Check your downspouts, gutters & roof for leaves, dirt, and pine needles to prevent future damage.
Drain your hot water heater and check it for rust and sediment. This may show that a new one is needed.
Make sure your leaky faucets are all repaired; check the kitchen, utility rooms, and bathrooms.
Prepare your woodburning stoves and fireplaces. Air must be flowing freely through the chimney.
Windows and doors should be checked for drafts. Seal/caulk the leaks, & put up some heavy drapes.
Your lawn and garden irrigation system will need to be examined to prevent weeds and lawn damage.
Examine your property for rocks, loose paving, and branches to avert accidents once the snow falls.
Clean and store away your outdoor furniture after you enjoy the last few long, sunlit afternoons.
Repair, sharpen, and top off fluids in your garden power tools, and then store them away for after winter.
Plant your bulbs before the ground freezes for winter. Fertilizer isn’t needed for your first bloom.