Raking, Yard Waste, Gutter Cleaning: How To Ease Your Way Into Autumn

September. With it’s back-to-school, back-to-routines, back-to-short days and long nights—autumn always promises to be a full time of year. It's also the time of year when your house and yard require a significant amount of maintenance and prep for that long winter that’s coming. We've rounded up some helpful, 'round-the-house info that's sure to help ease your way into this cooler weather. 

What to do with all that yard waste

In the greater Twin Cities area, you have four choices for yard waste disposal: composting, munching,curbside pick-up, or drop-off sites. Each city has its own rules, but overall we found the Hennepin County website to be helpful with timings and location details. 

Pick up your leaves—fast

We’ve scoured the internet to find the easiest way to rake and bag your leaves. If you’re willing to attach some handles to your rakes, this guy looks like he might be on to something.

Otherwise, this guy seems to have figured out the very best way to bag his leaves—get all the neighborhood kids to come over and bag your leaves for you. Smart guy.

Your gutters deserve some attention

Pulling out the ladder to take a peek inside those gutters can feel like a gigantic task. If you haven’t been up there in awhile, then cleaning and prepping those gutters for winter might be a real chore. We’ve compiled our best tips and tricks for gutter cleaning here. If you decide your gutters might need some professional help, let us know. We’re happy to help. 

Volunteer at the great Minnesota get together

Because you can't rake leaves all day, everyday—have you ever thought about volunteering at the Minnesota State Fair? This could be the year! EquiMania Horse Barn exhibit is looking for two-hour shift volunteers. All volunteers get free (yes, free) admission to the fair. And you don’t even need to be a horse expert! Find the details here.

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