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Do you get the urge to prepare the home for Winter this time of year? I do. It’s essentially the same as a spring clean but I think it’s sounds much more Hygge if it’s about getting the home ready for a cosy winter. I’m talking getting the winter clothes in the wardrobe, cleaning the old coats – maybe even finding that last fiver crumpled in the pocket – swapping out flip flops and canvas shoes for walking boots and wellies. It really helps me get into that hibernation mode. Whilst I can’t sleep the winter away (sadly) I can make my home as cosy as possible to prepare for more time indoors.
Even though it’s getting colder and darker I still open up the doors and windows in the morning, to get some fresh air circulating. It’s even more important these days to keep the home well ventilated and I think doing this each morning really helps. If you have engineered wood flooring in the home you’ll want to give it all a really good, sweep, clean and then maybe consider some super soft fluffy rugs to really bring that warm and cosy feeling in.
I have changed the bedding to our more soft and cosy winter style to help keep warm at night as well as have my trusty dressing gown. There are soft and cosy, fluffy blankets on the sofas to snuggle up into and we’ve swapped the living room fan for a portable heater to help take the chill out of the air in the early mornings. School runs will soon be done in hats, scarfs and gloves and I’ll look forward to coming home for a hot cup of tea and getting the slow cooker on to prepare our dinner.
Some people don’t tend to like this time of year – I have to admit I haven’t found the rain very pleasing this year, it’s seemed very wet! But I do love this time of year usually, and I love the ability to try and get cosy once again. I love curling up with a book and a mug of hot chocolate, a blanket over my lap in soft, comfortable clothes and the sound of the wind wrapping around the house. All these little changes as we shift into winter help me to prepare for a bit of a hibernation and keep me feeling cosy.
How do you prepare the home for Winter?