Getting Your Home Cosy This Autumn – 4 Top Tips with Wanapix


4 Top Tips with Wanapix for Getting Your Home Cosy this Autumn

Indoor people can rejoice as the signs of autumn are here. The leaves are falling, the harvests are in, and there’s a refreshing chill in the air that’s sure to knock those lazy summer cobwebs off.

The arrival of Autumn brings with it full justification for wearing snazzy knitwear and curling up with a blanket, coffee, and a good book.

And speaking of getting cosy. The Life of Stuff has teamed up with leading personalised gift company Wanapix.ie to bring you a quick checklist to cover the basics for getting your home cosy this Autumn. So if you don’t know where to start, we home this short guide will inspire you because now is also the best time to take advantage of the milder weather before winter hits.


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Further Reading: 6 Gardening Tips: Preparing Your Garden for Autumn and Winter


Getting Your Home Cosy this Autumn Tip #1 – Have An Autumn Clean

We’re all familiar with the tradition of spring cleaning, but autumn is a great time to do a quick declutter too.

It’s the time of year when spiders will start looking for new homes, so dust and vacuum away any particularly dusty areas to keep them out, and keep them away by placing a horse chestnut (conkers) in the corners of each room, as these naturally repel them. Additionally, clear any leaves from your gutters to prevent clogged drains, and dust around any radiators and heaters so that they’re ready for big switch on!


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When it comes to your personal things, unless you plan on chasing some winter sun, now is the time to pack away all those summer clothes and beach accessories – you could even consider packing them all in a large suitcase so you know where everything is when summer comes around again.


Further Reading: 12 Ways Your Home Affects Your Health and Wellbeing


Getting Your Home Cosy this Autumn Tip #2 – Refresh Your Decor

With a few minimal decor changes, you can make your home look and feel extra cozy.

Adding small touches can make all the difference, especially with textiles, like fluffy rugs throws, and blankets, making your sofa look all the more inviting while keeping you nice and snug. Pops of colour can make a huge difference as well, and can make the days feel longer than they are – choose earthy reds, greens, and purples to complement creams and mustard yellows. If you have predominantly metal or plastic furniture, add a little organic freshness with some pot plants which will also help to brighten your space.


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If you’d like to take your cosiness to the next level then why not consider personalised blankets for your loved ones, or yourself! Ranging in price from €20, and with free shipping over €50, Wanapix have a super collection of personalised blankets that range from travel blankets to sherpa fleece blankets. We at The Life of Stuff, adore the personalised blanket ponchos for children – cute and cosy!


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Getting Your Home Cosy this Autumn Tip #3 – Check Your Windows and Doors

One of the best home improvements to undertake during autumn is replacing or upgrading your doors and windows so your home isn’t draughty over winter. Find out about glass hardware fittings to ensure your windows and sliding doors are properly sealed in time for the colder, wetter weather. If you don’t already have double glazing, now is the time to rectify that, as by retaining the heat you can save money on your gas bill.


Further Reading: Sustainable Saving with Energy-Efficient Windows And Doors


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Getting Your Home Cosy this Autumn Tip #4 – Add Insulation

Now that your windows and doors are plugged, it’s worth doing the same to the rest of your property. Many homeowners already have loft and wall cavity insulation, but if you don’t, now is the time to install it while it’s still warm enough to do construction work. To ensure that your boiler and radiators aren’t wasting valuable energy, add a boiler jacket and thermal-lined curtains, which add an extra layer and keep everything running efficiently.


About Wanapix: Wanapix are a multi-award winning gift company who have been in the photographic and printing sector since 1984. With an ethos similar to our own here at The Life of Stuff, Wanapix are family orientated and believe in sustainability – 100% of the energy they consume is from renewable energy sources. For more on Wanapix, visit their website here, where you’ll find a personalised gift to suit every personal taste.


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