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Fall is Here and Winter is Upon Us!

Updated on June 24, 2015

Time to get the Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate out!

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Do you have some last minute things to get ready for winter?

What, it's winter? Are you like me, and it just seems that winter has snuck up on you again! All of a sudden you realize winter is here and the things you wanted done last year didn't get done, yet this year. Do you have time to get these last minute things done, will the weather permit you?

Outside First:

  • Drain Sprinkler System
  • Drain Underground Pipes
  • Drain Hoses
  • Put Hoses Away
  • Hose Bib Insulators
  • Insulate Exposed Pipes
  • Insulated Foundation Inserts
  • Grading to Divert Water
  • Rake/Blow Leaves
  • Trim Necessary Trees
  • Snow Shovels Handy
  • Gravel in your Driveway
  • Wood Stocked/Covered
  • Tip Over Buckets/Containers
  • Cover Outside Equipment
  • Covers for Outdoor Furniture


It is nice to have a place to call home!

House Winterization:

  • Roof Repairs
  • Additional Flashing
  • Gutter/Downspouts Repairs
  • Clean Gutter/Downspouts
  • Insulate Exposed Pipes
  • Additional Insulation Attic/Floor
  • Seal Foundational Cracks
  • Basement Wall/Floor Sealer
  • Outside Painting
  • Outside Light Bulbs/Fixtures
  • Candles/Matches/Lamp Oil
  • Flashlights/Batteries
  • Stored Water
  • Furnace Filter Replacements
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Smoke Detectors/New Batteries
  • Weather Stripping Doors/Windows
  • Wood Stove/Inserts Sealed Properly
  • Dampers Functioning Well
  • Stove and Chimney Pipes Cleaned

Maybe you are one of those people who got it all taken care of:)

If you are an organized person, maybe you can help someone else get organized for winter. Something to think could be a big help in a small way to an elderly person, neighbor or widow. Not to say you have to help them winterize their whole place, but any little project you could do to help someone else can go along way. To think a small deed, can prevent a big problem for someone later. Who knows, you may make a new friend, or receive a cookie or just a thank you, a smile or a hug may make your day.

So Keep Warm, and Keep Safe, with Winter on it's Way! Make a Joyful Noise for This Day:)

On a Personal Level!


  • Hats/Scarves
  • Vitamin E Lip Balm
  • Face/Hand Lotion
  • Rain/Wool Coats
  • Warm Socks
  • Slippers
  • Winter Robe

Don't Forget the Mechanical Things!

Vehicle/RV/Tractors/Power Equipment:

  • Drain gas from Tractors
  • Drain gas from Outdoor Power Equip.
  • Anti-Freeze for your Vehicles
  • RV Roofs Sealed
  • RV Vents/Windows Closed
  • Condensation Bags
  • De-Icer for Vehicles
  • De-Icer for Gate Locks
  • Car Windows/Doors Re-sealed
  • Ice Scrapers
  • Winter Car Seat Covers

Emergency Kit in your Vehicle:

  • Blankets
  • Flashlight
  • Hot Packs/keep hands/feet warm
  • Flairs/Flair Gun?
  • Jumper Cables
  • Snow Chains
  • Flat Repair Can
  • Spare Tire Good
  • Bottle of Water
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Light Sticks


What is your favorite way to make Hot Chocolate?

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    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      Yes Fred,

      It is nice when you can live in a place, that has 4 seasons:) Thanks for stopping by!

    • fatheadfred profile image

      fatheadfred 6 years ago

      Very nice article, living in Los Angeles having moved from Pittsburgh, I really miss having winter and fall weather

    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      That time of year again?

    • restoremyheart profile image

      restoremyheart 8 years ago

      This is a nice list, does it come with a helper:) Hot Chocolate sounds good!

    • Gicky Soriano profile image

      Gicky Soriano 8 years ago from California

      What a helpful hub! Excellent "To Do" List.

    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub


      Sounds like the cap on your range hood vent may need a look at, or replaced? Just a thought?

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      Patriciarose 8 years ago

      Oh this is a great reminder and I wished my Landlord would get in gear and fix my roof before the snow it's rained and some places leaked from the inside roof onto my stove area....ARGH! Why do some landlords don't head their responsibilities as a landlord?

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      DJ 8 years ago

      Thanks,this is a very good reminder. So many things to do it's easy to forget some of the important things. It's also important to remember the elderly, that's always a blessing to help them. Thanks again!