For most of us, this time of the year brings shorter days and colder temperatures. It signals the beginning of the school year and the countdown to the Christmas season. Our thoughts turn from beaches to mittens, ice cream to hot chocolate. As the season shifts from summer to fall, there are some things that you can to do make the transition easier. Organizing your house for fall will ensure that you’re all ready for chilly fall nights and fun day-time activities.
Throughout the summer you no doubt had a slew of items that you used, whether it be the BBQ, beach toys or something larger like a canoe or Sea doo. As the weather turns colder, odds are you don’t need to have these items on hand anymore. Rather than simply leaving them laying around the house or shoved in a closet, organizing them in storage will save you space and a huge head ache when you go to find the items come spring. Using clear totes will let you see what’s being stored. If you use colored totes, a label will help you know where everything is. It’s also a good idea to store summer clothes. This will clear up closet space for your fall and winter clothes. It’s a lot easier to pick out an outfit if you don’t have to paw through swimsuits, shorts and tanks that you won’t be wearing for several months anyway.
On the flip side, it’s much easier to get your fall and even your winter clothes out of storage and cleaned all at once at the beginning of fall, rather than picking through totes searching for items as you need them. Also, it’s easier to evaluate your wardrobe and see if there is anything that needs replacing. There is nothing worse than trying to buy a winter jacket or heavy fall overcoat at the end of the season.
Fall’s cooler weather usually means extra blankets on the beds at night. Don’t wait until you are freezing at 3 am in the morning to go searching through closets for your favorite fleece blanket. Take stock of your fall linens to make sure that you have everything that you need. And since it’s all been in storage for several months, wash it all to make sure that it will be ready when the nights start to get cold.
For many, fall means canning and pickling season. Before you go out and buy your supplies, check your pantry and see what you already have. If you still have 20 bottles of beets, odds are you don’t need to make anymore. Also check the seals on any bottled goods. Those 20 bottles of beets may not be edible if the seal has broken on them. Once you know what you have and what you will need, make room in your pantry for your new supplies. If your canned and bottled goods are well organized, then you may not run into an overflow of beets.
A lot of the fall organizing that you do for your home has to do with keeping you and your family warm. This includes checking out the seals on your doors and windows to make sure that they’ll keep the cold out and the warm in. Buying new seals or plastic covers for your windows will keep your house warm and cut down on your heating bill. You can also change your curtains, switching out light, summery drapes for heavier window covers that can also keep the heat in.
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Are you ready for fall?