Backyard Chats


September Monthly Reminders
September 2, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Homekeeping

MONTHLY REMINDERS:

We all know, each month brings an unending list of chores. Prioritize the list and get done what you can. If time is short, catch up on repetitive chores the next time around. Try keeping ahead of those “must dos” on your list. Here are just some highlights………

Dates to remember

Birthdays

Anniversaries

Appointments

School events

Labor Day: September 6

Grandparents Day: September 12

Autumn Equinox: September 22

Pets

Check date of annual vet visit

Administer monthly pet medications

Schedule grooming date

Clean water and food bowls

Check toys for damage/replacement

Auto

Consult your vehicles maintenance schedule

Check for current registration and auto inspection documents, tags or stickers

Check the date/mileage of the last oil change

Check for current insurance cards

Inspect windshield wipers for replacement, top off windshield wiper fluid

Ensure tire pressure is correct; check date of last rotation

Wash exterior and de-clutter  interior

Home Maintenance

Clean or replace air conditioner filter & check condensation drain https://backyardchats.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/air-conditioning-maintenance/

Replace vacuum cleaner bag and check belts for damage (keep an extra belt on hand)

Spot treat carpets

Deodorize sink drains https://backyardchats.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/how-to-freshen-drains/

Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

Check out  http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=13108115 for detailed information on September home maintenance:

Weather-stripping doors and windows

Chimney cleaning

Storm windows

Basement vents

Insulation evaluation

Gutter maintenance

Keeping mice out

Exterior caulking

Stockpiling firewood

Cleaning the dryer vent

Inspecting the roof and chimney

Garden –  “it’s time to clean up and prepare for spring”    http://www.demesne.info/Garden-Help/Gardening-Checklists/September-Checklist.htm

Seasonal Sales http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/s_sale.htm

*Back to School Items: Clothes & Supplies
*Gardening Supplies (the end of the season close-out)
*Household Accessories, such as rugs, lamps and dishes
*Bicycles and Car parts

Shop seasonal foods in your area:  http://www.simplesteps.org/eat-local

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