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Organizing for A Change of Season

The Or/gan/iz/er helps you "Make it Happen" when transitioning from summer to winter.

The pools are now closed, school is back in session. Time to plant those hardy pansies and start to put away the summer furniture, garden statues, and prepare for the fall/winter season.

One of the first things you can do to help organize your garage or storage shed is to go through your lawn items, tools and chemicals. Check to see what condition things are in. Make sure to check for expired dates on chemicals.

The Town of Herndon has an annual seasonal FREE pick up of larger household items to be disposed of the week of Oct. 15. Install a metal shelving unit for safe precaution due to any combustion of oils and gasolines. Add hooks to hang rakes, shovels, weed wackers, blowers and extension cords. Clean/wipe down your furniture, garden statues and store away until next season.

Now is also a great time to tune up your snowblower and check the condition of your snow shovels. Replenish your wood pile so you are ready to use that cozy fire pit. Your fireplace flue should be cleaned every other year. Turn and cap off your outdoor spigot so it does not freeze over the winter months.

Now sit back and enjoy that warm cup of hot chocolate.

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