Let’s talk about Fall Organizing instead of cleaning! What are the best Fall projects and where do you start?
With all these areas DECIDE first where donations will go, then what kind of help or resources you might need to do the job, then finally, HOW you will organize what you keep!
Get a plan in place BEFORE you start so that you will stick with it.
The attic is a perfect Fall project because it’s too hot to do in the summer and too cold in the middle of winter.
Same as attic. After gutting it, think about having shelving added, bike hooks hung, creating a lawn and garden area, a sports area, a utility/tool area, and storage area.
*Metal bakers style shelving
Not that common here, but think of it as an extra space in your home.
I have said many times: Your home is not a storage unit! That goes for attics, garages, and basements, but especially for your closets.
Rule of thumb: you can keep what fills 90% of your space. More than 90% is too much.
- If you don’t love it, get rid of it.
- If it’s stained, tattered, or out of style, get rid of it.
- If you haven’t worn it in a year (assuming your weren’t pregnant!), get rid of it.
Always have a donation bag at the bottom of every closet that you are regularly adding too
Bagster by Waste Management
Call any of the major donation centers for pick up:Salvation Army, Goodwill, Samaritans House, DAV, Hope House. It takes about a week from the call to pick up
Consider consignment for high end or very gently used clothing, but don’t let it be a barrier to getting rid of stuff!