A change in season is the right time to shake things up around your home. A bit of a refresh might be just what it needs to get it back up to scratch, after a long and busy summer. So here are four ways to show your home some love before the colder seasons kick in.
It’s the Right Time to Deep Clean
We’ve all heard of a ‘spring clean,’ but the concept is useful for all seasons. Next time you get a free weekend, do a big deep clean and declutter. Do all of the jobs you don’t normally do on a regular day of cleaning, because now is the right time, before it get’s too cold. Wash curtains and rugs, clean the windows inside and out. Pull out all the furniture and dust/ vacuum behind them, and go through every drawer and cupboard.
An autumn spring clean is also the right time to replace any pillows that have seen better days with some nice new ones, switch out summer duvets with warmer ones, and fit heated blankets onto beds in preparation for the colder weather. You’ll feel much more organized by the end of it.
It’s the Right Time to Repair and Renovate
If there are any renovations you are considering for your home, now would be the right time to get those organised. It’s still warm and mild, so it will be quicker and easier to tackle any DIY projects. It’s still nice enough that outdoor projects won’t result in builders getting rained out.
It could be something big, like having a grand new fireplace and heating installed, or something small, like having your garage door painted or guttering cleared. Whatever it is, get it out of the way and done now. You’ll appreciate that you have these jobs out of the way when it comes to enjoying your home in the middle of winter.
It’s the Right Time to Redecorate
Some new floor coverings or a fresh coat of paint could be enough to refresh rooms and make them look cleaner. When you’re going to be spending a lot of time at home over the colder months, it’s something that’s worth doing. You could grab a paintbrush and do it yourself. If you’re not very handy around the house, then decorating companies such as globaldecorating.com.au could be helpful. Either way, it’s a simple way to quickly transform your home.
It’s the Right Time to Accessorize
The finishing touches are what really add to the ambiance in a room and bring in that cozy autumn festivity. You can add beautiful, warm and spicy scents of autumn to your home easily. You could light scented candles, use reed diffusers or plug-in air fresheners. Go for things like spiced apple, gingerbread or warming vanilla. You could also simmer a pan of whole spices. Star anise, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are good choices too. Put them in a saucepan on low for a great chemical-free option that will make your home smell beautiful.
Finish everything off with some decorative accessories. Again, candles are a good choice. You could also make some pot pourri using dried flowers and pine cones scented with spices. Finally, throws and blankets and lots of cushions on beds and sofas really bring in that cozy autumn feel.
What kinds of things do you do to get your home ready for the season ahead?
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