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Fall is the perfect time to declutter your home and get organized. With family and friends coming to visit, you will want your home to look its best. It’s also a great opportunity to get rid of things you no longer want or need.


Start with the basics and maybe not the most visible thing – your closet. Trust us, tackling the items behind closed doors first will give you the motivation to keep going.

Take everything out and start sorting things into piles:

  1. Keep
  2. Donate
  3. Throw away

Be honest with yourself! Donate items you have not worn in the past year. This will make more space in your closet for new clothes, and you’ll feel better knowing someone else will fall in love and enjoy using the ones you donate.


The next area to tackle is your kitchen. You know how the saying goes: “The kitchen is the heart of the home.” Fall marks the start of the holiday season and there will be lots of cooking and baking with family & friends. You want this area to be welcoming to bakers and creative dinner makers so declutter this space next.  Start with your pantry and get rid of expired items. Donate any non-perishable food that you know you will not use. Also, go through your refrigerator and freezer and throw away anything that’s expired. This will not only make more space for baked goods and holiday food, but it will also help you avoid cooking with anything expired.

Living room

Moving on to your living room. No better place to relax with your guests after all that baking than your decluttered family area. Tackle this area early in your fall organizing frenzy to make space for the season’s most beautiful decorations and presents from your guests.  An easy start is decluttering surfaces like coffee tables and bookshelves. Donate items you no longer want, put away misplaced items, and box away the objects that are meaningful to you. Now your living room is inviting, simply by giving it more clear spaces. Watch out though, now your guests might not want to leave.


Finally, remember your bathrooms. Start by going through your entire medicine cabinet. Check the dates and get rid of any expired items. You can simply place these in a plastic bag and drop them off at almost any Walgreens or CVS pharmacy’s medicine collection container. They will take care of safe medication disposal. Remember, NEVER throw away any medication down the toliet, in regular trash or recycling.  The guest bathroom might have collected half-used shampoo bottles, old soaps, and air fresheners that do not smell that fresh anymore. Declutter this space as well. Throw away old bottles and purchase unisex shampoo and soap for the next guests visiting.

Fall into organizing – fall in love with your home

Now your fall organizing is complete and by decluttering your home, you are ready for the holiday decorations and guests visiting unexpectedly. You also feel more relaxed in your newly organized home.

In conclusion, fall into decluttering and organizing and fall in love with your home again!   If you are ever in need of help and support, you can always call Corliss, a professional organizer to get you started. Happy Fall Organizing!

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