People often are inspired to declutter as part of spring cleaning or want to get organized as part of a New Year’s resolution, but actually, the fall season is one of the best times to get organized, and here are some reasons why:
Fall brings cooler weather and lower humidity, making it more comfortable to organize garages, sheds, attics and basements.
It is a good time to declutter clothing that children have outgrown over the summer.
With children back in school, you may have uninterrupted time available to organize your home, if you have a flexible schedule, or can take a weekday off from work.
Fall is a good time to organize your garage so you can easily fit your vehicle inside it, to protect it from the upcoming icy and snowy winter weather.
Organize your kitchen and dining room in early fall to prepare for hosting events like Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner.
To better organize your pantry, so grocery shopping and cooking will be easier, and maybe you can donate unused, unexpired food to a food pantry before the holidays.
To declutter your guest bedrooms and bonus rooms before overnight guests of friends and family visit for the holidays.
To set up an organized space for indoor hobbies you may spend more time on during the winter months, such as crafting, sewing, knitting, scrapbooking or painting.
The hectic holiday schedule creeps up quickly, usually by early November, so getting organized before then can help make the holidays less chaotic.
To find new gifts you’ve collected throughout the year, and put them in one place so you can easily give them away over the holidays.
To get your gift wrapping supplies in order ahead of the holiday season.
Remember, resolutions don’t have to start on New Year’s Day, resolve now to end the year more organized!