Don’t Fall into Fall

Vacation season is coming to an end and it’s time for one of the busiest times of year—fall. With holidays around the corner and back to school for kids, budgeting your time accordingly is key in having a successful season.

Sleep schedule

With more on your plate than usual, you may have to give yourself enough time in the morning and at night. If that means  waking up a half an hour earlier or later each day, be sure to adjust your sleep schedule accordingly. If you have kids, you may need that extra time in the morning to pack lunches for them and maybe yourself! These are things you should start planning out as summer begins to come to an end.

Have a planner

Whether it’s a calendar on your phone, an app, or a written planner, make sure to have some visual form of your day-to-day  schedule. Do not rely solely on memory—you are bound to forget something, so why leave room for error when you don’t have to.

Plan in advance

Don’t wing it, stay ahead of the game by starting to plan out fall before the summer ends. Don’t put off thanksgiving plans until the week before, or realize you need a babysitter the day school begins. You can easily stay on top of everything that will be coming your way by writing things down and planning things out a month in advance, if possible, so there are no surprises and mishaps. And, if you do need to adjust your schedule, you have enough time to do so.

Back to school

If you have kids heading back to school, you are now working around your schedule and theirs. There is bound to be overlap, which is why it’s so important to plan in advance, maybe get to sleep earlier, or have an earlier start.

Wellness

Fall season also means flu season, and with a busy schedule, it’s easy to forget the little things that keep you healthy. Make sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and leaving enough time for a self-care. Stick to your fitness routine, even if you must make adjustments to fit your new schedule, make sure a good sweat session is still a part of it!

As the seasons change, we often change with them. Make this fall, and every fall, an easy adjustment by planning out a schedule to prep for the fast-paced season ahead.

The Simple Spring Staging Tricks You Need to be Doing

Warm weather is around the corner, and buyers are ready to find the home of their dreams. Make sure your home matches the tone of the season with these simple spring staging tips that will have you just as ready to sell as buyers are ready to buy!

Hire a landscaper

How do you get potential buyers to look inside your home? You have to catch their attention with the outside! Curb appeal is an important first step in attaining the interest of home buyers. While you can spruce up the outside of your home on your own, hiring a professional can ensure the job gets done quickly and efficiently, and can even shave time off your busy schedule.

Power wash

Cleaning the outside of your home is a must. Weathering of the outside of a home is inevitable, and power washing can restore that same look that made you interested in buying that very home.

Spruce up your porch

The entrance to your home is the first thing potential buyers will see before stepping inside. Repaint your door with a fresh coat, and fill planters with eye catching flowers to bring life into this area.

Clean up winter residue

Despite your best efforts, a long winter of snow, rain, and salt can do some damage to the floors in your home. Cleaning off residue from salt and snow can be a tough task because regular cleaners won’t do the trick. Your best bet to make sure your floors end up clean is to hire a professional who is properly equipped. If hiring a cleaner is not in the budget, make sure you do thorough research on the type of flooring you have and the care needed to treat the floors properly.

Pull back the curtains

Curtains can add a pop of color to any room, but it’s important to pull them back and let the natural light shine in your home for an easy way to brighten it up with out artificial lighting.

Change up the decor

Incorporate throw pillows and blankets that reflect the colors of the season. This change in color will set the tone you want your home to give off to potential buyers. You can also add candles to make your home feel cozy. Everyone has their personal preference when it comes to scents, so it’s a good idea to stick will mild and basic aromas. Refrain from anything too fragrant.

Declutter

Think about donating unwanted or unused items to make a space seem larger. If you have closets over flowing, reorganize or get rid of items to show off the space your home has to offer!

Display

Flower arrangements and jars of fruit add a pop of color and a spring fresh scent that will give your home the perfect appeal it needs to sell.

Check out americanlifestylemag.com/home for more real estate tips!