1. We recently set our clocks back an hour, which means it’s also time to double check and change     your batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
2. If you have an automatic garage door opener, inspect it and  lubricate according to manufacturer’s   directions. Also, make sure all bolts and screws are properly tightened and secured.
3. Sweep up old leaves and debris scattered inside your garage, and tidy up shelves and storage    bins.
4. Inspect any outside doors to make sure weather stripping is in good condition. Replace accordingly.
5. If you haven’t finished cleaning out your gutters or drain spouts, do it now. Take another look at  your roof and walkways to make sure they are clear of last-minute fall debris.
6. Check for leaks around washing machine (prime suspects for leaks are the water supply hose washers). Inspect hoses and replace if necessary.
7. Deep clean your dishwasher, trash compactor and countertop appliances.