10 Autumn Spruce Up Tips

Generally we don’t think of autumn as a bright cheery time of year, because leaves are turning brown and falling on the ground, and temperatures start to drop.

I thought today I might offer some tips for sprucing your home up for autumn, because we tend to do more around the house during summer and spring, so why not autumn too?

1) Raking the leaves is the first thing to do. Whilst the romance of falling autumn leaves is good in theory, they can be unsightly when they’ve accumulated for long periods of time.

2) You can keep the garden watered now that we have had some rain, so if you’ve got plants that you would normally let die off during autumn, try fertilising and watering them to keep them alive.

3) Cleaning out the gutters isn’t the most glamorous job in the world, but it can not only be a good thing for your roof cavity during rainy periods, but it also helps prevent things like mould and moss growing in your gutters – which are even less fun to get rid of!

4) Stack your firewood in a dry accessible place, but not too close to your house. You don’t want to invite white ants into your home, and having damp timber around will certainly look like a yummy meal to them.

5) Dust around your door frames, window frames, blinds and shutters. It doesn’t seem like much, but it can take away that stale smell and actually benefits your health.

6) Pay some attention to your garage. If you have a lot of things stored in your garage, going through and sorting out things is cleansing, and may free up some room for the car!

7) If you have some odd jobs to be done around the house, like replacing door handles for instance, get in and do it. You’ll be surprised at just how quickly you can achieve these things, and the difference it will make to your home.

8) Pressure-spray your driveway to give it a new lease on life. If you want to keep your weathered look, hold the sprayer further away from the driveway or footpath so that you don’t hose away all of your driveway’s character.

9) Do a good clean out of your fridge and freezer. Make way for new things like soups and winter vegetables.

10) Set up your patio heater and outside entertaining area so that it can be used when it’s cold or drizzly, that way you can enjoy it all year round!

If you’ve got other tips for sprucing up your home in autumn, please comment below with your tips and ideas.