Do These Things During the Month of November

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Do These Things During the Month of November


November is one very busy month, no doubt about it.  But no matter how busy life gets for you, there are a few tasks that you just shouldn't overlook.



So what are some of the important tasks you should be tackling throughout the month of November? 


Things that will ensure your good health, comfort, and safety?



Following are the most important tasks:


  • Run your Credit Report:  With the recent Equifax data breach, it's more important than ever to stay vigilant. Head to: now. 
  • Think About Getting a Flu Shot:  Especially if you're over the age of 65 years.  According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the best time to do this is between Halloween and Thanksgiving.  (To find a flu shot provider near you, click HERE.  Make sure to check with your physician ahead of time.





  • Schedule a Maintenance Check-up:  Maintain your furnace/heating unit to make sure it's in good working order  
  • Check Fire and Carbon Detectors:  Dead batteries cause alarm failures and put your family at increased risk.  Replace old batteries with fresh ones
  • Clean Dryer Vents/Duct Systems:  Inspect hoses and vents for blockages.  Clean thoroughly
  • Check Fire Extinguishers:  Gauges should show enough pressure for use
  • Check and Clean Garbage Disposal:  It's wise to do it prior to hosting gatherings
  • Check Plumbing:  Look for evidence of drips in cabinets, under sinks.  Check around toilets and faucets
  • Replace Hardwood Floor Protectors:  Another chore you want to do prior to entertaining  


  • Prepare your Home's Exterior for Winter:  Empty flower containers.  Bring containers, garden ornamentation, and water hoses indoors.  Protect them from cold weather damage
  • Clean Gutters:  Perform after leaves quit falling
  • Turn off Outside Faucets  (If possible to do so)
  • Check Fireplace:  Examine for damage, loose bricks.  Clear of bird nests, etc.  
  • Check Windows and Doors for Drafts:  Replace old weather-stripping and insulation. Repair caulking  
  • Inspect Home's Exterior:  If you're seeking warmer surroundings, so are furry little pests.  Cover or fill-in any gaps and spaces that may be allowing them to enter your home
  • Emergency Power Generator:  Maintenance and Test unit 

     Prepare and Stock-Up:  

  • Order Firewood/Pellets  (If you have a Fireplace/Stove)
  • Purchase Ice Melt:  (Pet and Plant safe, of course)
  • Snowblower:  Maintenance your machine.  Buy fuel, if needed
  • Buy Ice Scrapers for all vehicles
  • Check condition of older Snow Shovels.  Buy new, if needed    

See to these things during the month of November and you'll have a safer, more comfortable, and healthy winter ahead of you ... 


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is a great to-do list as we get ready for the frigid winter months ahead.

Nov 07, 2017 09:04 AM #1
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gene - That's an excellent list - and I'm amazed at how many Mary & I (mostly Mary to be honest) have recently done - but I'd never miss getting a flu shot.

Nov 07, 2017 12:15 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I find that every month has a large list of things to do, both fun and work.

Nov 07, 2017 12:17 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gene- these are excellent tips for November!  We may not have to contend with cold winters but there are other items we can do. 

Nov 07, 2017 05:05 PM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


These are wonderful suggestions and tips for November.  Thank your for sharing these.  A

Nov 07, 2017 09:33 PM #5
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - These are great November tips. I can check some off my list, some are already scheduled, and there are some I need to add. All of these are important!

Have a wonderful day and be safe!

Nov 08, 2017 07:47 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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This is an excellent list to share.

Have an outstanding week.

Nov 08, 2017 08:28 AM #7
Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc.
Heart Realty Group, Inc.. - Oswego, IL
Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!

Gene, Great list full of ideas for homeowners myself included.  Thanks!

Nov 08, 2017 05:00 PM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Wow what a great list but I have a lot to do before the end of the month Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

Nov 08, 2017 10:59 PM #9
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi there's always a long list to do with the change of seasons and especially with major holidays in that season...

Nov 09, 2017 03:05 AM #10
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Gene-What a comprehensive list! Thanks to Roy Kelley for re-posting it.

Nov 09, 2017 04:53 AM #11
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good orning Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi ,

I'm so glad that Roy Kelley re-blogged your post! Excellent list of items needed to be done in November. I'm happy to say we have checked a good number of these items off that apply to us!

Nov 09, 2017 05:04 AM #12
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Looks like I'm going to be busy for the next few days taking care of these items on your to-do list.

Nov 09, 2017 05:49 AM #13
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