Move all patio furniture and lawn ornaments to storage shed.
Clear out garden beds of dead vines, flowers, stems and weeds.
Empty out flower pots and move to storage.
Remove all hanging plant baskets
Rake leaves to the curb for pickup.
Jason will be taking care of all the indoor winterizing, thankfully! But, I'll be going through all the dresser drawers and closets, switching out all spring and summer items for our warmer attire. One thing that we made sure to do already this month was turn on our furnace to make sure everything was running properly. A few years back we learned the hard way that it's best to test your furnace BEFORE the winter hits. We were stuck with needing heating repair on one of the coldest days of the year. Not Fun! Even the dogs weren't impressed.
It was a day of cold toes, runny noses, and desperately trying to stay warm until the repair man came. At least the stove worked so we could get a little warmth into our bodies by sipping on some hot cocoa.
It's going to be a long, tiresome weekend and I'm sure I'll be feeling the sore muscles well into next week, but once it's all done, I'll be excited to just sit back and enjoy the upcoming holidays knowing I've got all the winter chores done for the season.
What are you doing to winterize your home before the cold hits?