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Is it strange to get a home set up ready for another season when we fully haven’t left the previous? I’m not sure? I always never wanted to entertain the idea of hurrying season to season. I mean seeing Christmas cards and advent calendars in store in august. Or easter bunnies in shop windows on Boxing Day (- maybe a tad exsageration). Always used to frustrate me. I’m a summer lady, born in august. The idea of entertaining an autumn take over before my summer birthday party was never an option. I would hate bloggers and advertisers for trying to take the bright summer sun away from me and fill it with autumnal colours. However, with the weather here in the uk a complete wash out and I mean nothing but rain. Preparing to leave summer and get the house ready for autumn seems weirdly appropriate. I’m even very excited to turn my home into an autumn cosy paradise.
We are after all coming to the end of august. The official autumn date for the northern hemisphere is Wednesday 22nd September 2021. If the speed of the days flashing by this year, is anything to go by then infect now is probably to start thinking of at least getting some parts of the home ready. After autumn is only 4 weeks away.
The question is how do I start to get the home ready autumn? where do I start? and when do I start the season Switch – A – Roo?
I think the best place to start is by decluttering.
Whichever season change over it is, I always declutter. Decluttering is a great way to keep your home feeling fresh, tidy, cleaned and organised. I find by decluttering every season which is four times a year. I find that you don’t end up with – One hauding clutter or things you really don’t need. – Two find things that you thought you had lost and make great use of them.
Start by organising the closet or wardrobe. Donating any unwanted clothes to charity or selling them on. I can also see what I may need to add to my wardrobe collection. Weather it’s needing more organisation or new jumpers or coats? Either way organising early means I can wash up and freshen clothes stored away. Then use the summer sun to dry them rater than the tumble dryer (money saver and kinder to the environment.)
I love using these storage vacuum bags to store seasonal clothing. And I love these storage boxes to place seasonal accessories.
Don’t just stop at your wardrobe for decluttering. Organise kitchen cupboards too. Like your clothes any unwanted cupboard staples you don’t need donate to food banks. And switch out the picnic garden sets for pumpkins. I love these organisations system from Amazon
Clean the oven
While decluttering the kitchen, I always ring my attention to the the oven. Cleaning the oven is not a popular household chore. It is certainly a good idea to give it a deep clean from time to time. Especially this time of year when the months start to become chillier spending less time barbecuing and more at home during the colder months. There are plenty of household products that can make this process easier. Make sure you allow the grills to soak and give the insides a really good scrub.
Set the atmosphere
If there is anything that said I am autumn ready then its the smell of an autumn scent. Candles create the perfect cosy setting for a relaxing night in. There is an array of different scented and non scented varieties to choose from. Add a few dotted tea lights or go for larger pillar candles for an extra cosy feeling. My favourite scents have to be from Jo Malone.[ad]
Add cushions and throws
This is probably a fairly obvious one. There is nothing better than curling up under a throw when the weather is starting to get chillier and frightful outside. Adding new cushions, trows and even chunky knits to your sofa and bed. Can really transform the space. I tend to have a stash of seasonal cushion covers that I like to switch around for the different seasons. But you can always treat your chairs or sofas to something new. Choose autumnal – themed colours to off set the drabness outside.
Plants, trees, flowers and shrubs are a great place to start wen getting the house ready. I always spend a little time going around and dead heading anything tat needs pruning. A lot of the garden won’t need clearing until autumn really kicks in. However, I remove anything that needs to be removed and keep the lawn in check. I also make a note when things perhaps need their autumn feeding. And I always ensure I keep the lawn kept cut. Especially the last one, to keep the lawn looking trimmed through the autumn months.