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5 Easy Ways to Welcome Fall - #FallReset


Fall is almost here, it officially begins on September 22nd, but for us the leaves are already changing colors and the weather has begun cooling down. I'm big on fall, I love the cooler temperatures, and everything that is associated with fall and the fall season. I love putting up my fall decor and as you can see, we've already started with the outdoors. However, the one thing I'm not a fan of is cleaning. No matter what time of the year it is, I hate cleaning. With that being said, there are a few things that I always make sure to do whenever fall arrives, and today I want to share with you 5 easy ways that you too can welcome fall.


1. Bring out the Fall Decor

Say goodbye to summer by putting away the bright summer colors, and make way for the darker hues of oranges and browns that autumn brings. I'm a big fan of decorating and my entryway table always announce what season we're in. You can get your decor from a department store, craft store or even your local dollar store. Decor is usually available as early as August so don't procrastinate. If you're crafty enough, you can even make your own by bringing nature indoors. Add a few leaves and acorns to a jar like we did to give your home an autumn element.



2. Get Your Winter Clothes and Linen From Storage

Pack up your lighter summer clothes and replace them with your warmer clothes for the season. Now is also the time to see what will make it for next season. If you've gained a few pounds and your clothing no longer fits, think of donating, recycling, selling or even giving them away to make space for other things. Also swap out your lighter linen for heavier, thicker, warmer blankets or duvets.


3. Bring out the Scents

Fall for me is all about cooking and baking in the kitchen. It's about pumpkin spice and the great outdoors. So find some of your favorite scents and light a candle or two or even melt a few waxes. Febreze has introduced a new fall scent, the Big Sur Scent which is vibrant, citrusy and spicy. It eliminates odors so your home smells like it's perched on the limb of a sandalwood tree.



4. Organize Your Pantry and Kitchen

Throw away old and expired items and stock up on staples such as sugar, flour and rice. Clean up your cupboards and refrigerator and make sure that your kitchen appliances are in good working condition.  Have them serviced if needed because you do not want to be caught without something in your pantry, or with a non working appliance when the weather gets bad.


5. Clean the House

This is the only time it's legal to acquire child labor, and by that I mean the help of your children. Have them go through each room, starting with their own and get rid of everything that they no longer want. Clean windows, dust, mop the floors and don't forget the laundry.



I just LOVE my Swiffer. The Swiffer Wetjet makes clean up a breeze and according to my little one "it's fun". It's the only time that the kids don't mind mopping the floor. And now they've introduced a new formula for wood surfaces. I live in a multi-surface household, so it's good to know that there is now a formula made just for my wood floors.

So are you as excited for fall as I am? Use my easy fall reset tips and you'll have a fall home that you will never want to leave and everyone wants to visit.

Let's discuss: What do you love most about fall? 


Now for the good news! One lucky Growing Up Madison will win a Febreze and Swiffer package so that you too can get ready for fall. Winner will be randomly selected by PromoSimple and will have 48hrs to respond to the winning email. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be selected. Prize will be delivered by the Sponsor. Good luck!



Annmarie John
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  1. I love the falling leaves and the beautiful colors of fall. I do miss the warmer temperatures of summer but the beauty of fall makes it easier to bear.

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    1. Oh I just love the colors myself. Something about the orange hues just makes me think of warmth.

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  2. Hahahaha I'm laughing about that part about child labor. I've found that my kids love using my Swiffer too because they think it's cool, compared to using a regular mop. BTW I'm loving your fall decor. I have to go to Home Goods to get some stuff for my own home, and I might pick up that new scent from Febreze as well.

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    1. It's funny because Madison will look for the littlest thing on the floor and says "it needs to be mopped" so she can use the Swiffer Wetjet. LOL

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  3. I love Febreze! We use it all the time for everything. I also love my Swifer! Great ideas to get fall ready

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    1. Oh I love them both myself! Febreze makes everything smell better and Swiffer keeps everything cleans.

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  4. I love Fall because of the scents and the colors. I also use Fabreze. These are great tips to welcome Fall.

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    1. Febreze is the best thing ever invented. :)

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  5. I love Swiffer and Febreze. I use them all the time, actually. I'm glad you included cleaning in the fall routine. It's an excellent time to give the house a good once over.

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    1. Oh it really is. Most people think of Spring Cleaning but I think Fall Cleaning should be a thing too.

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  6. I love to give the house a good once over when fall rolls around. Most people know spring cleaning, but I do a spring and fall cleaning.

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    1. I am with you on that. I do the same thing too!

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  7. I am in the process of getting all our fall clothes and linens out of storage right now! It certainly makes fall feel real.

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I can't believe that it's like right here!!

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  8. There is a container of Frebreze in every room in my house.

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    1. That's great! I make sure the air-fresheners are in every bathroom.

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  9. I lvoe fall for pumpkin spice everything. I also love the break in the heat we get in the summer her in FL. I like the tip about a good cleaning we just gave the house a deep cleaning in preparation fro fall.

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    1. That's one of the reasons I truly do love Fall. I hate the summer heat so the cooler weather makes me feel good.

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  10. I am going to have to check out those new Febreeze scents. They;ll just make the whole place smell like Fall. I need to get our Fall decor out and get a move on things.

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    1. Oh they smell amazing and I'm not just saying so. I think you'll love them.

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  11. I love Frebreze! I always have one of their air-fresheners in the bathroom.

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    1. You sound very much like me. I always have it in all my bathrooms as well.

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  12. I definitely love the colors and smells associated with fall!! Oh and of course I can't forget the flavors!! YUMMY!!!

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    1. I'm very much like you. I love the colors and the smells as well.

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  13. i like the cool air no more heat beaming on me its cool its nice the leaves turn

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    1. That's my favorite reason for fall, the cooler weather.

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  14. Cleaning is big. I do a fall and spring clean. Got to swap out those clothes too. Which ends up in a few loads of laundry.

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    1. That's what usually happens. You start and then you end up sometimes with even more work that you even imagined.

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  15. I actually just put my fall wreaths out yesterday, along with my 2 really cute scarecrows. I still don't feel like fall is in the air yet, but we are close enough that it was time to decorate.

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    1. We are super close. I have to get my Halloween items out myself soon too.

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  16. I'm definitely excited to bring the decorations back out. I do need to do some cleaning and maybe try out some new scents.

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    1. Definitely try out some new scents. I am loving this new Febreze Big Sur scent.

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  17. I love Swiffer and Febreeze products! I use them daily to keep my home clean!

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  18. I love to do a deep clean of the house when a new season hits. I am in the middle of that right now and am using some of these great products to help me move through quickly.

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    1. I don't do them every season but I do it every Fall and Spring, just like the clock.

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  19. I've been doing tons of cleaning, sweeping, dusting and I even bought some new scents and decor too. I'm all ready for the fall. So excited!

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    1. Sounds like you're ready as well. Kudos to you!

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  20. I decorate early for fall too! My kids love starting making decors days after Labor day. Your fall decors are so cute!

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    1. Thank you Toni. We love decorating every season and will be putting up our Halloween items very soon.

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  21. I didn't want to wait so I put up some fall decor on our mantle last weekend. I'm ready for fall! These ideas will help me continue to usher in the new season.

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    1. Oh I never wait and Halloween is right around the corner so will be decorating for Halloween very soon too.

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  22. Fall is my favorite time of year! I love getting all the fall decor out and decorating the whole house!

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    1. It is mine as well but for decorating I would have to say Christmas is my favorite.

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  23. I love the cooler weather of fall. Look forward to it all summer long!

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    1. Oh you and me both. I'm always ready for Fall by the time August hits.

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  24. I love Fall! and the Fall scents are awesome. I would try the Big Sur scent.

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  25. I absolutely love everything about the fall scents! I really need to get my kitchen cleaned out...there is so much cleaning to do!

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    1. The kitchen is always the hardest part for me to clean because my kitchen is rather large so there is always a lot to do.

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  26. I've been ready for fall for a long time, in my head that is. haha I would love to win this!

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    1. Oh you're not alone. I'm sure I've been ready for the past 2 months and good luck with the giveaway.

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  27. We are going on vacation but the moment we get home I am welcoming fall. I can't wait to get out all the decoration and the scents are the best!

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    1. The fall scents are amazing. All the pumpkin fragrances that can be found is great but the Big Sur that Febreze has is also amazing.

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  28. As much as I hate fall weather, I do love fall decor!! Decorating my home for the season is my favorite!!!

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    1. Why do you hate fall? I think it's the coolest *no pun intended* season ever!

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  29. I love the scent of fall and can't help it but to be amazed with this season. Pumpkins decorations are the best!

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    1. Pumpkin decorations are awesome and whenever I see pumpkins I know that fall is here.

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  30. Wow! I want to win this! I love everything about fall, especially the chance to play with the pile of dry leaves!

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    1. That's my kids. They just love jumping in the leaves and good luck.

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  31. I've started some fall cleaning- clearing out my pantry and cabinets. But I need to do more- great list!

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    1. I've started my cabinets and just cleaned my refrigerator as well. Still have a lot more to go.

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  32. Ahhh! I love Fall, it's my favorite season. My favorite part about fall is wearing the tights and scarfs! I love it <3

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    1. It's one of my favorite season as well. Don't you just love the cooler weather?

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  33. I love all the fall scents. I can't wait to enjoy them now that the season has arrived. I also think the idea of cleaning the house, like you would in spring, is a great idea.

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    1. I follow the Fall Back, Spring Forward schedule when it coms to deep cleaning my home so fall is my time to clean then the next major cleaning is in spring.

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  34. Fall has always been favorite time of year as well. I haven't brought out the fall decor yet, but I'll be doing so this weekend. :)

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    1. Don't you just love decorating when fall comes? I know it's my favorite thing to do, along with Christmas and Easter.

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  35. We have multi-surface floors too, so I appreciate that they cater to that too. My favorite thing about Fall is the hay rides and corn mazes. :)

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    1. Oh we go to the pumpkin patch every autumn and as long as there are hayrides and corn mazes, we do them.

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  36. I enjoy sitting by the campfire with friends/family, fall flavors, oversized sweaters and cute boots.

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    1. Sounds like the way I love to be in bed myself too.

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  37. I love all the wonderful smells and colors of fall!

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    1. Oh you and me both. I just love seeing the leaves change colors.

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  38. I love the falling leaves and the beautiful colors of fall.

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    1. That's what I really love about fall myself, the changing colors of the leaves and all the beautiful hues.

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  39. I am loving all of the different Fall scents. This is my favorite time of the year and get the house clean is definitely a priority.

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    1. Oh I just love the scents and the colors. I think the colors of spring and fall are my best colors.

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  40. Swiffer has always been my go to for cleaning my house! Febreze has it on point with making your house smell like a home, too.

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    1. Oh Febreze sure does and I just love my Swiffer.

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  41. Fall is my favorite of them all. Perfect weather for everything. I love having the windows open.

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    1. I just love the cool weather that fall brings. It's my favorite too.

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  42. i love fall colors. since moving to the desert, i don't see them often at all. i guess i need to bring fall to me in my house.

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    1. When you can't bring the season to your state, you bring it in your home. Excellent idea.

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  43. I'm waiting patiently for the fall weather to come! It's 93 degrees today! I brought out the fall decorations last weekend and I'm waiting to start using the candles daily!

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    1. Oh my! We've been having such warm weather here as well that I'm beginning to wonder when fall is truly going to begin.

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  44. The weather, the falling leaves and fall festivals.

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    1. Fall is beautiful isn't it? I love all those things too.

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  45. I love everything about fall! My favorite season!!

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    1. Oh it's absolutely my favorite season too.

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