Get your home ready for the cooler days of fall by checking these quick to-dos off your list.
When you feel the chill of the night air, it’s time to think about replacing your lightweight bedding for something warmer. Using flannel sheets instead of cotton and adding a quilt or wool throw over your warmer weighted duvet can help you easily achieve this. You can also apply this to your windows by adding a heavier fabric window treatment - not only will this make the room feel cozier but it will also help cut down on your energy bills by minimizing any drafts.
Whether you like burning festive scented candles or creating your own natural aromatic blends. Nothing is better than having the great scents of fall fill your home. Some of my favorite scents include apples, oranges, rosemary, cranberries, cinnamon and cloves. Pinterest is full of great stovetop ideas you can try.
Who doesn’t love the sights and sounds of a cracking fireplace? I know I do and if you too have a wood-burning fireplace, now is the perfect time to schedule a chimney cleaning and order your firewood. This will ensure your fireplace is in good working order and safe to use. Remember to not store your wood supply against your house (just in case there are any buggers in there) and keep it covered to prevent it from getting wet from rain and snow.
Before you go crazy with all the great smelling candles and getting your fireplace going – be sure you’ve tested your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors; replacing batteries if needed. Also be sure to check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher and replace if needed. Safety first!!