Fall Home Checklist

Preparing for Fall:

The Practical and the Pretty:
There are many things you need to do to get the house ready for the fall. Some of those things are
practical while others are things that result in a pretty space.

 

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: Houzz

The Pretty:

 Now is the time to change the cushion covers to have a fabric that is a thicker weave giving a sense of warmth.

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: Etsy

 

 

 Select fabrics for cushions that are warm autumnal colours. Rich gold, orange, red and browns evoke all the feelings of fall

 

Preparing for Fall
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 You can change the draperies in the room to a warmer tones and heavier fabric, which can also add some insulation around the window during the colder months

 Change the duvets in the bedrooms to a “winter” weight to make for a comfortable sleep

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: Mrs. Hines Class

 

 

 Change the throw blanket from a light linen or cotton to a heavier coarse knitted sweater like a faux fur throw can be a nice addition to a room and the natural elements give that warm feeling

 The fire place with florals should be replaced with wood logs in anticipation of heat

 Use some of the fall leaves in centre pieces and to add texture to mantles.

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: Flohaus

 

 Change the Urn at the front door to potted mums combined with gardening cabbages

 Replace the welcome matt for something more autumnal

 

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: Gaiam Life

The Practical

 Wash all the windows inside and out – with shorter days you want all the light you can have

 Clean up the gardens of leaves and debris

 Prune if need be

 

 

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: All Seasons Property Maintenance

 Plant bulbs a few weeks before frost to have a great garden the following spring

 Change the filter on the furnace and get a service check up pre winter

 Clean out the chimney in anticipation of winter fires

 Clean out the eves troughs so they can handle the rain and winter run off to come

Preparing for Fall
Photo Source: Westenhaver Construction

 

 Get the humidifiers prepped which is great for floors, plants and people in the colder months

 Check and replace any damaged door and window seals and save on energy consumption

 Check all the smoke detectors and CO2 detectors along with fire extingishers

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