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Fall Organizing Projects

Anybody interested in doing some fall organizing projects? Okay, I’ll admit that it’s hard to believe that fall is just a few weeks away when the temperatures are still in the 80’s. However, kids are back in school and now is the time to roll up your sleeves and get busy!

So here’s a list of my 7 favorite fall organizing projects that you can do before the next season is upon us (think HOLIDAYS!).

  1. Clean out the garage. It’s time to quit thinking of your garage as your landfill and to start thinking of it as a place to store what is probably your second most expensive item(s) that you own – your car(s). Everything you need to know to accomplish this is on my garage page. Check it out!

  2. Purge your coat closet. Get rid of everything you no longer like, wear or fit into. This includes overcoats, ski jackets, raincoats, scarves and gloves. With so many people out of work, there are many who could use a “new” cold weather wardrobe.

  3. Thin out your linen closet. With colder weather coming soon, we’re again reminded of how grateful we are for the homes and blessings we have. Many rescue missions and shelters need blankets, comforters, towels and sheets for their increased overnight guests.

  4. Go through your bedroom closet. Go through your wardrobe from last fall and winter to see what you want to keep and what you want to donate. Then you can see if there’s anything new you need to buy to make your fall wardrobe complete.

  5. Old toys. Clean out your kids’ toy boxes and closets, preferably with them so there are no unpleasant surprises for your kids when they start looking for a “favorite” toy that you’ve decided to donate. The holidays will be upon us before we know it and now is the perfect time to purge the toys your kids no longer play with before more toys appear.

  6. Clean your windows. You don’t want to admire the beautiful fall colors through dirty windows, do you? Work on cleaning a minimum of two windows each day until they’re all done.

  7. Decorate the house. With the change of seasons, it’s a great time to put away last season’s decorations and rotate the new season decorations front and center. It always helps to have 5 or 6 large plastic bins that hold seasonal items (one season per bin). And don’t forget to mark each box to make it easy to retrieve.
    Be sure to itemize all of your donations and get a tax-deductible receipt for income tax purposes. Once you’ve completed your fall organizing projects, you’ll be ready to prepare for the holidays that are just around the corner!

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