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How to Keep Your Home in Tip-Top Shape for Fall

The season change signals the arrival of cooler temps and a welcome decline in maintenance demands. Fall brings with it an uptick in outdoor activities, as well as a need to revamp your home for the colder months.

The changing of the leaves is just one of the many natural phenomena that can be spruced up by replacing old décor and swapping out dated furnishings and accessories. From seasonal maintenance tasks like cleaning gutters and staining decks to interior redecorating tips, you’ll want to keep your home cozy and inviting all year round!

To get you started, here are six tricks for keeping your home cosy through the fall:

Clean your air vents and chimney

Clean out your ducts and chimneys! Dust and dirt accumulate along the ductwork of HVAC units, while food particles can make their way into your home. Cleaning out your air ducts and chimenys can make a huge difference in the quality of your air, removing dust particles and excess humidity that can cause allergies and ensure your home is safe and free from hazards.

While it might sound like a chore, it’s surprisingly easy, and it’s something you can do to help your home stay cleaner and healthier. First, get yourself something to use as a duct brush. You can get a cheap one-dollar brush from the dollar store, or use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment – just make sure it’s the right size to fit through the ductwork. When it comes time to clean out your ducts, put on a pair of gloves, grab your duct brush, and carefully begin brushing through the ductwork.

While not impossible to perform yourself, chimney services require a slightly more professional approach so we be sure you know what you’re doing first or employ the assistance of a professional.

Organize your closets

Closets are a hidden storage space that can be easily forgotten. Hold an autumn closet clean-out to organize and clean them out. Get rid of items that don’t fit in your closet, like old decorations, extra blankets, and clothes that aren’t currently in season. If you haven’t looked in your closet in a while, you may find things you don’t need.

Change up lighting

Change out your lighting to bring some seasonal vibes to your home. There are endless options when it comes to lighting for the fall. You can try out warm tones like orange and yellow, bright reds, and browns, or add some fall-appropriate colours like burgundy and forest greens. You can find many lighting options at your local hardware store or online.

Dry your windows and get a humidifier

Clean your windows and switch out your curtains to dry your windows to avoid condensation. You should also clean your windows to remove any dust and other gunk that could be building up on your windows. Condensation on your windows can lead to mould growth, while mould growth can lead to serious health issues like respiratory issues, allergies, and even cancer.

Don’t skip on maintenance

Fall is a great time to get your home maintenance done. Don’t wait until the end of the year to clean your gutters and store your outdoor items so they’re ready for the winter.

Stay warm with blankets and toasty candles

Keep your hands and feet warm in the winter with fuzzy mittens and warm footies. You can also protect furniture and electronics from spilled drinks and food with a pair of fleece socks. You can also warm your home with fall scents, like apple pie and cinnamon. You can try lighting up your home with toasty scented candles, scented oil diffusers, and even a jar of warm fuzzies.

If you'd like to crochet yourself a cozy blanket, check out my free Merry-Go-Round blanket pattern that is suitable for beginners and fun to work up with both solid colors, variegated colors, or multiple yarn skeins.


Autumn is a season of change and transition. The changing colours, cooler temperatures, and the passing of the seasons all bring a sense of transition, change, and transition.

With the season change, you can refresh your home and change up your decor to reflect the season. Clean and dust your air vents, organize your closets, change up your lighting, dry your windows and get a humidifier, don’t skip on maintenance, and stay warm with blankets and toasty candles.

With these fall cleaning tips, you can keep your home ready for winter, cosy, and looking great all year round!