Homemaker Series: Get Your Home Ready for Fall
Once September hits in my hometown, the air starts feeling crisp in the early morning and evenings and you know that Fall is only a few weeks away. Sometimes I have a hard time letting Summer go. Sunshine is the best. As much as I love a good pumpkin spice latte, seasonal changes can be hard on your mood when it is going from warm to cold.
Here are 5 things you can do to get in a festive mood and get your home and minds ready for Fall.
Add warmth to your home:
–Beeswax candles-Real beeswax candles clean your air instead of emitting toxins and they also give off a very subtle honey scent. I love them!
–Cozy blankets–This one has been one of my favs. It’s supposed to be a barefoot dreams dupe and it is sooo soft.
–Mums for the front porch-Aldi always has them for a steal at this time of year.
–Simple decor-Since I’ve had my son, simple is so much better for me. I read somewhere once that decorating for the season looks more natural if you bring elements of nature to your space–so I like to bring in things like wheat wreaths, a few real mini pumpkins, and some warm, rich, fall foliage.
Declutter 15 items a day:
Hear me out. I learned this glorious trick from the Allie Casazza podcast. Fall is a time where I really get into making my space feel good. If you don’t have time to tackle your whole house, and the thought of cleaning out anything makes you feel overwhelmed, this is such an easy way to start some momentum. You literally just get rid of or donate 15 items a day. This sounds like a lot, but it can be as small as a pen or an old receipt. You’ll be shocked how quickly you can gather 15 items. I did this over the winter last year, and it only took me about 15 minutes a day and I got so much done.
Make healthy comfort food:
I love to start making recipes that take a little more effort in the Fall. This year, my goal is to make one new recipe a week. Here are the cozy, warm things I have started making in the last few weeks to give you some inspiration. I’ll be putting some of my recipes up soon, but a lot of these I have gathered from Pinterest and made into my own.
-Beef vegetable soup
-Healthy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
-Maple chicken thighs with apples and sweet potatoes
Take on an indoor home project:
Autumn is a perfect time to start working on small home projects in the evenings. My favorite time to do this is right after my son goes to bed. Right now I am painting and updating my living room. I chose to update one of the rooms I spend the most time in. That may be a good place for you to start as well. Think about a space in your house that you could work on 1 or 2 nights a week and get to work! You’ll have an updated space before you know it.
Update your daily schedule:
Does this count as getting your home ready for Fall? Absolutely it does. As a stay-at-home Mom, having a schedule for our day is crucial. If I don’t plan out our weeks/days, the time slips away so fast and I am completely unproductive. However, if I have a plan, I can accomplish a lot and be very intentional about serving my family well. This can apply if you work in or outside the home. Have a plan for your days/weeks and try to stick to it. If something isn’t working, change it to make it work for you.
I hope this helps you get your home and mind ready for Fall. I’ve started trying to enjoy the little things about each season and pulling out the magic that each season brings instead of being sad that it’s starting to get colder. It just takes a few mindset shifts and some intentionality to bring joy.