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Five Tips For Getting Through Your Fall Home Checklist

You have a home checklist, and that’s great. There’s a lot to be done to ensure your home is ready. After all, you want to be sure you are ready for the cold weather, extra leaves, and the cooking and baking you have planned.

Instead of trying to do the entire checklist on your own, be sure to get some help.

Make a List

Don’t forget to make a list, otherwise, something is going to be forgotten. You will want to check on various features of your home, including:

–           HVAC

–           Gutters

–           Fireplace

Hire Contractors

There’s nothing wrong with hiring professionals to help you with the various things you need to do. In fact, it’s the preferred method in many instances. You may not know a lot about your heating unit and therefore it’s best to have a trained technician run the diagnostics.

Ask the Family

Don’t try and do everything on your own. Have one person schedule the contractors and another change all of the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Don’t Do it All Right Away

You may want to wait on a few of the chores until the weather starts to get a little cooler. This may help you to spread out some of the costs as well. If you don’t plan on using your fireplace for another month, the chimney sweep can wait.

Don’t Forget the Roof

Many people forget about having their roof inspected. While you can do this on your own, it’s best to call a roofer who will get up there and check to make sure all is in good condition.

Take the time to go through the list. Remember, this isn’t something you have to do in one day, nor do you have to do it all on your own.

Learn more about homeowners insurance in Fort Payne by contacting Attain Insurance today.

 

 

Fort Payne, Alabama Packing Tips

The biggest hassle when you are moving is packing up everything you own and then unpacking it in your new place. This process can take many people days, if not weeks of time and can be very stressful and frustrating. However, there are a number of packing tips out there that can make this process go much smoother and allow your move to be much more enjoyable. A few of them are listed below.

MARK ALL OF YOUR BOXES

Many boxes look the same and you will definitely lose track of what should go where during your move. So to help avoid this confusion of what is in each box, be sure to diligently mark them when you pack them up, both with the room the items inside belong in and also what is in each box. This little extra thing to do, will save you a tremendous amount of time when you are unpacking.

INSURE YOUR MOVE

Make sure you set up some form of home or renters insurance with a local insurance provider like Attain Insurance, who serves the greater Fort Payne, Alabama area. This way, you can rest easy knowing your items won’t be lost or stolen at any point during your move as you will have a good insurance policy covering you.

USE STRONG PACKING TAPE

There is no better way to lose items or have items damaged during your move than having a box rip open on you, letting all the contents spill out. To help avoid this happening, use the right packing tape when assembling your boxes or just to further secure your boxes. Use gaffers or gorilla tape, which is incredibly sticky and almost impossible to rip when attached to cardboard.