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Preparing for Fall: Switching Out and Stocking Up!
Posted By Jessica Fisher On September 21, 2009 @ 10:32 am In Fall,Home Management | 12 Comments
Once school starts up again and the days shorten, my mind just starts to think about Fall and preparing for winter. Though I come from pioneer stock, I certainly don’t live on a farm, nor do I harvest anything from my own backyard. In fact, living again in Southern California, I don’t get to experience the changing of the leaves all that much. But, I still love Fall.
And even though I live in a milder climate, there are some practices that transcend geography and weather patterns.
Fall is also a great time to stock up on sale clothing items. Either you can raid the summer clearance for next year and store it, or take advantage of the back to school clearance and fill out any holes in their wardrobes to last them through the winter.
If you remember, I purchased 100 pounds of flour back in April . It lasted us through August. That’s an average of 20 pounds a month, not baking sandwich bread. I’m ready to lay in a new supply.
This is an area of home management where I am sorely lagging. No, we won’t get snowed in or face a hurricane, but an earthquake is definitely in the realm of possibility. And facing possible power and water shortages in the aftermath would not be fun, based on my current state of (un)preparedness. Don’t get caught without the necessities. These links  offer some suggestions as to what you might include.
What do you do to get ready for Fall?
Do you have special decorations that you put out? Special tasks for home organization? Share how you prepare your hearth and home and bring your link to Hoosier Homemade . Liz is hosting a link-up so that we can all be inspired. Plus, everyone who participates will be entered in a giveaway for sewn fabric pumpkins to fall-ify the home.
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