How to Get Ready for Fall

Are you as ready as we are?

Mandy Murphy

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Fall is just around the corner. It is a time for reflection and transformation. It is a time for gentleness and coziness.

I truly enjoy getting the house ready for the changing season. Cooler weather is on the way and it is something to look forward to.

The changing colors in nature, the crisp in the air, and the leaves beginning to fall are a reminder to me that it is ok to let things go that no longer serve you.

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3 cozy things to do to get ready for fall

Cleaning

I take this time to get rid of clothing that no longer fits or is inspiring for me to wear. I also do this with my children. I’m clearing clutter and teaching them good habits at the same time. I start preparing for cooler weather a little early-shopping sales, donating items, and getting winter coats, hats, and mittens washed and ready. In Tennessee, we start seeing some cooler weather at the end of September and beginning of October.

If you are able to, changing out your bedding and adding cozy flannel sheets is always a charming touch to your bedrooms, but also a luxury. Adding extra blankets are nice to have for those cold nights. Giving your bedrooms a good cleaning, purging unused items, finding a place for memorabilia, and throwing away trash can simply create a cozy feeling alone.

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Fall Decor

Getting ready for fall means the Fall decorations come out of the attic, pumpkin spice candles are lit, and usually, we turn on Hocus Pocus and the fun begins! I love to decorate with warm autumn tones. We do like to add a hint of “spooky” decor in some areas-creepy cloth, old witch dolls, bats, jack-o-lanterns, etc. Lights are an absolute must. I love the ambiance of candles and lights at home. My particular favorites are the purple and orange lights.

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Home Maintenance

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Mandy Murphy
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Interventionist and Cozy Life Enthusiast