What are the Best Ways to Declutter My Home for the Fall Season?
3 Awesome Tips for Fall Decluttering Your Home
We are all familiar with spring cleaning and now that it’s September, it’s time for some fall decluttering. As the year goes on, we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, and it can start to become overwhelming – especially if we live in a small NYC apartment! Continue reading to find out the best ways to declutter your home!
Tip #1: Get Rid of Clothes You Don’t Wear
The fall and winter seasons are the times where we start wearing bulkier layers. All those jackets, coats, sweatshirts, and sweaters tend to take up a lot of space in our closets and drawers. To make room for the newest trends, get rid of any clothing that is outdated, no longer fits, or you just don’t love. Send them off to your local charity store – or if you would like to make some money so you can afford that new coat you have been eyeing up, sell them via Craigslist, eBay, etc.
Tip #2: Throw Out Old Food
We are all guilty of purchasing food and forgetting about it in the refrigerator. And old, forgotten food takes up a surprising amount of space! Make room for your favorite fall flavors by throwing out anything that is expired, spoiled, or looks/smells questionable. If your refrigerator is a little smelly, open a box of Arm & Hammer baking soda and leave it in your fridge for a week.
Tip #3: Go Through All Your Mail
More often than not, the mail that we receive gets tossed aside until we have a chance to go through it. This results in a massive pile-up that becomes overwhelming. Take a few hours to go through everything and keep whatever is important. Shred everything else. Go through your magazines and recycle them afterward. And if you really want to eliminate some of your mail, request paperless versions of your bills be sent to your email inbox. Many magazine and newspaper publications are also available online to subscribers.
Happy Fall and Happy Decluttering!