There are a few weeks left of summer, and while you’re probably trying to make the most of it, you should also keep in mind that this is a prime time to tick off some projects around your home.
Here are a few ideas for projects you should do around your home before summer ends:
Clear your eavestrough
The summer isn’t too bad on your eavestrough, so there shouldn’t be too much to clear out (depending on how long it’s been since you last did it). But, the fall will put your eavestrough to work, so you want it in tip top shape for when the leaves start falling. Take advantage of the summer sun and do this yourself, or beat the seasonal rush and hire a professional. Whether you’re investing your time, money, or both, it’s well spent because a clogged eavestrough can lead to interior and exterior water damage, which can be extremely expensive to fix.
If you have a deck, you likely spent a lot of time on it throughout the summer. Now is the time to inspect railings and floorboards to ensure there are no cracks, loose screws, or wobbly railings. If you fix these things now, then you don’t risk it getting worse through the colder months, and you also won’t have to spend time at the beginning of next summer making too many repairs.
Repair screen doors
If you’re using your backyard a lot through summer, the screen door is getting a lot of use. Whether you have a high-end screen door or a more economical model, screens are prone to tearing. Inspect your screen door well before summer ends because the end of summer and beginning of fall is when you’ll get a lot of critters seeking shelter from the cold. We doubt you’re looking for any new roommates.
Prepare your veggie garden
This is for all the green thumbs looking forward to growing veggies in their home garden this August and September. Some of the best things to grow around this time of year include collards, parsley, spinach, garlic, beets, carrots, lettuce, radishes, and turnips. If you don’t have a garden and want to start a veggie garden, you can build or buy a raised veggie garden box.
As summer ends, you’re likely looking forward to cozying up next to a crackling fire, just to get you in the autumn/winter mindset. There’s a good chance a few years have passed since you last had your chimney and fireplace inspected to ensure it was clear of any blockages and in top working order. If you call a professional and get this done before summer ends, you’ll likely beat the seasonal rush.
We hope you enjoy the rest of summer, but also get these things done around your home so you can be ready to enjoy the fall!