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6 Ways to Get Ready for Fall

The weather is getting cooler, meaning it’s time to get your home ready for the new season! Fall is one of the most festive times of the year, filled with vibrant colors, sweet smells, tasty foods and other things that stimulate your senses. Redecorating your home for fall is not only fun, but it’s a great way to bond with your family. Here are 6 ways to get your home into the fall spirit.

Autumn Scents

One of the best ways to make your home feel like fall is to enhance its smell. From pumpkin and cinnamon, to apple and coriander, fall is known for its delightfully aromatic scents. Bring these smells into your home to give it some real autumn character. Soaps, candles and potpourri are all great vehicles by which to bring out these smells.

Get Your Closet Right

Sadly, summer is gone — and so is the warm weather. What an enjoyable week it was! Sarcasm aside, it’s time to rearrange your closet and account for the cool front that’s about to sweep over Michigan. Swap out your t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops and replace them with sweaters, jackets and closed-toe shoes.

Prepare Your Law

We posted last week about how to prepare your lawn for fall, but it’s worth mentioning again here. From aerating soil to removing weeds, there are several steps you can take to ensure your lawn is lush and full when next spring awakes. Here are some other tips for maintaining your lawn during the fall.

Get a Pumpkin

It’s still September, so you may not need a pumpkin quite yet. But when the calendar flips to October, there’s nothing that screams fall like a big ole’ jolly pumpkin. Pick one up, carve it out, save the seeds (these are great for baking!) and plop it on your porch to let everyone know that you’re in the fall spirit!

Bring Nature Indoors

While nature might be withering outside, you can make up for it inside your home with some plants. Indoor-friendly plants, such as palms or peace lilies, can really liven up your home. The aroma from the plants will pervade your home and really spice it up.

Spruce Up Your Kitchen

Speaking of spices, when people think about fall, they think about pumpkins, apples and donuts. Take the basic elements from these popular foods and incorporate them into your cooking. Cinnamon, apples and ginger are some of the many zesty foods and spices that will allow you tongue to celebrate fall just as your other senses.

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