I have to admit that I’ve been ready for fall since like June. It’s my favorite season, things get a little colder and so much better. The trees match the sunsets, and I add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg to pretty much everything. I swear the season is so revitalizing to me.
A major part of this process for me is preparing my home for the new season. That means new décor, incorporating fall scents and getting rid of things that no longer serve me. Use this new season to carve out your own renewal process, and finally get yourself organized.
Here are some of my favorite ways to prepare my home for fall.
Deal with Fall Allergies
Yay, a new kind of allergy season, said no one, ever. The new season brings new allergens, so you’ll have to get a handle on those indoor and outdoor allergies. Consider using a personal air humidifier or try a new kind of treatment. I’m actually a big fan of using air purifiers. I like to turn it on at night in our room while we sleep so I don’t wake up with an annoying scratchy throat.
Create Your “Mud Spot”
This area should usually be by the most-used door to get in and out of your home. Get a shoe tray, and remove your boots before entering your home. Trust me, otherwise, all of that fall mud will get tracked in your home, and you’ll be working harder than necessary to keep your home tidy.
Get Rid of Non-Essentials
Sure, summer was great, but you need to eventually pack it all back up and store the things you won’t be using again until next spring or summer. Shift out your seasonal clothing, but be sure to keep some pieces to help you through transitional weather instead.
Everything Pumpkin Spice
Fine, this is a much more personal thing, but switching the scent around my home keeps things feeling fresh. Even if I’m not making crisp apple pies every day, it’s nice to be surrounded by the scents. I like to stock up on spicy- and masculine-scented candles and plug-ins to shift the mood in each room.
This is possibly my favorite part about fall. I love layering my clothes, and my home décor. I like to add chunky knit throws to the couch and create pretty, little scapes on my coffee table and entertainment center using fall colors.
Get Your Head in the Gutters
That’s right, it’s time to check your home for drafts, and clean out your gutters. You should use this time to ensure your home is prepped for any odd weather patterns and a harsh winter.
Featured image from Jodi Bond interview