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Three ways to make your fall chores more fun.

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The end of the summer brings a seemingly endless to-do list, such as raking the leaves, cleaning up the garden, and bringing in the patio furniture.  

Who says these chores have to be boring? At 3M, we have the solutions you need to make your fall prep more fun, so you can focus on enjoying those delicious pumpkin spice lattes, crisp air, and colourful leaves earlier.

  1. Turn up the music while you trim down the bushes.

Get into the groove while listening to your favourite songs as you clean up the yard with 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth™ Technology. Not only will their 40 mm high fidelity speakers lighten up your mood, but they’ll protect your hearing from the loud noises the lawn mower, weed wacker, and hedge trimmer can emit. Need another distraction? Chat on the phone or seamlessly stream your favourite podcast to help make the job feel less like work.

  1. Bring the party indoors with less mess.

When the yard is tidied up, keep your hands mess-free as you wipe down the items you plan on taking inside using a Scotch-Brite® Brand Dishwand and Scotch-Brite® No-Scratch Dishwand Refills. The non-scratch material on these refills makes them safe to use on patio furniture, outside light fixtures, windows, and anything else that needs a good scrub. It’ll even wash your pumpkin carving table, allowing you to worry less about cleaning and instead focus on perfecting your carving skills.

While you’re at it, spray the patio chairs with Scotchgard™ Fabric Water Shield to help keep the cushions protected and clean without changing their look or feel.

As you pack things away, store your items in boxes or containers using Scotch® Storage Packing Tape. Write down the name of the contents on Post-it® Extreme Notes before you store them in your shed or basement. They’re water-resistant and ultra-strong, so they will help make unpacking everything next spring easier.  

After you’ve moved everything inside, check your furnace filter for dust or build up. Let the Filtrete™ Allergen Defense Micro Allergen Filter, MPR 1000 do the dirty work for you. It attracts and captures microscopic allergens like pet dander, dust, pollen to help make the air in your home clearer. This will help you and your family spend less time with allergies, and more time planning a fun-filled agenda of fall activities.

  1. Decorate the house and enjoy the season.

Now that your outdoor chores are done, it’s time to enjoy the best part of fall. From Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations, to colourful fall garlands and wreaths, Command™ Large Outdoor Designer Hooks give you the freedom to decorate however you want, without damaging surfaces.

You can also go the extra mile and add a string of lights around the window while decorating your front porch for Halloween with Command™ Outdoor Light Clips. These hooks and clips can withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius and they are water and UV resistant, so they will help keep your decorations up all season.

Try out these tips and solutions to get your fall maintenance projects done faster so you get can get back to all the fun activities this season has to offer.

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