#SundayThoughts: When's the first day of fall 2019 (and what to stock up on?)

Summer isn't over just yet. But when is the first day of fall, and when should chunky knit throws make an appearance?

When is the first day of fall 2019? Autumnal living room from West Elm
(Image credit: West Elm)

When's the first day of fall 2019? According to Google, fall in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Monday 23rd September. Excited? As are we. While we still have another 17 days left of summer (supposedly), we're very much in a fall mood now and are ready to dig out our sweaters, slow cookers and fairy lights from the attic. 

Wondering what to stock up on to ensure you're prepared? From new socks to coffee beans, summer-grown fruit and veg and even biodegradable lawn bags for when the leaves inevitably start falling, we've selected a few items we think you should purchase during your next Walmart shop, below. 

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HALLOLURE Hand Chunky Knit Blanket 3 Sizes | From $37.89
Not only do these chunky knit blankets look good, but since they're extremely thick, they do a pretty amazing job at keeping you warm all night long. Available in three different sizes and 17 different colors, you could buy one for each room of your house *guilty*.


Vornado VH2 Electric Portable Space Heater | $74 $69.99
Hate putting your furnace on? We agree it can be pointless to heat an entire home if you're only using one room, so why not invest in an electric heater this fall? This Vornado model can warm a room fast, it's quiet when in use and cool to touch so safe around kids and pets. The best part? It has a fan function so it can also be used in the summer!


Instant Pot LUX60 | $79 $49
Don't own an instant pot or any other type of slow cooker for that matter? You need one this fall, especially if you crave hearty meals when the weather gets cold but are too busy to make them. The Instant Pot LUX60 can pressure cook AND slow cook, it can also cook rice, sauté, steam and warm, too. And thanks to its handy timer feature, you can pop your ingredients in before work and when you arrive home, they'll be cooked to perfection.


Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker | $99.95
A necessity for dark and cold mornings, this coffee and espresso maker will a) look good on your worktop, b) save you money purchasing a brew every morning and c) requires a tiny amount of effort for a caffeine fix. For under $100, you can't go wrong...

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our UK Shopping Editor, she spends much of her time giving advice on what you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a sofa bed for your spare room, accessories to give your space a new lease of life, shiny new appliances for a kitchen or some smart tech for an easier life. She's also our fitness and beauty guru, with hands-on experience with some of the top hair tools and the best home gym equipment around. Otherwise, you can find her rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, DIYing accessories to fit with her ever-changing colour scheme, or going on long walks with her pug. Next up on her to-renovate list is her bathroom...