Are you looking to get your home ready for the months ahead?
Well, we've spoken to the experts at PromotionalCodes.org.uk to find out exactly what you should be doing around the home! Whether it's a good old fashioned deep clean or a general sort out, we have the guide for you.
1. Cut the lawn
The last thing you want to do is have an overgrown shabby lawn greeting you each time you open your back door. Therefore, give it one last good cut. It might still need the occasional trim but not as regularly as it would during the summer months.
2. Oven maintenance
If you're facing an aimless night indoors, why not use it as an opportunity to give your oven a clean? There will be plenty of household oven products that can make it a simpler process. Be sure to let the grills soak and give the inside a good scrub too.
3. Deep clean the house
This is your chance! Leave no corner untouched. Get the cobwebs, dust the skirting boards and clear the cupboards. Then, when you have a gleaming house, you can sit back and relax.
4. Clean the fireplace
Give your fireplace a clean before you start using it again. Line the area with newspaper and remove any loose ashes and dust it with a shovel and broom. Clean off the soot from the brick with a wire brush, and then, using baking soda and warm water on a sponge, get rid of the remaining soot and dust.
5. Autumn pot pourri
You can make your own autumn pot pourri by using oranges, juniper berries, cinnamon, vanilla and rosehip. You can find several recipes online for this, which will give you an excellent ornament and lovely scent.
6. Throw it out
Take the chance to throw out any old clothes you've been hoarding and get rid of any food you're not going to eat.
7. Set the scene
An incredibly simple way to set the atmosphere for a relaxing night in? Lighting an array of scented and long-lasting candles! You're virtually guaranteed to get one to suit every mood.
8. Cushions and throws
Adding new snuggly cushions and throws to your sofas and bed will be a great way to make your evenings feel cosy and helps to keep you warm. This has the added advantage of letting you put off turning to the heating that bit longer.
Treating yourself to a brand-new bed spread is an effortless way to transform the look of your room, reinvigorating a tired room.
10. New curtains
Another great way to change the look of your room will be changing the curtains. If you opt for thicker curtains or blinds during the autumn, it can also help to insulate the room, providing better heat insulation in the process.
Why not give a tired room a touch of paint? As you'll be spending more time indoors, it makes sense to have it looking better. A quick lick of paint can really give a wall a face lift.