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11 ways to get your home ready for autumn

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Looking for ways to get your home organized and ready for the autumn season? Nothing beats that huge feeling of snuggling up in a cozy home with your loved ones around – and the changing season is the ideal time to get your house set up for this. From cutting the lawn to making your own potpourri, to sprucing up your living space with some soft furnishings, there's loads you can do to get your house in tip-top shape.

With some tips from the team at Promotional Codes, these autumn home ideas will help when the nights get shorter.

  • Cut the lawn

Giving your grass one last cut will keep your lawn looking trim in the autumn months. Wait until the grass has grown to a sufficient length and then trim back. Though it may need to be cut again it won't need to be done as regularly as in the summer.

  • Clean the oven

Cleaning the oven is not a popular household chore, but it's certainly a good idea to give it a deep clean at this time of year, especially if you're planning on spending a lot of time at home during the colder months.

  • Deep clean the house

We often think of giving the house a spring clean but forget that the autumn is a great time to do this too. Giving the skirting boards a wipe down, getting rid of the cobwebs and clearing your cupboards are all jobs that will make your house appear gleaming ready for winter.

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  • Clean the fireplace

If you're planning on using your fireplace this autumn, give it a good clean before you start using it. Line the area with newspaper and remove all loose ashes and dust with a shovel and broom. Then, use a wire brush to clean off the soot from the brick and use baking soda and warm water on a sponge to clean the remaining soot and dust off.

  • Use potpourri for a natural scent

An autumn potpourri will really transform your home and there are plenty of recipes out there for making your own. If you don't want to make one, you can always buy some.

Oranges, juniper berries, cinnamon, vanilla and rosehip all make great additions to your potpourri and will make your house smell wonderful.

  • Declutter

This is the time to donate all your unwanted clothes to charity and have a good clear out of your kitchen cupboards too. Drop your garments off at clothes banks in supermarket car parks and donate all your in-date but unwanted food to food banks, where those in need can make use of them.

  • Set the atmosphere with candles

Candles create the perfect cozy setting for a relaxing night in and there's an array of different scented and non-scented varieties to choose from. Add a few tea lights dotted or go for large pillar candles for that extra cozy feeling.

  • Add pillows and blankets

There's nothing better than curling up under a blanket when the weather is frightful outside. Adding new pillows and blankets to your sofa and bedroom can really transform the space in time for the change of season. Choose autumnal-themed pillows and blankets or go with brighter colors to offset the drabness of outside. 

  • Transform your bed with a new bedspread

A new bedspread can change the look of a room and perk you up if you're tired of seeing the same sheets every night. Choose fun prints and, in doing so, you won't be able to wait to get into bed at night.

  • Get some new curtains

Changing your shabby curtains for a fresh pair this autumn can do more than just keep the light out. In fact, the right curtains can insulate a room in the colder weather.

Buy thicker curtains or blinds (take a look at the stylish House Beautiful collection with Hillary’s) during autumn and you'll soon be ready when winter comes.

  • Add a fresh lick of paint

Since we're likely to spend more time indoors during autumn and winter it's a good idea to give your rooms a fresh lick of paint. Giving your walls a fresh lease of life will both brighten up the space and be more pleasing to the eye.

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