Getting the Home Ready for Fall

Summer was and always is, an amazing time of year. There is nothing quite like sitting in the sunshine enjoying the nice weather and long days. Sadly, like all things, it has to come to an end and the end is in a couple of days. September is the start of the fall, which means the temperatures will drop and the daylight hours will get shorter. As you know, the house has to be ready for the transformation. So, with that in mind, below are Heartfelt Balance tips to transform your Summer home into an Autumn one. Remember: the early bird catches the worm.


Make The House Cozier


The main reason the interior needs changing is because of the weather. The air isn’t as muggy and the breeze is a lot sharper, and there is a bit of rain. Quite simply, the fall months are a lot colder and this can affect comfort levels in your house. So, anything that isn’t cozy and comfy should go and needs replacing with snugger alternatives. Start with the furniture as a fabric chair or sofa is a much better option than a leather one. But, don’t worry because you can still get modern furniture without sacrificing comfort. Be sure to add several comfy, knit throws and pillows for snuggling up and relaxing. Bedding is another area to consider. Cotton or silk sheets are nice in the summer, but wool, linen, or flannel, are much warmer in the fall.




Clear The Chimney


It is pointless trying to keep warm if the rest of the house is freezing cold. The central heating system is always handy, yet it is expensive to burn gas, not to mention bad for the environment. A fireplace is a cheaper and eco-friendlier option as long as the chimney is ready. Let’s face it – you don’t want to smoke out everyone in your home! For starters, make sure there are no holes or places for the smoke to escape in the chimney breast. Also, ensure the fireplace connects to the breast. Then, give it a good clean and get rid of the grime and dirt. Of course, you don’t have to do anything because you can hire a professional. This isn’t a Charles Dickens novel!


Upgrade The Toolbox


Yep, there is a difference between a Summer and Fall toolbox. The main distinction is that summer tools are small and dainty for the little jobs around the house. An Autumn and Winter box is a lot sturdier because it has to get ready for all scenarios. For instance, there could be a lot of snow as the Fall months turn into Winter, which means a snow shovel is essential. The last thing anyone wants is to have to rummage through the shed to find it when the mercury hits zero. Everything from a large brush to a shovel and snow chains are great tools to have in a fall toolbox. Once you find the tools you need, store them away for a rainy day.


You’ll be happy you did when the weather turns and you are ready for action.  


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