What you need to have time to be sure to do in the restbefore the onset of calendar autumn time? Why is it so important to prepare for the cold season now? How to save time and effort in the process of seasonal cleaning of your house or apartment? We tell and show in all the details August is already counting down its last hours, and you hope that the beginning of autumn will still give you warm and sunny days like summer? We also very much hope so. But it is better to prepare for cloudy weather and cold weather in advance. Otherwise, you will wake up one morning and instead of a bright September morning, you will see a shower, mud and the first snow outside the window. You will have to rush around the house in search of a warm blanket, rubber boots and cold medicine. Do you need it? But you need to worry not only about making it comfortable and pleasant for you to meet autumn - your apartment also needs to be prepared for the change of season. And if you do not choose the time for this now, it will be more difficult to do it later, because postponed cases tend not only to accumulate, but also to multiply in an incomprehensible way. So let's devote this weekend to very important things in our home - and see how the inevitable sadness about the passing summer will turn into joyful anticipation of pleasant walks in the autumn forest and a cozy evening with a book by the fireplace. First of all, we take out all the clothes and shoes from the closets, sort them and put the summer sundresses, hats, sandals and handkerchiefs into suitcases, boxes, put them on the mezzanine and distant shelves in the wardrobe. We hang autumn jackets and raincoats in the hallway, put waterproof shoes and put a large autumn umbrella. Don't forget to swap out your summer bags for something more seasonal. Now we go to the loggia or to the balcony and inspectEverything that is there. If this room performs in your apartment the role of a pantry, think what can be thrown out in order to preempt the place for next "next things that you will then definitely need". Look where you will soon put your bike for the winter - to store it in the winter on the loggia is very convenient. In the event that you were able to turn the loggia into a cozy place for rest, where there is nothing superfluous, think about whether the flowers will be frozen there during the winter, whether you need to transfer the chair to the room, whether it makes sense to leave dishes for tea drinking there. If the loggia is glazed, immediately proceed towashing these windows. And then wash all the windows in the rooms and in the kitchen. Of course, autumn rains will spoil the perfect shine of the glass, but after you remove all the small debris that has accumulated in the secluded corners of windows and sills, wipe the frames, wash the glass with ammonia diluted in water, your house will literally shine with freshness and cleanliness. Our opinion: - If you were able to get permission to combine the loggia with the room to which it adjoins, it is best to arrange a winter garden on this space. It is inexpressibly pleasant to sit at a small table with a cup of tea next to flowering plants and watch the rain fall outside the window, the wind blows, and warmth and comfort reigns in your house! After washing the windows, check whether they fit tightlyAll the closing frames, there will be no rain on the windowsill in autumn, and in winter, before the frame, snow lies. If necessary we glue a warming tape, we change rubber sealants if they have served the term. The next step is to the bathroom.But first, let's grab the curtains that have been hanging on the windows all summer and send them to the wash. In the meantime, we will check the condition of pipes, adapters, plumbing, taps in the bathroom. Anything that leaks needs to be replaced or repaired. Pay attention to the condition of the bath itself - in winter you will probably bask in hot water often, and it’s better to do it. When the curtains are washed and dried, gentlyFold them and also send them to a distant shelf or into a box. And on the windows, hang more dense, winter curtains, which will not let the cold darkness into the room, warmed by a bright artificial light. And you can just combine these curtains from different seasons, adding dark and heavy curtains around the edges. But be sure to observe the rule: the length of the curtains should be the distance from the ceiling - the curtains should be hung under the ceiling - to the floor, plus 5-7 centimeters, due to which you can place the bottom edge of the fabric with beautiful folds. We hope you have already changed all the batteries in the apartmentTo new and effective. Make sure that they do not leak after a test run of the heating system, and if you doubt that the radiators will cope with the heating of the room, place a special screen on the wall behind them, reflecting the heat inside the room. So you can raise the temperature in the house by several degrees. The same effect can be achieved by attaching a battery of culinary metal foil. And to enhance the aesthetic effect, color the battery in a cheerful bright color. Now go around the whole apartment and check,How tightly closed all the doors. Lubricate the hinges so that they do not creak on a winter night, frightening you with thoughts of ghosts. We do not need drafts! And you need to think about getting rid of them now. If your apartment is designed as a studio, this step is doubly important - the wind does not have to echo with a loud echo in a large space. Following our actions will be devoted to preparing the bedroom for "wintering". Get out the dense bed linen and clean the lung, from a thin fabric, until next summer. Now came the turn of warm blankets, knitted bedspreads and pillows. Lay them on the couches and beds, and even when looking at them you will feel how warm the body and soul. Remember how nice it is to walk barefoot on a hot dayfeet on the cool floor? Forget it. Lay a rug in the bedroom, in the living room, lay a rug in the hallway and in the kitchen. This will add both physical and psychological comfort in the autumn-winter period. Our opinion: - Even if your house has a warm floor technology, do not give up at least small carpets. They make any room much more comfortable, if not to say that this is their main task, since it is difficult to imagine nowadays apartments with ice floors blown by all the winds. The light day is steadily decreasing, insolationOur homes and apartments will also be inadequate for several months. Partly compensate for this can be additional light sources that are convenient to place under the ceiling on decorative cords, at the couch on the wall, on the desktop or near the mirror. Enhance the sense of heat and light withCandles, which we advise you to arrange in different rooms and light as necessary: when the guests come - in the living room; Want to soak in the warm water - light those that put in the bathroom; There will be a desire to spend a romantic evening - at your service are candles in the bedroom. Now is the time to do indoor plants. If you have them, you probably know when it's time to cut off excess branches and stems, what to do with the processes and where to put the flowering plant at this time of year. Just remind you that it needs to be given some time. And if there are no plants in your house yet, buy a couple and put, for example, in the living room. So you will bring in your house a little summer green on the eve of the inevitable autumn. Even though it's about time for all summer thingsgo to winter storage, leave some signs of heat, sea, beach, grass, sun and wildlife in your apartment. It can be a summer wicker handbag by the sofa ... These little things will not interfere with bringing the spirit of autumn into your home, but they will unobtrusively remind you that after any fading and cooling, warmth, prosperity, and new life follow again.