11/01/2013 06:14 pm ET

November Checklist For A Smooth-Running Home


As the weather shifts and daylight hours wane in November, home tasks naturally center around the indoors — preparing for the big Thanksgiving meal, welcoming guests and battening down the hatches for winter. As you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, consider also lending a helping hand to those in need by putting charitable giving on your to-do list.

Tackle these 13 home maintenance chores this month to keep your home safe, beautiful and working well for you.

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