Even though we still have at least 3 weeks of summer left in Buffalo, the unofficial start of fall is upon us now that September has rolled around.
It's already evident by all of the apple-cinnamon and pumpkin-spice stuff we've seen on shelves in stores around the area.
The Autumnal Equinox 2022, aka the first day of fall, is coming on Thursday, September 22, 2022. So while it's still summer for a little while, it's not too early to begin getting ready for fall.
But exactly are some things that we can do today to get ready for fall when it blows into town?
5 Things To Do Now To Get Ready For Fall In Buffalo
Toss Out Your Extra or Bulk Trash
We hear a lot about spring cleaning, but fall cleaning should be a thing as well. Getting ready for the arrival of fall is the perfect time to toss out the rest of that junk that's been hanging out in your basement and/or garage. Plus, a lot of communities will have large or bulk trash pick-up days when you can just put that stuff to the curb.
Clean Your Chimney, Fireplace, and/or Gutters
It's going to start getting cooler outside, which means you're more likely to fire up that fireplace. That means it is the perfect time to get up on the roof or hire a professional to clean up the chimney. While you're up there you can also clean out those gutters because we both know there's likely all kinds of stuff in there.
Check Your Doors and/or Windows For Air Drafts
We all know it gets cold in Buffalo, so why not make sure you don't have any drafty windows or doors in the house? If you do find some drafts, you can put some time sealing the gaps or putting some plastic up to the windows to reduce some of those air leaks.
Have Your HVAC System Inspected And Serviced
If you ask most heating companies, they get the most calls for service on the first cold day when people turn on their furnace for the first time and it didn't work. Don't find yourself having to wait days or weeks, contact a qualified technician now and make sure your HVAC service is in good working order.
Store All Of Your Summer Stuff
You know all that summer stuff that you have just laying around in the yard? This is now the perfect time to put away that kids' bounce house, yard and garden tools, lawn chairs, etc. Don't wait until that first October snow before you do it.
What are some other things we can do to prep for fall?