5 Ways to Prepare Your House For The Fall Season

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As fall approaches, it’s time to start preparing your house for the season. Here are 5 ways to prepare yourself and your family for a comfortable and cozy home with the upcoming passage from summer to autumn:

#1 Declutter, Clean, and Organize

To start, thoroughly clean your home. Dust surfaces, vacuum carpets, scrub floors and wash all windows. This is the perfect time to declutter and arrange your living space by storing away any summer-specific items. Plan ahead on packing the seasonal items by function before unpacking the rest.

Clean out your gutters to prevent any clogging and hire a professional if needed. You can use a leaf blower on accessible roofs to remove any leaves, twigs, or debris. While up there, look for needed repairs to ensure your home is well-prepared for potential rain and wind during the fall months.

#2 Weatherproof

Keep your house warm during the cooler months and prevent any drafts by sealing any gaps or cracks around windows or doors. Add caulking, use draft stoppers, or consider installing weatherstripping to prevent heat loss.


#3 Check Heating Systems & Filters

Before the colder weather approaches, ensure your heating system is in working condition. Schedule a professional maintenance to check your furnace or heating system to ensure it’s running at its optimal level. Clean or replace air filters, and consider installing a programmable thermostat to regulate indoor temperatures and save energy.

man checking heater in the house to prepare his home for the fall season

#4 Bring Out The Cozy Decor!

Embrace the warmth of fall by adding cozy decor elements and textiles to your home. Swap out lightweight summer fabrics for heavier blankets, throws, and cushions in warm, rich colors. Incorporate autumn-inspired decorations such as pumpkins and wreaths to create a welcoming and seasonal atmosphere.

Bonus tip: Incorporate fall scents to elevate your atmosphere. Consider using essential oil diffusers, scented candles, or simmer pots with fragrances like cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and pine.

The brunette woman is home alone, sitting on the sofa, using a mobile phone.

#5 Outdoor Maintenance

Take care of your outdoor spaces to ensure your home is fall-ready.  Trim overgrown bushes and trees, rake fallen leaves, and store or cover outdoor furniture. If you have a green thumb, plant fall-blooming flowers or seasonal vegetables. Remember to clean and properly store your gardening tools!

Man trimming bough of brush. Man works in a backyard.

By following these easy suggestions, your home will be prepared for the fall season in no time.

What are your must-do interior and exterior house maintenance tips? 

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