Soon, the leaves will change and the air will be crisp. Fall is a season to appreciate the beauty of nature, and what better time to show off the home you’ve worked so hard to create? Here are five ways to show your pride as a homeowner this season.
1. Make a Fall Yard Work Plan
If you’ve built up a good momentum with yard work this spring and summer, don’t let it slow down just yet; there’s much to be done before the cold weather hits! Try using an online calendar to schedule your big outdoor projects so that it’s easier to cross them off the list. If you have a plan in place to get it all accomplished, your property will be well-prepared for the beautiful backdrop of autumn.
2. Decorate Tastefully
There are endless options for outdoor decorating in the fall. If you walk through the decor aisle and feel lost in a cornucopia of pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales and spooks, don’t worry! Sometimes, less is more. An autumn-themed wreath is an easy way to make your front stoop feel festive and welcoming. From there, add a couple mums and some pumpkins, and you’ll be all set. No need to go overboard to make your home look great for the season!
3. Invest in Outdoor Lighting
Light matters almost as much outdoors as it does inside the home. It is important for safety after dark, of course, but it can also elevate appearances and give the impression of a well-maintained property. It is especially helpful after daylight savings time, when the sun goes down very early — extra light can help combat the gloom after sunset.
4. Deep Clean the Interior
Even if you did a good spring cleaning, a full house clean is a good idea in the fall. As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to open all the windows, roll up your sleeves, and scrub all those spaces that are otherwise neglected. It can be a whole-family event, and once it’s done, you’ll feel much more relaxed.
5. Add Cozy Touches to Living Spaces
Once you’ve finished cleaning, find ways to add a little extra comfort to your home. Make it a space that both you and your guests will truly enjoy. Break out the throw blankets, pillows, candles and any items you like to decorate with. These are simple, but very effective ways of displaying the care and attention you put into your home.
You value your home and work hard to maintain it — so you want to make sure it’s fully protected. Talk to a Warren Weiss advisor to learn how to safeguard your home and personal property.