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Summer is still here and many of us are enjoying the nice days and sunny weather, but before we realise it the autumnal vibes will set in, pumpkin-spiced lattes will be a must and staying in will be the new going out. There is something about autumn. It is a time when we can get cosy, enjoy wearing knitwear and jeans again, and also embrace some of the fun parts including Halloween.
However, are you ready for it? When getting ready to change your lifestyle a little bit there are quite a few things you can consider. There is no harm in preparing now and getting yourself and your home ready for the winter months ahead. Especially if you are one of those people who just love the autumn vibes. With that in mind, here are some of the things that you can do.
Get ready for winter and cosy nights
Hygge your home
Autumn and winter are all about embracing Hygge and the comforts that come with it and so now is the ideal time to get things in place. Cushions and blankets can be out in full force, candles and comfort food planning and also just getting yourself geared up for the season where you are likely to hibernate more inside than embracing the outdoors.
There are so many blogs and even books on how to Hygge your home, and you don’t need to wait until Autumn to start incorporating some of those things into your home. Hygge is all about happiness and feeling happy within and it is a practice brought to you from Denmark. Do your research and embrace it because the Danish are set to be some of the happiest people in all of the world.
Declutter and store away
Spring is a great time of the year to declutter, but the change of seasons from summer to autumn and winter is also the perfect opportunity. With you spending time inside more, you will start to notice things out of place. Now is the ideal time to start boxing up the things that you don’t need, the furniture you have no space for, or the times you might need in the future but not right now. This is when investing in a unit in a self storage building could be the ideal option. It gives you a place to store things without them overloading your home.
Prepare the exterior of your home
One of the other things that you can start to do now is to prepare the exterior of your home. The weather can see temperatures plummet to freezing, harsh winds and storms, so it is always a good idea to help yourself by looking out for potential problems before they manifest. Loose slates on your roof, cracks in walls and protecting pipes to avoid them freezing and bursting.
If you are a little unsure what you could do, do a bit of research online. Exposed pipework can often be a big problem but you could also look to clear your gutters and have professionals check over your home to ensure that everything seems in order. Better to be safe than sorry.
What about the inside of your home?
There are other things that you can do inside to prepare yourself for autumn and winter. Maybe now is the time to get your boiler serviced and check over your radiators? Perhaps you could look at changing windows and doors or even adding insulation to help reduce energy costs.
Start to switch out the summer clothes
Now is the ideal time to start thinking about your wardrobe. Sometimes the temperature can change literally overnight so you don’t want to be caught short with your skirts when you need your jumpers and boots. So start to switch out some of your summer clothes and get your winter threads back in the wardrobe. You will feel super organised for this and it is also a chance to go through things and see if you want to donate or get rid of any items.
Planning and prep
Finally, you can start to think about planning for the up and coming winter season. The dreaded “C” word is nearly upon us, the nights in, investing in things like a Netflix subscription to binge-watch box sets and films on rainy days. Planning all of the comforts and stocking your freezer up with goodies. Preparing in advance can really help you to feel more in control of your household.
Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to winter.
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