Getting a Condo Prepared for the Fall Season of Change can be Easy…

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Getting a Condo Prepared for the Fall Season of Change can be Easy…

The last day of summer is a reminder to be getting my condo prepared for the fall, starting with the exterior (we have a large roof top terrace). 

The pagoda will be stripped down to the frame so the winds don’t take it away.

The pagoda drapery panels will be stored with the outdoor furniture cushions, covers, market umbrella and all the other accessories.

The barbecue will be cleaned and covered ready for the spring.

The potted plants will be trimmed, wrapped, or whatever is required to protect them.

The irrigation is by way of a regular garden hose so we’ll just turn off the water supply from the inside and empty any water to the outside faucet; I can handle that!

There are no lawn mowers or other special outdoor machinery or tools required on our terrace, therefore it's very low maintenance.

The fence was stained last month to endure the Pacific North West rain. The outdoor speakers will be covered up.

The rooftop will need to be checked for potential failure around exterior detailing, which is performed by a contractor through a maintenance operation plan.

The windows and doors will be checked for seals and caulking. This is also a part of the maintenance operation plan done by the contractor.

Any accumulated debris will be removed to prevent blocking of drains, downspouts and gutters.

Moving inside we only need check the on/off switch of our electric fireplace. I think I can manage that!

We don’t require a/c so we have no maintenance there.

The inside windows and doors will be checked for drafts.

We’ll check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers; now did I say this was easy? :-J

As you can see the quality of life living in a condo is often enhanced by the very little maintenance required or performed by an owner.

Are you considering creating a new plan for change for yourself as the last days of summer 2010 pass by?

In the "Buyer's Market" we've been experiencing since April there are many choices for condo living to open your mind to in the Tri-cities of Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and the surrounding areas of Metro Vancouver. Check it out!

If this simple condo lifestyle appeals to you and you’d like to find out more then please contact me: 778-878-0778, or email.

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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
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OH John I do remember living in winter land and having to get things prepared for cooler weather.  For us it's the opposite - how to keep things in good shape over long hot summer.

Sep 21, 2010 12:21 PM #1
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Hi Anna, Since we have the luxury of low maintenance in condo living, it gives us so much flexibility in our lifestyle.

When we first decided to downsize into a condo in 1995 one change that really appealed to me was getting rid of the lawn mower. :-J

We've contemplated warmer climes Anna, but we've decided to stay close to the family, and Metro Vancouver has so much to offer. 

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Hi John, Well it looks like you have the checklist ready and you are getting prepared for the change of seasons. Your  list will be done in no time. Then you can start planning for the fall holidays and getting the fireplace winterized for the new season. Did you ever notice that Fall seems to go too quickly and winter seems to last too long.  :-)

Sep 21, 2010 07:17 PM #3
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Hi William, The checklist is the type I like; short. The fireplace is electric so checking the on-off switch is the extent of the winterizing. Phew! Tough work but someone's got to do it :-J

Yes, I agree the fall seems to finish way too fast, although I think the new Daylight Saving Time since 2007 helps; this year it's November 7th.

At the New Year I always remind myself that the days are starting to get longer, and then on March 13 the clocks will spring forward.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting William.

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