How-To: get ready for fall

5 tips for preparing for the fall season


As the leaves turn brown and fall to the ground, the weather is starting to get chilly and the pumpkin spice advertising begins to flood in, fall is quickly approaching. While students begin to have a rush of excitement due to the quickly arriving fall break, there is a new breeze in the air. There is a new chance to seize the season by taking advantage of all that can come along with the full fall experience. Exciting holidays such as Thanksgiving and Halloween take place during the fall season. Follow this guide to get the full fall experience!

Try some fall flavors + scents
What better way to get in a fall mood than with fall flavors? Cinnamon and pumpkin are flavors often associated with fall. You’ll start seeing places, such as Starbucks, come out with their seasonal fall flavors. So, next time you’re sitting in your room doing homework or watching a movie, light a fall scented candle, it might manifest fall!
Even places that don’t serve food or beverages often have seasonal items. Bath and Body Works and Yankee Candle often come out with new seasonal scents that can help get you into the fall mood. Whether that be soap, perfume or candles, involving a fall aroma can quickly put you into the fall mood.

Take out the fall clothes
Another way to fully embrace the changing season is dressing for the occasion. Get the tote of fall clothes from the top of your closet down. Break out your flannels, jackets and hoodies to keep yourself warm. Beanies and scarves are also very helpful as the weather starts to cool. Take this time to put the sandals up and start dressing for this new weather.

Participate in some fall activities
Going to the pumpkin patch or the apple orchard, jumping in a pile of leaves and carving pumpkins are a few of the many fall activities. As the season progresses, there will be more fall related activities that will become available. So, grab those closest to you and set aside time to enjoy some of these activities. Have some fun and participate in a few of them, you won’t regret it. You might even make some memories along the way.

Make plans
Instead of letting fall break pass you by, plan ahead of time. You have two weeks of limited and valuable time off of school, so make it count. Apply some of the fall activities by planning to do some of them with those around you. Writing these dates and times on a calendar is a great idea to ensure you’re making the most of your time. Take a trip to an orchard, pumpkin patch or sunflower farm in your two weeks off school.

Introduce fall treats
A great way to get the spirit of fall into your everyday life is by getting some of the fall esiental flavors into your diet. Eating or drinking more apple flavored products like apple cider, carmel apples or apple crisp can generate a newly found fall palette in your mouth. Or the infamous pumpkin dishes like pumpkin pie and pumpkin rolls can do the same.