Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons we have. Not only does the beauty appeal to the eye, but the mild weather also feels comfortable. The temperature in this season stays constant and comfortable for many people to be outside in. It feels relaxing to be out and to enjoy the nature’s beauty. People tend to feel happier not only because of the weather but also because the holidays are around the corner. However, the cooler days bring with it a few things to be prepared for. Here are some tips to keep in mind through this season.
Clean the leaves.
Gutters, walkways, roads, and sidewalks can get blocked by the falling leaves. Hire someone to help keep gutters in working order and to rake the leaves from your doorway and nearby walkways. Walk cautiously outside as it can get dangerous when the leaves are wet due to rain.
Avoid the flu
Get the flu shot. Take precautions to avoid the flu by getting vaccinated and covering your nose and mouth every time you cough or sneeze. Make sure to wash your hands frequently. Especially, after returning home from public places and before eating.
Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November which is November 4th this year, which means it’ll start to get dark earlier. So make sure to drive safe and slow at night.
As the holiday season comes near, food becomes the main reason for gatherings and celebrations. Make sure to keep foods separate to avoid cross-contamination. Clean hands and surfaces before cooking and eating. Cook food properly and keep it refrigerated.
Watch your back
Take care of your back as you tend to your lawn, as back injuries are prone to happen while raking and collecting leaves. Keep in mind to stretch – make sure your muscles are ready for a workout. Then, while raking, stand up straight – pull from your arms and legs. Rake for intervals of 10 – 15 minutes at a time, taking breaks in between.
Exercise Candle Caution
Candles are a nice way to cozy up the rooms but they can also cause fires. Numerous fires start everyday because of improper candle use. Never leave candles burning if you go out or go to sleep, and keep your candles away from pets and kids.
It’s important to get plenty of sleep. Sleep gets rid of fatigue and heals the body overnight. This will help you stay active throughout the day. Being well-rested will also help you be a better driver as the days get darker sooner.
Proper Vehicle Maintenance
Ensure that your car is in good working condition. That includes keeping fluids in check, scheduling engine maintenance, making sure tires have plenty of air, and that the headlights and taillights are in good functional condition.
Test and replace batteries
Check and replace your carbon monoxide batteries twice a year. First when you change the time on the clocks in November and second when you change the time on the clocks in March. Replace smoke alarm alkaline batteries once a year and test all alarms work properly.
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