Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I have been enjoying every single day of the perfect weather that we have been getting recently in Georgia. With a season change, also comes a to-do list. Here are 8 things to do each fall, which you might want to consider adding to your fall list:
Have A Picnic
The weather is perfect. It’s the most wonderful time of year for everyone who likes not-too-hot and not-too-cold. Why not enjoy it with a nice picnic lunch at a local park? You can make it even better if you pack a couple of autumn treats, like pumpkin lattes, bread and pies. Super budget-friendly. Super fun. Plus, for those who are concerned about getting sick, going to a park for a picnic is a relatively low-risk option!
Tailgate From Home
Are you loving all of the football? Even though game days have not felt quite the same this year, you can still create a tailgate vibe inside or out with the right snacks and a few friends over to cheer on your favorite team from your couch!
Go To An Apple Orchard
Time is of the essence with this one because apple season is coming to an end very soon, but this is a fall family classic. If you live near an apple orchard, make a day of it. Some places sell you bushels of apples, while others even let you pick your own (call beforehand because COVID has changed all of their typical rules). Either way, you’ll enjoy two things that are good for you: fresh air and fresh fruit. Ellijay has so many great orchards for you to pick from!
Are you a wine lover? Make a day trip to Dahlonega for the fun wineries! Even if you do not drink wine, you could go for the views and charcuterie boards. Downtown Helen also has a really fun little space with eateries, shops, and of course, the river. In the spring and summer months, you can float down the river.
Make 2 Christmas Lists
If you celebrate Christmas, make two Christmas lists. I’m sure you are wondering why you are needing to make two, but let me clear that up. The first one is for your wish list. What are you asking for? The second list is what you are giving to your family and friends. Creating a list for the gifts that you need to buy + the gifts that you have already bought is a great way to stay organized.
With the list of gifts that you need to buy, you are probably needing to make some extra money. It’s great to start saving (and shopping) as early as possible so that you do not need to stress about the saving + purchasing gifts as much, so think of creative ways to make some extra cash. Sell your old clothes on the Facebook marketplace or sites like Poshmark and Mercari. Use your talents to create “services” that you can offer your neighbors such as leaf raking, babysitting, or pet sitting. If you have old valuables lying around your home, consider selling them to Chapes-JPL, who has been in business for over 40 years. They buy valuables such as jewelry, gold, handbags, watches, and they also do asset loans on certain items such as their car title loan Atlanta option.
Watch Your Favorite Movies
Your tv streaming service is packed with seasonal films right now – all of them are, so it does not matter who you have TV services through. Share an old favorite with your family or close friends. Or let everyone pick one to watch and make a couple evenings out of it. Throw some roasted pumpkin seeds and a cup of candy corn into some stovetop popcorn, and you’ve got an awesome fall movie snack.
If you are considering any home improvements, now is the time to do them! Do timely house projects, such as removing leaves from your gutters, cleaning out your fireplace, and winterizing your home. Other fun home improvements to do now would be kitchen renovations, backyard projects, and house painting! It is a great time to do renovations, before the New Year gets here.