And just like that, the mornings get colder and the evenings get darker and we slowly start to swap our t shirts and shorts for boots and jumpers and as if like magic, the gas bill creeps up month on month before our eyes.
There are a lot of preparations you can do in order to future proof your home for entering the colder months in order to stay prepared and keep organised.
1- Fertilise your lawn
If you are fortunate enough to have outdoor space, then now is the time to sprinkle some fertiliser on your lawn. This protects it over the winter and helps it to come up even faster and greener when we hit the spring. So if you want to be the talk of the street…you better run out to your local garden centre, and quick!
2- Clean out your gutters
As the chance of rain increases more than ever now we have hit October, especially in Glasgow, it’s a good idea to clean your gutters from all the fallen leaves and debris that have clogged up over the last few weeks. This can save you from a hefty roof bill when your mind is on Chrimbo presents. Regular cleaning also prevents furry friends and rodents making a home in your gutters, the only furry friends we want are the ones that go woof woof.
3- Change over your duvet
The biggest Sunday job there ever was: bedding changeover. Swap the summer duvet for the winter duvet, or just add in another, and you’ll be cosy all winter!
4- Reset your heating timer
Now that the temperature is dropping, it might be an idea to re-set your heating schedule to a time to suit you, so that you are comfortably warm when you need to be and not wasting unnecessary money when the house is empty! The ideal time for heating your home is an hour before you are due to wake up, and an hour before you are due to get home. Because no one likes a cold shower..!
5- Get the candles out
Nothing says Autumn more than a few scented candles. Guaranteed to make you feel warm and cosy and add that extra touch to your home as we move into winter. Some of the best autumnal scents include spiced pumpkin or a husky woody fragrance.
6- Take in your garden furniture
Along comes that time when you admit that the beloved garden furniture probably won’t see daylight again until 2020, so dust them down, pack them up and put them in the garage or in a secure, dry, storage facility such as GTW Storage for the winter months… we offer a range of storage spaces to fit your needs.