My word. To winterize means to prepare for winter which is a time of year to certainly prepare for. But Autumn is my favorite season and in my home, we autumnize.
Autumnizing entails hanging fall wreaths and changing decor to pumpkins and harvest themed knick-knacks. It also requires the planting of fall mums in the front garden and rearranging furniture to accommodate use of the fireplace. And along the lines of winterizing, screens and windows get cleaned and checked for repair–autumn means opening windows and doors and not running the air-conditioner. All these measures and more take place in my home when summer turns to fall.