5. TOSS OUT EXPIRED ITEMS FROM YOUR REFRIGERATOR
You know those items that get pushed to the back of the refrigerator and you've forgotten about? Some are most likely expired! Go through your refrigerator and toss out all of your old and expired items. While you're at it give your refrigerator a good cleaning. It's a great way to start a new season!
6. TOSS OUT EXPIRED MEDS AND VITAMINS
Go through your medicine cabinet and properly dispose of expired meds. While you're at it go through your vitamins and supplements too…they have expiration dates too!
7. CREATE A SAFETY PLAN FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
Natural disasters occur around us. With hurricane season affecting many, fires and other natural disasters occurring around us…be ready and prepared for anything. Sit down with your family and have an evacuation plan.
8. STORE SUMMER ITEMS AND REPLACE WITH FALL ITEMS
With summer drawing to a close and fall's official arrival take time to store your summer items and replace them with fall items.
9. CLEAN FRONT DOOR AND DECORATE ENTRY WITH FALL DECOR
Clean your front door and remove the summer dust and grime that is collected on it. Now is a good time to replace the front porch's summer decorations with fall decor.