Halloween-themed goods may have hit store shelves ages ago, but the high heat of summer has only just subsided, leaving us rummaging in closets for long-forgotten jackets perfect for momijigari (leaf peeping).

The seasonal switch — Sept. 23 heralded the official start to autumn — offers a chance for us to tidy up and start preparing for the cooler weather ahead. With a little elbow grease, you and your home will be ready to spend autumn cozy and comfortable.

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