September apartment checklist
Each season has its own light, smell, temperature, and requires specific preparation. Autumn brings cooler temperatures and shorter days, rainy mornings and another year at school. We’re used to the spring cleaning and winter organization, but don’t give as much attention to the chores at the beginning and at the end of summer. Ever wondered why?
Regardless of the trigger – thorough planning or out of habit – our homes go through a series of changes as the seasons go by. Specific to the time of year, certain areas need to be checked, cleaned, and repaired, to ensure a smooth transition from warm to cold weather and vice versa and will lower your utility bills and protect your Here’s what we suggest you look at:
- Declutter & organize your closets. Take out the summer wardrobe you’ve been so proud of during the torrid days and make room for cardigans, coats, sweaters, and the rest. Wash and store away everything you’ll be wearing again next year.
- While you’re taking care of number one, make a shopping list with clothes for the upcoming season.
- Deep clean your apartment – clean out dressers, closets, and baseboards, clean windows and wash their treatments, flip mattresses, clean doors (knobs, molding, and trim, too).
- Clean your medicine drawers – with the weather getting chillier, it’s wise to have non-expired remedies ready.
- Check your heating system – schedule a visit from the maintenance technician.
- Ensure your apartment is insulated properly – you might have to caulk around windows and add weather-stripping around your doors (check with your landlord first!).
- Clean your fireplace.
- Check the plants on your balcony – soon may you have to make room for them inside for the cold season.
- You will be spending more time indoors so start decorating in autumn’s nuances – use gourds, straw, thick ribbon, and colorful leaves. Put some throw blankets and throw pillows on armchairs and sofas, to have them handy at the right moment. Later, pumpkins and little white ghosts can make themselves at home in your preparation for Halloween.
What’s on your autumn To Do list?