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How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Breathe Right, DIAL®, Halls, Kleenex, Theraflu and TYLENOL®. All opinions are mine alone. #HappilyStocked #CollectiveBias

It’s my favorite time of year! The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colors, and the sweaters are coming out of the closet. From holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, to special occasions like birthdays and weddings, it seems there is a higher volume of traffic in the home, including out of town guests. Here are some tips on how to best prepare your home for the Fall season.

Decorate Your Common Areas

Your gathering spaces, such as your front hall and living room, are the first thing people see when they come into your home, whether it’s your kids coming home from school or your parents visiting for the weekend. Give everyone a charming welcome by adding a few simple decorations to these spaces.

You can also get creative and make your own decorations. It doesn’t have to be time consuming, either! I found these mini hay bales and added sunflowers to create a cute centerpiece on the hearth.

And fake flowers make for a great pop of color!

If you’re short on time, skip decorating rooms like the bedrooms and master bath. In the grand scheme of things, little time is spent in these rooms during the day.

But definitely do decorate the guest bathroom.

Create an Everyday Tablescape

The everyday tablescape is simple and not as ornate as a tablescape you might create for a holiday party. Even though it is simple, it adds to the charm of the home and the season.

Stock your Medicine Cabinet with Necessities

Now your home is Fall-ready and you feel better about having guests over. Guests may bring hugs and food to share with everyone, but they also carry something else with them. Germs. Flying in an airplane, jet lag, coming from/to an unfamiliar region, and just generally being around a lot of people are all factors that can contribute to your or your guests getting sick.

When I was shopping at Smith’s for most of the cute decorations you see pictured above, I decided to stock up on Breathe Right, Dial, Halls, Kleenex, Theraflu and TYLENOL® products for my medicine cabinet. Keeping my medicine cabinet stocked and a “goodie box” in the guest bathroom leaves everything with peace of mind. The last thing you want to worry about during the holidays is not feeling well.

But if you do have the sniffles, well I have you covered, too. Kleenex Anti-viral kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses in the tissue.

Don’t forget to wash your hands often as well. Dial kills 99.9% germs and leaves your skin feeling hydrated & soft.

And I have something for any other kind of relief you may need. All of these products can be found at your local Smith’s store near the Pharmacy.

During the month of November, you can take advantage of savings on these great products at Smith’s and other Kroger banner stores. Check out the savings here.

Find more tutorials for the season here.


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