Leaves are falling & campfires are calling… Fall is here!
The locusts have finally stopping buzzing and we’re feeling that peaceful hush that settles in the air as we slip into the cooler seasons.
Here in Texas, we have been enjoying a brief respite from the heat of our seemingly perpetual Summer weather. Since we all know it will be back in the 90’s by next week, we’re throwing out some quick DIY projects you can do this week to prep for the Fall (especially if you live somewhere blessed with actual Fall & Winter seasons).
Make sure your family, the pets and even your plants are tucked in & staying warm this year. Check the windows for leaks and weather-strip all doors opening to the outside. Don’t forget the door opening from the house to the garage- that’s an outside door, too. Do everything you can to keep that warmth inside the house. Saving on your heating bills while keeping everyone inside roasty toasty is a win-win.
Your trees, bushes, gardens and other plants could use a fresh layer of good mulch now to make sure they stay nicely tucked in and warm in the coming months. Mulch is Mother Nature’s blanket.
The most abundant source of heat is, of course, the sun. Consider automating your window blinds to make sure you take advantage of every minute of sunshine you can. With Fall comes shorter days, making it more important to catch the sun while you can. When using iblinds Kits with a Z-Wave hub, routines can be set to automatically open your blinds at sunrise or when you wake up, while also allowing them to automatically close at sunset or when you go to bed. Automation like this allows your home to absorb all the sunlight & heat it can during the day and holds it in for you at night.
Your own cozy fire is just a few steps away, if you follow the directions in this article on Zillow showing us how to build your own fire pit. This DIY fire pit is not only easy to make and easy on the budget, it also looks good. It’s definitely one of the better sets of instructions out there.
Think marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, family and great friends… You could be creating memories by nightfall!
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