Fall is a wonderful time of year filled with pumpkins, leaves and cooler weather. However, it is also a time to transition your house from bathing suits and sunglasses to toque’s and sweaters. We are here to give you a few tips on how to easily transition and make your home “fall ready.”
First things first, de-clutter. Get rid of those sunhats, sunscreen bottles, and beach cover ups. Anything that you’re not going to use until next season, store them away in clear storage bins. This will ensure easier and quicker access to the items when you go to get them out next year, also nothing will go missing. Now that you’ve worked on the inside, you need to maneuver on outside. Take down the fun summer patio set and outdoor pillows and store it all away in your garage or shed. However - this is an important tip – make sure you put the furniture away dry, you don’t want to take it out next year and have a group of mildew join you – yuck. You may even consider bringing the outdoor pillows inside to prevent them from getting wet in an outdoor storage space.
Now that we have decluttered, we now need to go throughout the house and add our fall must haves. Let’s start with the kitchen and bathroom, it’s time to restock the cupboards. Refresh the contents that are in your current
storage by buying new set of food storage containers. Get rid of any old lids that don’t have a matching bottom container. Also, you can’t tell me you don’t have stale, expired chips or crackers in that pantry of yours. It’s time to toss those and replenish them with new treats. Also, do this for the bathroom too it’s always good to replenish toiletries and first-aid necessities as needed. Now we move over to the entry-way. It’s time to bring out the doormat. This will help with the excess amount of dirt and leaves you will have, especially if you have kids or pets. Here’s a helpful design tip – keep the rug a darker colour - it matches with the fall theme plus it hides more dirt so you don’t have to vacuum as much.
Now that you are all done decluttering and restocking, it’s time to make your home feel warm and inviting. Two of the best things for this would be
to start up the fireplace on the cold days and light a candle in the evening. A fireplace makes the home feel warm and everyone wants to come home to a nice cozy living room. Also, with the candles, it doesn’t provide any heat so if the sun is still shining, a candle makes the home feel cozy – if you want to add the fall effect – get a candle that smells like pumpkin pie or cinnamon. You don’t even have to bake to make people drool.
That is our fall to do list for the next few months, we hope this helps you. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about your home, we are always here to help.
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