While it’s bittersweet to see the summer come to an end, we can’t help but be excited about autumn. From warm drinks to cozy nights in, there’s just something that’s magical about the changing seasons. It feels like a brand-new beginning. In fact, it can be just that! If you want to spruce up your home a little before the cold really sets in, here are some things you should get done in preparation for the fall.
Mow The Lawn
Just before the weather becomes cooler, it’s a good idea to give the lawn one last cut. Doing so will keep your grass looking good in the autumn as well. Just wait until the grass has grown to a sufficient length and then trim it down. While it may need to be cut again, it won’t have to be done as regularly as it would in the summer.
Clean Out The Oven
Cleaning the oven might not be a popular house chore, but it’s still an important one. Doing a deep cleaning for the oven – especially in this time of year – will be a great idea. While there are so many products made to make this process easier, it’s always best to allow the grills to soak and make sure to scrub the inside well. Soon enough, you’ll oven look as good as new!
Do A Deep Clean
A lot of the time, we tend to think of doing a deep clean of the house in the spring. However, we forget that autumn is the perfect time to do a thorough clean of the house. Wipe down the skirting boards, get rid of all those cobwebs, clear all the cupboards, and declutter. All these things will make your house feel so much better, especially right before the weather gets colder. On top of that, you should also consider doing some decluttering. Donate all your unwanted clothes and reorganize your wardrobe.
Clean The Fireplace
If you plan on using your fireplace this season, it’s essential to give it a good clean first. Line the area with some newspaper before removing all the loose ashes and dust with a shovel and broom. After that’s done, use a wire brush to clean off the soot from the brick. Use some baking soda and warm water on a sponge to clean the rest of the soot and dirt.
The perfect way to set the ambiance for the fall is, of course, with some scented candles. It’s a season staple if you ask us. Not only do candles create the perfect cozy setting for a relaxing night, but there are so many different options to choose from. If you aren’t one for scents, you can stick to non-scented candles instead. To really take things to the next level, add in some tea light candles near larger candles to really get that magical effect.
Add Throws And Pillows
We all know that the best thing is curling up under a warm throw blanket when the weather is terrible outside. Adding some new throw pillows and blankets to the living room and bedroom will completely transform the spaces. You can opt for chunky wool blankets as well. In fact, you don’t have to buy new pillows – just get some new covers for the ones you already have.
Change The Curtains
Switching out your curtains for new ones will do so much more than simply keep the light out. The right curtains can help insulate a room in the colder months. So, choose your new curtains wisely!