6 Fast Fall Fixes
Easy ways to improve your home right now before holiday guests arrive
Before freezing temperatures cause ice to form and burst your hoses, empty them, then coil and store for winter.
If walkways aren't lit, add low-tech solar lanterns on stakes to give guests safer footing.
Latex paint and other water-based products can freeze if left in the cold, so make a space for them inside before temps start to dip.
Vacuum debris from registers and grilles before turning on the heat to maximize efficiency.
You can help save money on utilities by making the switch to a programmable model before the weather cools.
If downspouts don't direct water at least 10 feet from your foundation, add an extender to keep moisture from welling up in your basement.