Use this September Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family.  

There’s a free printable checklist available for a reminder. You can get it below.

You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.

September Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist PDF

Easy September Home Maintenance And Safety Checklist PDF 

We know life gets busy so we’ve kept this concise and simple for you.  The printable checklist below will be a handy reminder for you too. 

Included are home safety tips.  Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Fall asleep rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for your family. 

Home Maintenance Checklist For September


1. Wash and Lubricate Garage Door

3 car wood garage doors
With summer wind and storms dirt gets picked up and lands in the crevices of your garage door and tracks.

Take some time to clean your garage door and lubricate it.

How To Lubricate Your Garage Door Video Below

YouTube video

Hopefully you’ve watched the video above. 

He gives thorough, professional advice (and recommends you DO NOT use WD40 but a Lithium Spray instead) and has a great sense of humor. I see why it has almost 6 MILLION VIEWS.

2. Check House For Areas Where Critters Can Get Inside

Filling open holes and cracks with pestblock

Check for areas around your home and garage areas where critters can get inside your house.  It’s a good idea to do this before fall rain storms and winter weather arrives.

We had a mouse problem in our basement and garage and found the areas in which they were coming through.

This foam sealent worked great for us.  We filled up the small access holes with it and haven’t had a problem since sealing the access points.

3. Plant Spring Bulbs

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Take time this month and plant your Spring bulbs.

Spring blooming bulbs should be planted when the soil temperature is cool and September and October are the perfect months for this.

Head over to  “14 Tips For Planting Your Favorite Bulbs” for ideas and instructions on the proper way to plant your bulbs.

4.  Service Your Yard Equipment

Lawn equipment on green grass
Service your yard equipment before winter storage. 

Maintaining your yard equipment and servicing them regularly will help them lengthen their longevity and ensure they’re in tip top shape when using. 

Head over here for tips on maintaing your lawn and garden equipment.

5. Toss Out Expired Items From Your Refrigerator

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You know those items that get pushed to the back of the refrigerator and you’ve forgotten about?  Some are most likely expired!

Go through your refrigerator and toss out all of your old and expired items.

While you’re at it give your refrigerator a good cleaning.  It’s a great way to start a new season!

6.  Toss Out Expired Meds and Vitamins 

pills with one that says expired
Go through your medicine cabinet and properly dispose of expired meds.

While you’re at it go through your vitamins and supplements too…they have expiration dates too! 

7.  Create A Safety Plan For Natural Disasters

items for a natural disaster survival kit
Natural disasters occur around us.  With hurricane season affecting many, fires and other natural disasters occuring around us…be ready and prepared for anything.

Sit down with your family and have an evacuation plan.

Maintain an emergency kit using these tips and ideas.

8. Store Summer Items and Replace With Fall Items

Fall Decorations pumpkins candle walnuts gourds

With summer drawing to a close and fall’s official arrival take time to store your summer items and replace with fall items.

Head over to “10 Simple Ways To Transition Your Home From Summer To Fall Elegantly” for some excellent ideas.

9. Clean Front Door and Decorate Entry With Fall Decor

Elegant front porch and door with fall decorations
Clean your front door and remove the summer dust and grime that collected on it.

Now is a good time to replace the front porch summer decorations with fall decor.

Head over here for for fall porch ideas that dazzle.

Organize, Schedule, Plan, Repair, and Renovate with This Home Maintenance Log Book.

Your home is one of the most exciting purchases you will make.  It’s also one of the most valuable assets you can own.

It’s simultaneously the playground, retreat and castle for you and your family.

Make sure you keep track of your warranties and maintenance records.

Get Your September Home Maintenance Checklist Below

This September home maintenance printable checklist is a good start. Add to it as you like. Maybe there’s something here you’ve meant to get done but it’s slipped your mind. 

If you love going all out and tackling more, there’s a place on the printable checklist to add more of your own “To Get Done This Month.” 

Comment below and share your ideas and additional items you’d like to tackle this month.

9 September Home Maintenance and Safety Tips Checklist