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Spring Cleaning this Fall: 3 Easy Ways To Reduce Clutter!

You’re no doubt familiar with the spring cleaning routine. After exchanging the snow and bone-chilling cold of winter for the sunshine and heart-warming temperatures of spring, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and jump into the spring cleaning routine.

Reducing Clutter

But did you know that same cleaning concept is also useful during the fall season? Doing so will provide you with an opportunity to get things in order just in time for the winter.

Here are 3 easy ways to reduce clutter this fall!

  1. Make a list
  2. Before you start your decluttering campaign, you need to make a list. For best results, walk through your home, pen and paper in hand, and go through the various rooms and areas to determine where the clutter resides. That way, you’ll be able to focus on the places that require it and be more purposeful with your plan to lessen clutter.

  3. Shed unnecessary stuff
  4. Fall cleaning is an ideal time to reduce clutter by getting rid of wardrobe items that aren’t getting much use. First, you need to go through your closets and chest of drawers and decide what clothing you want, what clothing you need to toss in the trash bin, and what items you want to donate. Quality used items that you’re not planning to hold onto can be brought to thrift shops and second-hand stores. The end result will be less clutter for you to deal with – and more space for the stuff that you do want.

    After sorting through your clothes, go through other things as well. Whether it be furniture, books, equipment or anything else, do a bit of soul searching to decide if all of these belongings really have a place in your home. A lot of people tend to build clutter simply because they don’t want to throw out items, but just because it doesn’t fit in your home doesn’t mean it has to go in the trash!

    Decide what does and doesn’t fit in your house, and rent a storage unit to house all the items that don’t have a proper place. That way when you move or make more room in your current home, you’ll still have easy access to all of your belongings.

  5. Don’t Forget the Outdoors!
  6. Don’t forget to declutter your lawn and your garage. So grab that rake and clean up the leaves. After you’ve done this, get to work at ridding your garage of unnecessary stuff that you don’t use. Perform necessary preventive maintenance on your lawnmower or whipper snipper before storing them away neatly until the following spring.

    When you’ve identified the stuff that has to go, load them into the back of your truck or into the trunk of your car and bring them to a thrift shop or to the landfill – wherever the items belong.

    Spring cleaning during the fall season is a great idea as it will help you to regain control over your environment. Start out with a plan, get rid of what you don’t need, store what doesn’t belong at home, and tidy up your lawn and garage — and you’ll be well on your way towards reducing clutter.

Posted on October 26, 2015 | Organizing Home

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