Back To School Checklist
It’s Back to School time!
Take advantage of the last of the slow summer days and of an empty chapter house to do some Back to School cleaning and organizing.
|Back to School Property Checklist
|Remove contents of cabinets and clean interiors
|Clean appliances (ovens, microwaves, stove tops, etc.)
|Organize pantry, discarding expired food
|Take stock of kitchen supplies to see what needs to be donated and/or replaced
|Dust off refrigerator condenser coil
|Rotate stacked books to prevent warping
|Clean leather furniture and vacuum upholstered furniture
|Hire someone to inspect your fireplace and chimney and prepare them for colder weather use
|Have carpets cleaned
|Wipe baseboards and moldings
|Wash all windows
|Vacuum blinds and other window coverings
|Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
|Declutter and clean out the attic, if applicable
|Clean ceiling-mounted light fixtures
|Clean carpets, doormats, and rugs. Replace any summer rags with winter ones.
|Outside the House
|Check weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows; repair and replace as necessary
|Check and clean gutters
|Clean the patio furniture
|Check the exterior paint and touch up as needed
|Visually inspect the roof. If necessary, hire someone to replace missing shingles and recaulk as needed.
|Make sure your House Corporation Inventory Checklist is up-to-date and store in offsite location
|Complete the Chapter House Self-Inspection and Recommendations. We recommend you complete the self-inspection on an annual basis.
|Check your flood zone to make sure that there have not been any changes in the last year at www.floodsmart.gov.