From Margaret Everton on September 24, 2010 in Winchester
You may not be entirely ready for the summer season to come to a close, but with fall quickly approaching, its the perfect time to cozy up to the idea of warm sweaters, falling leaves, and the holiday season just around the corner. And of course, since we love all things home-related, we have a few ideas for how you can get your home geared up for autumn.
1. Repair shoddy caulking and weather stripping
Who wants to pay to heat the outdoors? With poor caulking and weather stripping around your windows and doors, you may be doing just that. Check each window and door to make sure that air is not entering or escaping where it shouldnt be.
2. Spruce up those gutters!
In order to avoid basement flooding after those heavy snow storms begin to melt, its important to inspect your gutters before poor weather prevents you from doing so. Clear them out if necessary.
3. Trim your trees
Snow can wreak havoc on your trees, which in turn causes damage to your home. Get rid of dead trees and branches so that heavy snow wont cause them to break unexpectedly.
4. Introduce warm colors
Now for the fun part. Bring those warm fall colors into your home with a few simple accessories: throw pillows, blankets, flower arrangements, pictures, and anything else that makes you all toasty inside. This might just help you get into the cider drinking, snuggling kind of mood.
5. Bring in those autumn smells
Home stores tend to change with the seasons, which means theyll undoubtedly have a plethora of fall-scented candles to choose from. If this doesnt get you excited for Thanksgiving, Im not sure what will.
Summer may be over, but now theres a whole new set of activities to look forward tothe sweetest kind that only fall can offer.
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