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November Maintenance Calendar


We are well into the Fall. The weather is getting cooler and wetter. This is the last opportunity to prepare your home and garden before serious Winter weather makes it appearance.

Seasonal Tasks - Click below for more info
Improve your attic insulation
Weather-strip doors and windows
Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside
Protect pipes from freezing
Inspect perimeter of home for wood to ground contact
Test sump pumps
Service snow-removal equipment
Install an easy-to-read outdoor thermometer
Cover shrubs and plants that are not resistant to cold weather
Cover or store away outdoor furniture
Regular Monthly Tasks
(carbon monoxide alarms too)

Did you miss our October To Do List?
Click here to see last month's maintenance list

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Winter Emergency Supply List

You should always prepare for an emergency by maintaining critical supplies. Many lists are so long you need a small truck to carry all the supplies. While food, water and medications appear on every list, this is a list of important supplies specific for winter weather.

  • Large poly tarps - to cover a leaky roof
  • Candles & matches
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Working camp heater & fuel
  • Pipe patch tape for leaks
  • Keep a blanket in the trunk of your car

Home Improvement Help

Acme How To is all about helping people with repairs around the home. Our belief is that people can do most common repairs if they just have the necessary information.

Our how to sister site, Acme DIY, has the same philosophy. Acme How is all about home improvement. Projects like remodeling a kitchen or bath, ideas for decorating, product & tool reviews and teaching fundamental skills are topics presented in the same clear and detailed way as on Acme How To

Visit Acme How for home improvement ideas and guides.


We are continually writing new "How To" articles for repairs and maintenance projects around the home. If you have a question about how to do something, let us know by posting your question on our Reader Forums. You get a timely answer from our resident experts and volunteer moderators. And we get inspiration for new articles to publish on Acme How
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This list is provided for your convenience, it is not a comprehensive list of every maintenance item your home may require.
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