Keep your cottage safe and sealed. Close up any drafts in windows, doors, insulation, outlets, switches and fireplaces or stoves
Seal up things being left at the cottage - keep moisture and critters away from leftovers AND linens!
Organize and sort tools being left behind. We all have the set of cottage tools that get left behind - make sure they are all put back and ready for next year.
Drain the pipes Keep your pipes, water tank, sink, and appliances from freezing over the winter by draining all of the water out.
Clear away debris from around the cottage and on your roof - don't forget the eaves troughs!