Getting your Home Ready for the Changing Seasons

The end of summer is just around the corner. The long, hot days start changing into a colorful whirlwind of leaves and we are all preparing for the bittersweetness of fall. With a little prepping your home can be ready for changing seasons too.

One of the most important preparations you can make is to ensure that your home’s roof is ready for the snow that is coming our way. The summer weather can deal some damage to your roof and there is nothing worse than finding out the problems at the first snow storm. Take some time now and call Interstate Roofing, we offer free inspections and are ready if you need any roof repair.

Check out some other tips from our friends at Houzz and see what else you can do to get your home ready!

To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

With the transition from summer travels to the beginning of a new school year (and maybe some back-to-work blues), August can feel like a sudden downshift from the fun of vacation. Stretch out these last days of summer by squeezing in a few more home projects, savoring simple pleasures and, when the time comes, cleaning up the beach toys and preparing the house for a busy fall. Pick from these 13 to-dos to create your perfect August plan.

Things to Check Off Your List in an Hour or Less

1. Clean and store summer gear. 
Once the last beach day is behind you, take the time to clean out the buckets, shovels and boogie boards so they’re fresh and clean for next year. Toss out cracked or broken toys, and shop end-of-season sales to replace items if needed.

2. Set up a shared family calendar. 
Whether you choose a big paper wall calendar or a digital version, having one calendar to rule them all will be a big help come fall, when schedules get busier. Set up your preferred method now, and record important back-to-school dates and recurring events. Is Grandma or Grandpa a big part of your life too? If so, be sure to share your calendar with them so everyone is in the loop.

3. Clear the way for easy weeknight dinners.
 A too-packed kitchen (and fridge and pantry) can make meal prep harder than it needs to be. Clear away clutter to create a clean workspace on the counter and remove expired, stale and unwanted food from the pantry, fridge and freezer. Donate unwanted and unexpired foods in their original packaging to a local food pantry.
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