As summer quickly comes to a close, we start to notice the beginnings of the signs for fall. The wind has a slight crispness that wasn’t there before, the leaves lose their bright green color, and the days seem just a little shorter. As we reminisce on the days summer past, we also recognize that there are certain things that need to be done before fall reaches its peak. Taking a day or two to really prep your apartment for the fall season can be important, but sometimes it can be difficult to know the steps to take. For those of you who need a little help, we’ve compiled a list of some of the pre-fall necessities around your apartment. Read on for some crucial autumn advice.

Cleaning Your Apartment

Spring cleaning gets all the publicity, but fall cleaning can be equally as important, if not more. Summer brings a lot of mess, especially small things that we may not realize. Wafting tree pollen, clinging sand from the beach, dirt from the outdoors, and more can come in through your window or on your clothes without you even realizing. Take the time to move your furniture and clean all of the nooks and crannies that you may have missed during the summer. It could also be a good time to get rid of some of the clutter you’ve been meaning to get rid of. The colder months typically mean you spend more time inside, especially with the nights getting longer. Cuddle up on the couch with a clean conscious and a clean apartment this fall.

Decorating for the Fall

If you have guests over in October but you still have bright, colorful, summer decorations adorning your apartment, you may get some strange looks. September is the month when you should take the time and switch up the color scheme and decorations in your home for the season. Switch out the bright yellows and corals for some nice, natural and deeper tones. Deep reds, browns, oranges, darker yellows, and olive greens will invoke the feelings of fall for you and your guests. Put away the thin summer blankets and break out the throw blankets that are a little thicker for those chilly nights. Also, don’t be afraid to be a little festive with a cornucopia, pumpkins, or gourds as decorative centerpieces.

Insulating Your Apartment

The fall weather can be a bit chilly, especially in the later months like November, so it’s important to get the most out of your heating. Check all of your windows to make sure that they’re fully insulated so none of the heat that you’re paying for escapes. It’s also a good idea to get a door draft stopper to stop any of the hot air escaping from under your front door. Taking these small steps will not only trap the heat inside of your apartment and make it significantly warmer, it can also save you money. If your home is not properly insulated, it takes more energy to heat it, costing you more money every month. Take an hour or two and seal your apartment nice and tight.

Increase the Lighting

The summer is great for natural light to spill into your apartment, but the fall? Not so much. The days get darker and shorter so your apartment gets less and less light. Using pre-installed lighting is certainly an option, however mood lighting and reading lamps can give you light without making the room too bright for what you’re doing. Floor lamps, table lamps, and reading lamps are important pieces to a peaceful fall apartment, and you will not be disappointed by spending the extra money to shed some extra light.

Switch to Autumn Fragrances

Having your apartment smell nice is an important aspect of your home, but having it smell natural is just as important. Autumn isn’t the season of watermelon and fruity scents, so try switching your candles to scents like cinnamon, apple, vanilla, and other typical fall scents. Potpourri can be a hassle free way to change the aroma in your apartment. Looking for a cheaper way to get that fall fragrance? Try boiling some cloves, a tablespoon of cinnamon, and apple cider together to make your apartment smell like fresh apple pie. Just try not to get too hungry when you do!

Luxury Apartments in Metuchen

If you’re searching for luxury apartments with top notch amenities and welcoming community, look no further than Woodmont Metro. With floor plans suitable for any type of person or family, we are proud to be the top tier apartment choice in the area. For questions, contact us today. You can also schedule a visit or begin the application process online. Find your home this fall, call Woodmont Metro!