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Animals get ready for hibernation during the summer, this is something we humans can learn from. It’s a very smart move and rather than putting winter to the back of our minds and just enjoying the summer, we should use these summer months to prepare for the winter. Make the most of it while we can get outside, while the nights are light and the days are long.
It is the prime time to be getting ready for a few months when you want to be embracing the cold weather and having cozy nights in as this is the way to get through it and giving your home a winter makeover is a perfect place to start.
Before you do anything though, you need to do the boring stuff and check your boiler and heating system as there’s nothing worse than being left without hot water or heating in the middle of winter.
Home maintenance and DIY are essential for keeping your home at its best, and at this stage, it’s all about the structure before moving onto the aesthetics.
Make sure your windows are secure, and it’s a good idea to invest in some thick curtains as they add an extra layer of insulation. Plus if you do this now, you’ll probably get them in the sale.
Finally, you should check your roof tiles which you can learn more about on this site. It is better to get all these jobs done now, before it’s too late or if you need to get an expert in, they’re likely to be busier in the winter when everyone realises they have problems that need fixing.
Now for the exciting stuff, new cushions and throws are always a winner and essential for keeping you warm during the cold spells. You’ll be able to get some great things in the sale now, ideal for making your home very cozy while keeping it really stylish and modern too.
Don’t forget about the little things; it’s the little touches, the real home comforts that really make the difference in winter.
Do you have enough mugs for those nice cups of hot chocolate with marshmallows you’ll need when you come in out of the cold? Treat yourself to a nice big one and get a few others in for your guests too.
Winter is the perfect time to treat yourself to some new bath goodies. Think salts, scrubs, and bubbles to give your long hot bath that extra something, rather than just being a means to keep you warm. Baths relax your muscles, and with some extra special products, you’ll keep your skin soft and smooth ready to take on the harsh winter months.
After your bath, you’ll want to put on some beautiful new winter pyjamas on and light some scented candles while watching a winter movie. There are so many choices around for candles these days, and you can spend as much or as little as you want and still get some fantastic aromas and create a cozy ambiance in your home.
The Sparkling Cinnamon Yankee Candle smells divine, and there is even a Christmas Tree candle by Jo Loves, to get you in the mood. Who’s excited for winter now?