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Winterizing

November 19, 2009

nuit1 by aliette

It’s getting pretty chilly in Nashville this week, and it feels like winter is finally here to stay. Even though the official season doesn’t start for another month, I’m doing a lot of preparation for the upcoming season. Here are some of the ways we’ve prepared:

Bringing plants in. Here’s a great article from Real Simple about preparing your plants for the winter, including weeding and mulching.

Put away outdoor furniture.

Change front door wreath decor.

Clean out the refrigerator and freezer. Just this week, JD and I took stock of what was in our freezer and decided to have meals with only what was left in there. Sometimes having tater tots and pork chops is more fun knowing you’re making space for the Christmas leftovers!

Change out seasonal decor. I’ve switched out some pillows, put away springy/summer florals, and switched out a table runner for more muted colors and tones.

Sort through closets and get rid of old clothes. Now is a great time to look through your closet to donate clothes and shoes to those in need.

Stock up on batteries, toiletries and other essentials. Our December budget is usually tight, so I try to stock up on toilet paper, shampoo, batteries, Advil, and other holiday must-haves that you won’t want to fool with (or pay for!) in December.

What else do you guys do at home to prepare for the cold weather and the holidays? I’m taking a personal day tomorrow to catch up on life and would be happy to take any suggestions!

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  1. megstermeter permalink
    November 19, 2009 4:30 pm

    I love this–especially the image! Something else I like to do is get some of my nicer summer clothes dry cleaned before I put them away. I also do this in the spring with my winter coat, so that when I pull it back out, it’s ready to go.
    Also, I make a giant batch of hot chocolate mix. Oh. Yes.

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