As the seasons begin to change, some of us feel the itch to make a change as well. To move on to the next activity, event and project. Children are back in the fall school routines, student/athletes are into a regular practice schedule and parents are into a new routine. For many households, homeowners are thinking about the fall “To Do” list. Finish harvesting the gardens, winterize the house or cabin, clean up the yard or do some fall landscaping and get the carpets cleaned are just a few of the projects that may be on that list.
As you draft your list of projects and work on crossing the items off, don’t forget to consider the businesses here in Barnesville that can help you – and in some cases do it for you! Lawn care, carpentry, furnace servicing, indoor or outdoor painting needs, and the do-it-yourself supplies like paint, varnish, tools and equipment are all right here locally. While we don’t want to rush the fall season, it is a good idea to plan ahead and prepare. Don’t wait to get these items scheduled with your local service provider or wait until the last minute to buy your repair items and get the job done.
Although I know that many of us don’t want it to arrive anytime soon, we all know that it is imminent. It will snow. Now is also the time of year to get prepared for that first snowfall. We have businesses right here that will sell or service a snow blower. Call them with your snow blower needs. Or if you need to make arrangements for that snow removal service, we have those businesses too. Don’t hesitate to contact them for an estimate or get on their service list for the upcoming winter.
Our local businesses need your business all year long - every year. They are here to provide you with a number of products and services that you need. Commuting to work out of town? Many businesses are happy to meet with you after their ‘normal’ hours too. Don’t just assume it’s easier to get something from out of town, that’s not necessarily true. Put this on your to do list…Think locally first. Your business is important to each Barnesville business. Your local managers, staff and owners care more about your personal needs and keeping your business than a store out of town does.
We choose to live here enjoying a healthy community life and a healthy school. It is important to each of us to ensure that this continues to be a great place to raise children, build lives and enjoy our time. A healthy community will be a growing community. We need to support our businesses in order to keep our community financially healthy too.