With cooler days on the way, now is a perfect time to round up some frugal fall tips. Fall has to be one of my favourite seasons even thought it means winter (and snow!) is on the horizon. Good thing there are some easy and economical ways to celebrate as the leaves start to fall.
#1 MAKE YOUR OWN INSTANT OATMEAL PACKS
Oatmeal is back on the menu as a breakfast staple in the cooler months. Instead of buying the individual instant packs from the store, you can make your own instead. It’s simple, it’s a great activity for the whole family, and the end result tastes amazing. Details HERE.
#2 MAKE YOUR OWN FABRIC FRESHENER
‘Tis the season to start pulling scarves, hats, coats and sweaters out of storage. You can freshen things up with a homemade fabric freshener.
1 cup warm water
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp fabric softener
Combine everything in a small spray bottle. Shake well and spritz at will! The baking soda could end up clogging your spray nozzle so be sure to shake well before using, and/or run the bottle under some hot water if necessary.
#3 MAKE YOUR OWN SEASONAL POTPOURRI
This is a super simple task and fun to boot! Dehydrate thin slices of apples and oranges in a 250 degree oven for an hour or more. Put the dried slices into a wide glass vase along with cloves, star anise, and cinnamon sticks. On its own, this potpourri offers a subtle scent that is reminiscent of Thanksgiving and all things autumn. If you need to freshen your kitchen in a hurry, drop a handful of the mix into a pot of boiling water and let the delicious scented steam waft through the air.
#4 MAKE YOUR OWN SCENTED SACHETS
No doubt we will all be pulling scarves and coats out of storage now that summer is over. You can make your own scented sachets for hangers and drawers. This ensures your outerwear will smell fresh and delicious despite being cooped up in a crammed closet! Details HERE.