Transitioning into Fall

We're coming to the close of the last long weekend of the summer and suddenly it feels like it's already fall.

As much as I love the fall, this was a really great summer and I'm a little sad to see it go. We also barely get a fall season in Winnipeg, so I plan to milk this one for as much as I can. 

From September long weekend at Shoal Lake

From September long weekend at Shoal Lake

There are always a few thing's I like to do around this time of year to make the transition into fall a little easier (and less depressing), and no, I don't mean drinking Pumpkin Spice everything. (TBH I really do not like pumpkin spice lattes...)

The first thing I'll do is gut my closet. Move the summer stuff to the side, pull out the plaid shirts and knit sweaters, and get rid of anything I do not wear anymore.

I am the absolute worst for being like, "maybe I'll wear this shirt again in four years". If that thought goes through your mind, spoiler alert, you will not wear it again. It's time to part with the piece, and really it's taking up valuable closet space.

What I'll do is collect a bunch of the stuff that I've realized I no longer wear and I'll take it into a consignment store. The one in Winnipeg I usually go to is Plato's Closet over near Polo Park. They're really fast at going through your stuff and will pay you a really reasonable price for it! Whatever they decide they don't want I'll donate to my local church rummage sale. 

The other main thing I like to do around this time of year is pre make healthy soups and muffins to prepare for the chillier weather. As I've mentioned, I went a little off the wagon this summer with indulging. And that's okay! But although I'm not going back to school, I find it a lot easier to stick to a healthy food and workout routine when the colder months roll around. 

 Finally, moving into the fall routine I usually try to create a budget. Over the summer it's really easy to get carried away with going out for dinner and patio drinks with friends. I find it a lot easier to create a budget moving into fall to try and follow and get back on track moving into the colder months. One good way to stick to budget and try to save some moolah is by taking out cash and organizing it into envelopes and only allowing yourself that specific cash for what they're labeled for on the envelope - going out, groceries, bills, etc. Whatever you have left - you save! 

These are just some of my tips for moving into the fall season, have some of your own? Feel free to share them in the comment section below!